Founder & CEO, Blavity Inc.

About Morgan DeBaun

Morgan DeBaun

Morgan DeBaun, a visionary leader in media and technology, serves as the Founder and CEO of Blavity Inc. Since its inception in 2014, Morgan DeBaun has steered the company to become a global corporation serving multicultural consumers. Blavity Inc. is renowned for its diverse brands including AfroTech, Travel Noire, and Shadow and Act.
Recognized for her dedication to inclusive advertising and tech innovation, Morgan DeBaun has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as the American Advertising Hall of Fame, Inc.’s Female Founders, and Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Some of her recent clients include Nike, Microsoft, American Express, Capital One and Newell Brands. Her commitment is further exemplified through her influential role as an angel investor and a board advisor to American Airlines, Pepsico and the Black Economic Alliance.
Offering a wealth of knowledge through her podcast, The Journey, Morgan DeBaun guides aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals in harnessing their passions and ideas.
Born and raised in St. Louis, she graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and minors in Entrepreneurship and Education. She resides in Nashville, TN.

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Blavity Inc was founded by Morgan DeBaun and 3 college friends, Aaron Samuels, Jonathan Jackson and Jeff Nelson in 2014. Each with their own skill set, they shared a collective mission to build a media empire and company for this generation of Black Americans.

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