Adam Bluestein

Selected Work


Austin Was Destined to Replace Silicon Valley. Then the Pandemic Hit.  What the hottest boomtown off the coasts will look like on the other side. Marker, July 2020 

Everything Changes. Every tumor begins with a genetic mutation. Next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics are yielding surprising insights into when and how mutations occur, suggesting revolutionary approaches to early diagnosis and treatment.  Proto, May 2020 

Silicon Valley Is Quietly Building Its Own Wall Street. Can the LTSE, a new stock exchange, founded by Lean Startup guru Eric Ries and backed by the Bay Area’s most powerful players, take on the NYSE and Nasdaq? Marker, February 2020

How Mormons Built the Next Silicon Valley While No One Was Looking.” LDS religious values infuse Utah’s  blazing-hot tech scene. As businesses seek to lure outsiders, does that need to change? Marker, January 2020

“Flower Power.” How Mikey Steinmetz, CEO and cofounder of craft-grown cannabis distributor Flow Kana, is helping multi-generation Emerald Triangle growers weather the unexpected storm of legalization. Men’s Journal,  January/February 2020

“Green Means Go.” How Canopy Growth, Canada’s largest cannabis producer, prepared for nationwide legalization—and how it plans to dominate the global weed industry with its “family of brands” approach to a fast-changing marketplace. Fast Company, February 2019

“After a Comeback, 23andMe Faces Its Next Test.” Profile of Anne Wojcicki, CEO of the pioneering consumer genomics company. Fast Company, Sept 2017

“Engineering a Vegan Steak Even a Carnivore Would Love.” Before Beyond Meat, before the Impossible Burger, there was Holland’s Vegetarian Butcher. I spoke with cofounder Niko Hoffeman in 2015. Fast Company, January 2016

“The Most Entrepreneurial Group in America Wasn’t Born in America.” The business case for comprehensive immigration reform, featuring profiles of immigrant founders. Inc., Feb 2015

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