Qwoted finalizes $3 million seed round

Qwoted, the rapidly growing communication tech platform, has closed a $3 million funding. This round of seed funding was led by venture capital firm Third Prime and included co-investment firm Gaingels, pre-seed investors Prosek Venture Partners and Vested. It also included a mix of communications firms, including Integral, Caliber Corporate Advisers, Haymaker PR, FHS Partners […]

Qwick Take: Coinbase IPO and its implications for the crypto industry

This week, Talking Biz News Deputy Editor Erica Thompson reached out to Qwoted’s community of experts to inquire about the implications of Coinbase’s recent IPO for the crypto industry. Check out some of the top commentary: Eric Christensen, Chief Payment Officer at Digital River: “The successful IPO of Coinbase Global marks another milestone for cryptocurrencies […]

Business Insider associate editor Bose on journalism’s pitfalls and her advice

Debanjali Bose began her career as a video producer for BuzzFeed News. For three years Bose created video content for social media channels, as well as short documentaries and collaborative shows with BuzzFeed partners Facebook and Snapchat. Her love for writing led her to a career change with Business Insider in early 2020, where Bose […]

Qwoted EIC Carlozo shares advice for freelance journalists

Lou Carlozo is the editor-in-chief at Qwoted. Read below on where he shares his experience and advice for journalists wanting to go freelance: I’m not bashful about sharing it: I lost my job in April, right at the height of Covid-19. Besides, I’d been down this road before — at least four times, in fact. […]

Forbes’ Dammarell talks journalism, its pitfalls and misinformation

Evan Dammarell started out writing about fantasy basketball for Hashtag Basketball, focusing on the Charlotte Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He landed with Forbes during the summer of 2018, and now covers the financial and business aspects of the Cavaliers with Forbes, serves as an editor at SB Nation’s Fear the Sword, […]

S&P Global senior reporter Kuykendall talks journalism

Taylor Kuykendall was drawn to journalism as a result of his interests in writing and photography. After traveling and gaining experience at several local publications, Kuykendall found himself often writing about the energy sector. He now covers the coal industry for S&P Global Market Intelligence, previously SNL Financial. Q: If there’s one thing you could […]

Mercury News reporter Castañeda on the importance of talking to people

Leonardo Castañeda graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism before starting work in investigative and accountability journalism for a nonprofit news organization in San Diego. Castañeda now reports on small businesses, income inequality and demographics for the Mercury News in San Jose. Q: What advice would you give to aspiring young […]

AMBCrypto senior news editor George talks journalism

After graduating with a degree in International Relations from Durham University, Jibin Mathew George worked as a sub-editor at a foreign policy magazine in New Delhi. He later moved to the blockchain and cryptocurrency news platform AMBCrypto, based in Bengaluru, India. At AMBCrypto, George’s responsibilities vary. He plans and structures all news content, while also […]

Business Insider deputy executive editor Oran talks journalism

Deputy executive editor Olivia Oran helps lead Business Insider’s consumer subscriptions offering from within the newsroom while overseeing several teams of reporters and editors who cover topics including finance, markets, investing, health care and legal. She also works with her colleagues in data, marketing, and partnerships to collaboratively strategize on the best ways to grow […]

Boston Globe financial columnist Edelman talks journalism

Larry Edelman entered the business journalism field and worked as a tech reporter after finishing college. Some time later, Edelman moved into editing with stints at the Boston Globe, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal before returning to the Globe. Currently, he is The Globe’s financial columnist and associate editor. Q: The profession of journalism […]