Loralyn Mears PhD

Loralyn Mears is a Weekend Columnist at Grit Daily. She spent over a decade playing with mosquito DNA, got her PhD, decided she would rather market science than be at the bench and has never looked back. Along the way, she’s wined and dined her way around the globe. Today she runs "Toasted Marshmellow" and helps companies with their go-to-market strategy whenever she's not cooking for her teenage step kids who are *always* hungry.

Motivation Monday: Unplugged

Monday Motivation here we come! This is for those of you who slog through your Monday mornings. If you lament the end of the weekend and dread returning to the office, you may need our Motivation Monday quick tips. Grit Daily offers an avenue to connect with others like you. We’re here to help get your work week off to a good start. Pump your fists – it’s time for Motivation Monday!   Where’s my phone?! The panic. The horror. Surely I didn’t just leave my phone in the Uber? My whole...

Motivation Monday: Unplugging Results

Monday Motivation here we come! This is for those of you who slog through your Monday mornings. If you lament the end of the weekend and dread returning to the office, you may need our Motivation Monday quick tips. Grit Daily offers an avenue to connect with others like you. We’re here to help get your work week off to a good start. Pump your fists – it’s time for Motivation Monday! The Horror Before Of course, going on vacation is a wonderful experience. And a luxury at that. However,...

Wine Down and Chill: in Cottage Country

Ready to wine down and chill? Do you want to see your photo featured in our column? If yes, then send it to me! While you’re at it, send me your favorite wine, recipe or suggest a theme for a future article. If you’re ready to wine down and chill, then you’ve come to the right place. Return here each Friday to find a food & wine column that’s fun to read and suggests terrific wine-movie pairings that go with the theme. You never know what’s next for our  “Wine Down for the Weekend” column....

Newark Venture Partners’ Joanne Lin opens up on NVP’s Audible origins and New Jersey’s changing VC landscape

I’ve been in and around tech for more years than I dare to admit. As such, I’ve seen my share of companies that imploded. Once, I was on the periphery of a company that sort of made it. Yet I was unprepared for this current opportunity. My point is, had you told me a year or two ago that I’d be interviewing a female executive from a New Jersey venture capital firm, my reaction would have been more than a raised eyebrow. But as it happens, this is exactly what I’m doing. Today,...

Motivation Monday: the Unplugging Experiment

Motivation Monday here we come! This is for those of you who slog through your Monday mornings. If you lament the end of the weekend and dread returning to the office, you may need our Motivation Monday quick tips. Grit Daily offers an avenue to connect with others like you. We’re here to help get your work week off to a good start. Pump your fists – it’s time for Motivation Monday!   The mini-escape Over the weekend, we spent a day at the Jersey Shore. Call it a dry run for the...

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