I'm the Founder & CEO of Blavity, a news company and media brand for black millennials and Gen Z – Morgan DeBaunFeatured
Hi Elpha!I’m the Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc. Since our launch in 2014, we’ve acquired Travel Noire, a travel platform for black millenials and Shadow And Act, a black entertainment news site. We also launched several profitable consumer summits, including Summit 21 for black women creators and entrepreneurs and Bay Area’s AfroTech, the largest tech conference for Black innovators and founders.We are the leading news company and media brand for Black millennials + Gen Z in the U.S. that reaches over 30M millennials a month. We’ve raised over 9 million in funding and have built a team of more than 75 employees and 100 contractors nationwide. I am also the founder of M.Roze Essentials, a natural skin care line and WorkSmart, an advising program teaching small business owners how to scale their business. Before founding Blavity Inc., I worked on product management and business development at Intuit. I have a BA in Political Science, Entrepreneurship and Education from Washington University in St. Louis.Ask me anything about building a media brand, building a brand for a millennial and Gen Z audience, putting together a conference, growing your startup, or acquiring other startups.