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.

The Family History Industry is Transforming in the Digital Age

With another Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, it’s increasingly clear that retail is undergoing a digital transformation. Online spending hit a record-breaking $6.22 billion for Black Friday, according to data from Adobe Analytics. Consumers are buying more online for delivery or in-store pickup, and using increasingly numerous digital tools to meet their shopping needs.   The revolution has many forms and influences, from IoT to voice search and voice-assisted shopping, from AR...

Meet Eusoh, the cheapest alternative to pet insurance

Pet insurance is expensive — but it doesn’t need to be. At least that’s the thinking behind Eusoh, a pet-insurance startup that pools pet owners and vets to lower insurance premiums. The company raised $2 million back in June and is apparently doing well. We spoke with Dr. Allen Kamrava, still a board-certified colorectal and general surgeon, to unpack the details on community-based insurance and to find out what traditional pet insurers are doing wrong. 1. You have your own...

Campus Protein Raises $1 Million to Better Your University Workouts

You didn’t know what you were missing in the gym. It turns out that protein powder and protein drink sales have a market right next to your work out station. Or at least that’s the thinking behind Campus Protein, a start up founded at Indiana University by a trio of students who claim they were tired of “overpaying at GNC.” We chat with CEO Russell Saks on the latest at this hot start up that’s taking over university gyms. 1. What early feedback did you get from...

This startup pays students for notes — and wants to solve the student debt crisis

The student debt bubble could be the next “big one” but popping it isn’t a foregone conclusion. At least that’s the thinking behind OneClass cofounder Kevin Wu. His startup pays students to take notes, making some money on the side and reducing the debt burden. The company has troves of data, so naturally we took a peek. 1. You went to college. Were some of the trends you’ve spotted not obvious? Trends that are not necessarily obvious were the majority of students that...

Meet The US Air Force Veteran Who is Making Cannabis Plants Easier to Grow

Some entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands. That’s what happened to Billy Blackburn, a US Air Force veteran and now founder of EZ-CLONE, a cannabis plant cloning system that he started — rather classically — out of his garage. Here’s the latest scoop on the budding company as it heads to the major industry conference, MJ Biz Con. 1. Can you share your background and your interest in the industry?  I am a US Air Force veteran, singer songwriter/musician and...

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