Resides In

Tel Aviv


Northwestern University, Ohio State University


  • 20+ years experience as an editor and writer covering finance and economies
  • 10+ years experience as a contributor to digital content platforms
  • 10+ years experience as observer and commentator on startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation


A journalist—both writer and editor—on financial and economics topics for more than 20 years, Robert Lakin has worked for a diverse roster of companies, ranging from Bloomberg News to McKinsey & Co. to McDonald & Company Investments. He has been based in Tel Aviv since 2005. His deep experience includes covering startups, emerging markets, financial services, and capital markets. His more recent areas of coverage interest are fintech, agtech, and cannabis.


Robert received his bachelor's degree from Ohio State University, majoring in journalism and economics. He earned a master's from Northwestern University with a degree in communications management.

Quote from Robert M. Lakin

"I get the most satisfaction when I'm able to pique a reader's curiosity about a previously unfamiliar topic, creating insights by combining the right words and data to show rather than tell."