LOS ANGELES — It is amazing how Pete Cashmore started Mashable from his home in Scotland at the age of 19, just three years ago, to create one of the most widely read blog about technology and social media. It is among the top 10 most influential blogs in the world.

Pete recently moved to San Francisco and is hiring reporters to cover technology and other

Pete says Mashable has been cashflow positive since he launched and has not had the need to raise venture money. 

I caught up with him earlier this week at Digital Hollywood,

— Andy Plesser