A Black Corporation for this Generation

Our Story

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°.

In 2023, a new digital destination called Home & Texture was launched to serve the maturing Black and multicultural millennial audiences looking to buy a home, design their living spaces, and start families. Shortly after, Blavity Inc. launched its SaaS product, Talent Infusion, powered by AfroTech, allowing clients to build a diverse talent pipeline of pre-vetted candidates.

Today, Blavity Inc. is a global corporation driven by people of color, telling stories of universal themes that inspire and connect. By connecting businesses and organizations to this powerful community, we help them reach the fastest-growing and most influential consumer segments. Each of our divisions supports the creation of wealth and economic empowerment within communities of color, and we believe the world can be changed when people are empowered.

Today, we reach an average of 100 million consumers in Black and multicultural communities each month.

Our Divisions

Blavity Media Group

Blavity Media Group distributes original content to young multicultural audiences and offers advertising solutions to premium multicultural publishers and creators.

Talent Infusion

Talent Infusion offers career and talent solutions through our SaaS product, Talent Infusion, and AfroTech, our professional network and global gathering of inclusive tech companies and innovators.

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