Stewart Rogers

Stewart Rogers is a Managing Editor at GritDaily and has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, managing, and mentoring in tech. He is a journalist, author, and speaker on AI, AR/VR, blockchain, and other emerging technology industries, and is the Analyst-at-large VentureBeat. Prior to VentureBeat, Rogers ran a number of successful software companies and held global roles in sales and marketing for businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. He has contributed to several sales and marketing publications. A digital nomad with no fixed abode, Rogers also emcees major tech events across the globe and is a co-founder at Tribe of Why, an organization headquartered in Marrakech that helps people find their purpose and set their intentions.

Former addict brings Hypnobox to English-speaking users to improve your mental health

I lost 11 friends — all founders of Silicon Valley startups — to suicide in 2018. There is no doubt that entrepreneurs, executives, and team members face increased pressures as a result of running startups that result in self-destructive behaviors. As I explained in my keynote at TechChill 2019, founders are 2X more likely to have suicidal thoughts, 3X more likely to resort to substance abuse, and 10X more likely to have bipolar disorder. As coping mechanisms go, meditation and...

MNFST launches its micro-influencer platform to help everyone leverage their communities

Influencer platforms are two a penny, but one thing continuously gets in the way of regular people taking advantage of them to generate extra wealth. You have to have a certain follower threshold before they let you in. Today, MNFST has launched a micro-influencer platform, following a successful round of funding, that hopes to fix this problem for once and for all. MNFST, which is short for “Manifest,” allows its users to leverage their social channels and turn them into a...

Interview: Citizen Grown and Raekwon want to pay you to grow weed in your house

There are moments in any journalists life where you know you’re going to be able to tell a fantastic anecdote for eternity, and this was one of them. Sitting next to a crystal-clear pool in the blazing sunshine at SXSW in Austin this year, Raekwon from the Wu-Tang Clan, Citizen Grown’s CEO Redg Snodgrass, Resolute Consulting’s  Alan Solow and I sat down to discuss the cannabis startup’s mission, and what it means to democratize the growing and harvesting process in...

Interview: Gibson’s future is in balancing technology with authenticity

James “JC” Curleigh is on a mission. The former president at Levi’s, he took the helm at the iconic guitar brand in November 2018. At SXSW in Austin recently, I had the opportunity to interview JC on stage at Gibson Guitar’s frankly impressive showroom. Guitars of all shapes and sizes adorn the walls, ready for invited guests to try before they buy. We started our interview with a little history lesson. “It was 1894 when Orville Gibson was crafting his first...

Science says you need to meet your dates offline, so this app is designed to make that happen — fast

When you think about dating in 2019, the last thing on your mind — most likely — is science. But research shows clearly that your chances of meeting “the one” are much higher if you apply the findings of various psychology experts and researchers. In a nutshell, if you want to succeed at dating today, you are better off doing it in person, rather than just online. Studies have proved that groups who meet face to face versus those who have online connections only...