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 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
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.
Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Want to learn more about Afropolitan?
Twitter - https://twitter.com/afropolitan
Website - https://www.afropolitan.io/
“Afropolitan is daring to be yourself in a rapidly changing world and not having to ask for permission.”
“Afropolitan means showcasing the brilliance of Africa on a global stage.”
Learn the strategies behind tech and crypto within the African diaspora. We demystify the pathways to limitless value creation within these emerging technologies and the communities around them.