Founded in 2014 by Morgan DeBaun (CEO) and co-founded by Jonathan Jackson, Jeff Nelson (COO), and Aaron Samuels, Blavity Inc. builds products and brands for multicultural consumers. Through launches and acquisitions, Blavity Inc. quickly established itself as the world’s leading enterprise for premium content and network for youth, Black culture, and technology.
In addition to developing AfroTech in 2016, we launched 21Ninety, a lifestyle platform for Black women, in 2017. In the same year, we acquired Shadow and Act, a Black entertainment website, and Travel Noire, a Black travel website. Through GV, Comcast Ventures, Plexo Capital, Macro Ventures, and Baron Davis Enterprises, our company raised $6.5 million in new funding in 2018 to accelerate the growth of our publisher network, Blavity 360°.