Lori Ioannou


About Lori

Lori Ioannou is an award-winning journalist who is currently a contributor and podcaster for The Wall Street Journal and other publications including Consumer Reports and Reader’s Digest. She is the former senior editor of special reports for CNBC, and a former executive editor of Time Inc. where she oversaw all special sections for the News Group including TIME, FORTUNE, Money, Sports Illustrated and CNNMoney.com.

A former guest commentator for ABC World News This Morning, as well as for CNN, FOX News and The Nightly Business Report, she is an advocate for the consumer and focuses her reporting on health, business, investing, technology and lifestyle trends.


Why Google, Amazon, and Other Businesses Are Launching Accelerator Programs to Help Women-Led Startups

To help women entrepreneurs succeed, companies offer assistance and financial support to get their ventures off the ground.

How Tech Startup Wunderkind Snared Millions in Funding

The startup that uses AI to personalize ads defies the odds and raises $151 million in venture capital, in part during a credit crunch.


Why Big Businesses Launched Accelerators For Minority-Owned Startups

Execs from the tech giants on providing investment and mentorship opportunities to diverse founders long-excluded from the game.


Startups Turn to Venture Debt to Turbocharge Growth

As VC funding dries up, companies of all sizes look to raise more expansion capital via this alternative form of financing.