Jordan French

Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he is on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor.

Peter J. Curti on redefining what “making it” means in Hollywood

Someone needs to style the guests on reality television shows. Or at least that was the thinking behind the producers of Millionaire Matchmaker when they hired a relatively unknown designer, Peter J. Curti, over a decade ago. Grit Daily caught up with the now-famed prodigal designer who’s taking on the world with his own fashion brand, the eponymous House Of Peter James. Grit Daily: You’re best known for your role on Millionaire Matchmaker. But we want to know: how did you get that gig?...

Top Chef Zachary Engel Opens Up on “Celebritization,” Kid Cooks, and New Joint Galit

In Chicago and can’t wait for the thaw, either? We also can’t wait for the opening of Galit a Middle Eastern restaurant in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago set to open in early Spring 2019. Owned and operated by James Beard award winner Chef Zachary Engel and general manager Andrés Clavero, the menu focuses on a “seasonal and localized approach to dishes of the Middle East and Israel’s immigrant cuisines,” alongside a forward-thinking beverage program with...

Youfirst taps facial expressions for a sharper look at influencer marketing value

Lujza Bubanova is a former pro-golfer turned (self-styled) “kamikaze” entrepreneur who is hacking facial expressions to improve the value of influencer marketing. Or at least that’s the thinking behind Youfirst, which deploys artificial intelligence to drive both influencer marketing conversions and do a better job at valuing marketing. Grit Daily caught up with Bubanova at TechChill to get a closer look at her tech and to find out where the “kamikaze” description...

MosaMeat Sets Sights on “Cultured” Meat Market

We grow plants. So why not grow meat? At least that’s the thinking behind Dutch startup MosaMeat. Grit Daily caught up with Jonathan Breemhaar — the first employee at MosaMeat — at TechChill to get a closer take on how “tissue engineering” could be at the core of what satiates the carnivore in most of us. 1. Between Mark, Peter and yourself your team has an interesting set of backgrounds. Share those. At MosaMeat we are working on meat production in a completely different...

The Rise of Athlete Entrepreneurs

The sad tale of the athlete who went broke is not uncommon, with Fox Sports listing some famous athletes who lost their entire fortune. These include boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, basketball stars Allen Iverson, Antoine Walker, and Sheryl Swoops, football players Warren Sapp and Lawrence Taylor, and golfer John Daly. These cases prove that millions earned over a ten, fifteen, even twenty year career might not last a lifetime. They also underscore the wisdom of becoming an...

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