Black History Month: 5 Influencers in the Fintech and Banking Industry
African American business icons to admire and honor every day.
We honor those who have paved the way for the African American community and whose achievements have made a significant impact on society.
To celebrate Black History Month, we are recognizing five African American influencers (it was hard to pick just five) who have built a path for their successors and whose contributions have become instrumental in shaping the future of business, finance, and fintech. Let’s celebrate them, thank them, and acknowledge their hard work.
#3 Morgan DeBaun, Co-Founder and CEO of Blavity
Morgan deserves a spot on the list as she is one of the first 15 American women to raise one million in venture funding. Among many achievements, she has been recognized as The Root Top 100 Most Influential Black Americans, Ebony 100, Forbes 30 under 30, and is the founder of Blavity, a multicultural community for creators and influencers across the world. Blavity, Inc. was founded by Morgan DeBaun in 2014, and it’s already raised almost $10 million from venture capital firms. The organization’s mission is to economically and creatively support Black millennials to pursue the work they love. Learn more about Morgan here.
Why We Honor Black History Month
At LendingPoint, we celebrate the variety of cultures, backgrounds, creeds and beliefs that make us who we are — not just this month but every day. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to join our celebration of Black History Month, and click here to learn more about Black History Month.