How ‘Blavity’ Co-Founder Morgan DeBaun Became One Of The Most Important Women In Silicon Valley
Sure, everyone’s got an idea for a startup or an app — the thing that would make them bank and give their name some luster — if only they followed through. Well, Morgan DeBaun and her Blavity co-founders actually followed through on their million-dollar idea, only theirs came from the heart: They created a hub and a home for black millennials on Blavity.com when DeBaun was just 24 years old. It’s a place where, DeBaun says, her team is covering stories that don’t see the light of day at other outlets. But, before 2014, when DeBaun, Aaron Samuels, Johnathan Jackson, and Jeff Nelson started their now-booming media company (which just brought in $6.5 million in venture capital to fund their future plans), she wasn’t even sure heading into media was the most lucrative path.