Caroline James

Caroline James is an Entertainment Columnist at Grit Daily. Whether it's about a founder following their passion or a band making waves in the music industry, she loves telling stories that influence and encourage others. When she's not writing, Caroline loves eating tacos, traveling to new places, and binge-listening to true-crime podcasts.

Kango “Uber for Kids” rideshare app pulls in $3.6 million Series A

The ride-share industry is no stranger to innovation. First, Uber and Lyft changed the way we ride, and now, new modes of transportation like bikes, scooters, and even pogo sticks crop up across the country every day. Different business models, like incentivized recruiting or female-only ridesharing, also shape the industry’s future. Even more revolutionary than those models, however, is a totally new breed of service and target market: Uber, but for kids. Now, before you picture...

Startup Pour My Beer is “pouring it forward”

The origin story of PourMyBeer begins in a bustling bar in Baltimore. Josh Goodman, a problem-solving entrepreneur, looked at the crowd waiting to order and began to think: There’s got to be a better way to serve bar patrons. — Josh Goodman, CEO of PourMyBeer. Apparently he wasn’t thinking before that. But it’s unclear whether he was or not, so on with the story. If you can pour your own drink at a party, why not at a bar? Bam! The idea for PourMyBeer was born. Goodman set...

4 Tech Companies Disrupting the Live Events Industry

The live events industry is no stranger to problems. Many companies in the live events industry struggle to reach new attendees, organize events at large scale and make the most of their event budget (Fyre Fest, anyone?). Ticketing is another facet of the industry that faces challenges and scrutiny, too, with large scale organizations like the Federal Trade Commission even calling for an examination of best practices. These obstacles are not new, and they are frustrating for organizers, fans...