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Building A Media Empire With Morgan DeBaun (Founder/CEO of Blavity Inc.)

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Quote - “As a founder of a startup, we have to get to the end goal - to liquidity and huge wealth gains for ourselves, employees and early investors.”

The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.

Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.

This episode features Morgan DeBaun, Founder/CEO of Blavity Inc.; a leading digital media company for Black culture and millennials with over 100 million readers per month.

Morgan is a serial entrepreneur, executive, corporate advisor, and angel investor. She is passionate about building companies and communities.

Listen and enjoy as Morgan DeBaun talks to us about entrepreneurship and Blavity’s incredible journey.

Morgan’s Website

Morgan’s Reading List

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

Show Notes

1:17 Investing in the stock market at 13 years old

2:27 Misconceptions of being a founder  

4:16 Advice/strategies for founders in recruiting/retaining talent

7:16 Fundraising as a black woman founder

10:08 Managing boundaries

12:56 Impact of the pandemic professionally/personally

17:40 Remote work vs office work

21:25 Dealing with letting people go

26:56 First encounter with failure and experience learnt

30:42 Reading list  

31:57 Title of the book about your life

33:29 Transition from Intuit to Blavity

35:16 What does being Afropolitan mean to you

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.

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