Throughout my 18 year career, I’ve successfully built and exited a venture-backed startup, attempted to create the world’s most loved digital agency, and advised or invested in dozens of brave entrepreneurs across multiple continents. My work with companies has spanned across a number of industry verticals such as predictive analytics, big data, last mile delivery, crypto and enterprise mobile.
Today, I spend a lot of my time helping the top seed stage startups from diverse backgrounds access capital, connections & strategic support to grow, while enabling seed investors to build stronger, more diverse portfolios. I’ve helped companies raise more than $17m in capital from seed stage through growth, and since 2014, valuations for companies I’ve advised have risen more than 3x. My mission is to quietly and efficiently serve founders while driving capital & resources from the west into innovation ecosystems across the globe.
Outside of programming in the states, I help power programs in a number of other markets, including South Africa, where we’ve partnered with Uncharted to form the Mzansi Commons Collective to help transform the township economies. I sit on a number of advisory boards including Industrial Bank’s Emerging Leaders Advisory Council, the Congressional Research Institute of Social Work and Policy (CRISP) Board of Directors, the Releaf Advisory Board & Jetpack’s Advisory Committee. I’m thankful that my expertise & experience has me well positioned to help those solving the problems of tomorrow, today. I’m also honored to receive distinctions such as The Root's list of the 100 Most Influential African Americans, The Digital Diversity Network's Change Agent Award, The Registry's 40 Under 40 in Silicon Valley, MIPAD’s 100 Most Influential People in the African Diaspora, and most recently Ebony Magazine’s 2017-2018 Power 100 list.