Black Women in Tech Founders 2018

Black Women in Tech Founders 2018

 

Morgan DeBaum

 

Founder of Blavity and Afrotech. Morgan has been named the up and coming Oprah for black millennials. She also made the Forbes 30 under 30 list! At 28 years old she’s already built a corporation and acquired companies such as Travel Noire and 21Ninety. Recently Blavity has raised $6.5million in a series A funding round.
Twitter: @Twitter: @morgandebaun | Instagram: @morgandebaun

 

Aisha Bowe

 

Founder and CEO of Steam board, based in Arlington, VA, US. Stemboard already has 6 employees just 7 months in! Aisha worked at Nasa for 6 years working her way up from an intern to aerospace engineer. Stemboard recently posted two engineer jobs, apply on LinkedIn for the Data Engineer and Senior Intelligence Analyst position here.
Twitter: @arbowe | Instagram: @aishabowe

 

Arlan Hamilton

 

Founder of Backstage Capital.  Arlan has been all over the news lately, here at Frauvis are so proud and happy for her ??????. Recently she made the cover of Fast Company, as the first black women on the cover, EVER. A famous tweet pinned to Arlan’s Twitter states, “My name is Arlan. I’m a 37-year old Black woman from Texas, based in LA. Four years ago, I was on food stamps. Today, I have built a venture capital fund from the ground up, and have invested in 100 startup companies led by women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders.” We’re going to end it there, that alone should make you want to follow her path… and perhaps even apply to the recently launched Backstage accelerator.
Twitter: @arlanwashere | Instagram: @arlanwashere

 

Kelechi Anyadiegwu

 

Founder + CEO of Zuvaa, a Global Marketplace for African Inspired Fashion. Kelechi is of Nigerian origin. She made it Shark tank and chose to walk away. I decided that seemed to have benefitted her in the long run. Although Kelechi may not have started out as a tech company, she later built a fashion inspired digital platform you can find here.
Twitter: @KelechiUjuu | Instagram: @KelechiUjuu

 

Kristina Jones

 

Co-Founder of Courtbuddy, Kristina Jones was recently announced as the 14Th African-American female founder alive to raise $1 million in funding. Courtbuddy is a legal tech startup that provides the largest network of attorneys in the country, offering A-La-Carte legal services at flat rates, as mentioned as their website. Courtbuddy provides free matching and has an app that allows for members to instant message, call, and video chat with attorneys with a click of a button!
Twitter: @KristinaBingham | Instagram: @kristinaj1124

 

Jessica Matthews

 

Jessica wears many hats -Inventorventor, Entrepreneur, Social Scientist, Founder, and CEO. Jessica’s company, Uncharted Power, MADE IN NYC ❤️. Uncharted power created a groundbreaking technology – renewable kinetic energy solutions to power micro-grids for communities, large facilities and the Internet of Things. In 2016, at the time, she raised what is said to be the largest Series A ever raised by a black female founder in history, and was selected to ring the NASDAQ opening ceremony bell, to represent all Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni.
Twitter: @jessomatt | Instagram: @jessomatt

 

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Black Tech Podcast We Love RN ?

Black Tech Podcast We Love RN ?

Recently the team here at Frauvis did a 10-day challenge to replace music with inspiring black tech podcast to listen to every day. Here’s a list of black tech podcast we’ve subscribed to overtime, and loved to listen to during our challenge.

Blacks in Technology

Blacks in Technology podcast shares stories and experiences of black men and women in tech. The podcast is run by the blacks in technology founder, Greg Greenlee. Greg interviews blacks in technology that have come from all different walks of life and backgrounds. Many of the interviewee’s share their ups, downs, wins, and struggles. Some episodes will make you want to start your own startup right now, and others will make you press pause and write down a promotion proposal strategy.

iTunes Speaker.com

Techish

 

Techish is the leader in the black tech podcast. They present their podcast as the “intersection of tech, pop culture, and life”. We have to say, that can’t be more accurate. Techish by Michael Berhane, founder of peopleofcolorintech.com and Abadesi Osunsade of Product Hunt, founder of hustlecrew.co. We couldn’t find a better black tech duo to listen to every day! Techish keeps right on top of daily headlines in tech such as the recent Aexelia Banks and Elon Musk ordeal, startup founder struggles, and even an interview with Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capitol. 22 episodes in, and already 21 stars on iTunes. Support their podcast via Patreon.

iTunes Soundcloud Overcast.fm | Google Podcast

 

Black Tech Unplugged

 

Ran by Deena McKay, a Black Women in Tech. Deena features stories of blacks in technology. We love that Deena shares her own stories, interviews with black entrepreneurs, startups, blockchain, black tech conferences, and more. Black Tech Unplugged is one of the highest rated Black tech podcast we’ve seen on iTunes. 19 episodes in, and already 28 stars on iTunes. Our favourite episode so far is 016, where Deena features Emile Cambry and Kelley O. Cambry, the husband and wife duo that turned an unemployment office into a tech incubator (we know, mind blown)!

iTunesSoundcloud | Google Play | Stitcher

 

The Black Techies Podcast

 

The Black Techies Podcast talks about everyday tech in the eyes of black culture and excellence. Topics include coverage of tech rumours, conferences such as WWDC, tech in black movies such as Black Panthers, gaming, and apple + google debates. We see tech topics discussed by black voices Tiffany Vicks, Herbert Seward, and David Matthews.

iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher

 

Indie Hackers

 

This podcast isn’t necessarily for the specific audience of black people in tech or black women in tech, it’s definitely on our list and worth the mention as it’s run by black tech maker, Cortland Allen. Cortland founded the Indie Hackers website and podcast. The Indie Hacker podcast is a curation of interviews with some of the best and top startup founders, providing insights on how they began and grew their business. The Indie Hackers website says their point of existence is to help those interested “Learn from the founders behind hundreds of profitable online businesses, and connect with others who are starting and growing their own companies.” We encourage all black women to start their own tech companies, and Indie Hackers is a good start! Can we please get more Black Women to own SaaS companies by 2020?

iTunes | Google Play | IndieHackers Website

 

What are your favorite black tech podcast? Share in the comments below.