Noah Staum

Noah Staum is the West Coast Managing Editor at Grit Daily. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived in four different countries. Across that span he’s learned Mandarin, adopted an adorable Shiba Inu, and worked for several major dating apps. Noah is based in Los Angeles, California, focusing his coverage on entertainment and entrepreneurship.

Tailgate Fest Creators, Former Mark Cuban Partners, Talk Entrepreneurship

For Mark Cuban, visitors to Shark Tank are either entrepreneurs or ‘wantrepreneurs.’ When he invested two million dollars in Tailgate Fest Founders Melissa Carbone and Alyson Richards’s production company, it was clear which they were. That was the biggest deal in the show’s history at the time. The company, Ten Thirty One Productions, made its bread and butter from producing Haunted Hayride events in LA and NYC, as well as other largescale horror-themed experiences. They successfully sold it...

Can Global Tracking Actually Be Safe? NYC’s Crosby Tech Is Out To Prove It

The Find My iPhone feature has met its match with powerful technology coming out of New York City startup company Crosby. In  2016, Crosby CEO Greg Pietroforte was rushing to catch the Q train subway when his wallet dropped from his pocket. The subway doors closed and that was the last he ever saw of it. Pietroforte’s small loss then has turned into big tech now. The moment inspired him and his co-founders to develop the proprietary tracking software and devices behind the Crosby brand. While...

Determined To Replace Email, Slack Goes Public

Company workflow and communications have evolved incredibly over the past decade. Slack — the popular collaboration and communications platform — plays a major role in that. Now, the company is going public. For those unfamiliar, Slack is a messaging program for all devices designed to scale for use across organizations, however large or small. Messages are organized by channels — which can be customized as departments, teams, projects, or topics — that employees can...

Tacotopia Is The New LA Experience We Need And Deserve

What’s your utopia? Many would not be opposed to one solely focused on tacos. Lucky for us, Tacotopia is real. Tacotopia is a new experiential pop-up and playground hybrid that celebrates everything taco related (yes, that includes fan favorites tequila and avocado). Think San Francisco’s Museum of Ice Cream, but for tacos. The installation kicked-off this month right in the thick of beautiful Santa Monica Promenade and features over 25 unique, Instagrammable interactive spaces. Try your...

Puffy Delivery Is Using Amazon’s Model With Cannabis

Anyone on Instagram has likely seen a wave of influencers sporting a bubbly-looking Puffy Delivery brand hoodie. The thing is, they’re not a clothing brand. They’re a cannabis brand. Michael Ng, Patrick Martin, and Bear Degidio — co-founders of Puffy Delivery, a cannabis delivery service based out of Orange County, CA — started their business with a simplified way of looking at cannabis: as a retail product. While cannabis delivery services have existed since medical marijuana...

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