• 15+ years as a prolific business and arts journalist who has written for a wide array of outlets that include The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Reuters, Venture Capital Journal, and Buyouts
  • Former editor-in-chief of national technical theater monthly and ex-group editor of PR/media group at major B2B publishing company
  • Published author of two critically well-received books


Iris Dorbian is an experienced and skilled business journalist whose specialty beats have included marketing/advertising, media, small business, and theater. Currently, she is writing breaking news briefs on private equity and venture capital for Buyouts Insider PE HUB and contributing content to sister publications Venture Capital Journal and Buyouts. Iris is a published author of two critically well-received books—a nonfiction trade for drama educators and a novel inspired by father's experiences as a 14-year-old Holocaust survivor in the aftermath of World War II. She is also blogging about the business of the legal cannabis industry for Forbes.


Iris received her bachelor's from New York University with a degree in history and earned her MBA from Colombia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Quote from Iris Dorbian

"I enjoy writing business stories that inspire people and make them think."