Jordan French

Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily. An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur. He is the founder of Notability Partners and the co-founder of BNB Shield, Lisbon Hill Farms, Status Labs, BeeHex, BlockTelegraph, and Grit Daily. A biomedical engineer and intellectual-property attorney, French is the author of upcoming book, The Gritty Entrepreneur.

“HR Tech” Startup Communo Nabs $3.3M

One more point for “startup-team Canada” as Calgary-based Communo announced early this morning that it raised $3.3 million (Canadian, which is $2.5M in American paper) for its marketers-as-a-service platform. Communo co-founder and CEO Ryan Gill said the platform connected over 40,000 users with marketers, creative talent, and consultants to hit the $25 million deal mark in 2019. If Communo sounds like “Upwork for marketers” or...

Which TV series Is the Next Abstract: The Art of Design?

The show is called “Created Here.” It is exclusively screening at Sundance. And Grit Daily got an inside look at how the series is made, the artists featured, and why it is set to be an indie darling. At some point in your life, you have probably wondered the following: How does a building-sized street art mural get made? How does a professional dancer train, particularly for a ballet performance in a swimming pool? How do you screen print with water instead of oil, and why does that...

Chloé Cohen Has a Few Words to Share on Real Estate

With 2020 underway, technology continues to inject itself in every area of the corporate sector, including the real estate industry. Perhaps the most beneficial ROI on bringing tech into your real estate business is the advantage of real-time data that allows a realtor, client, or marketing firm to track and manage both buyer profiles and property landscapes, which only helps minimize the enormous stack of paperwork that the industry currently is flooded with. To get a better understanding of...

Missed Web Summit? Collision Steps Up as Toronto’s Answer

Did you miss last year’s Collision conference? No worries, because you’re in luck, as Toronto hosts Collision, Web Summit’s North American counterpart, June 22-26 with no fewer than 25,000 people. Last November, 70,000 people descended on what once (long ago) was the sleepy fishing village of Lisbon, Portugal — a modern capitol that’s now come into its own due in no small part to a brand still somewhat undiscovered stateside: Web Summit.  In nine years, Web Summit...

LUNI’s Minimalist Chic Designs Captures Everything Costa Rica Wanted to Be

From the pavilion of the Toucan Rescue Ranch on the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica, tourists can sip coffee and contemplate a cornucopia of abuse. Those were the powerful opening words from the HuffPost earlier this summer, speaking on the current nature (no pun intended) of Costa Rican wildlife. Costa Rica’s answer to nature’s cry has been a global example on wildlife preservation, incorporating efforts by multiple government agencies, NGOs, private landowners, and local...

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