Blavity Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2014

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 187


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Grant

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $1.5M

  • Investors
  • 17

Blavity General Information


Developer of a video curating and editing platform designed to economically support Black millennials across the African diaspora. The company's platform includes multicultural content and videos, built for and by passionate black millennials trying to add convenient balance to the way Black people are represented in media and culture, enabling users to get distinctive and original content as well as awareness regarding systemic racism.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Other Industries
Multimedia and Design Software
Social Content
Corporate Office
  • 10100 Venice Boulevard
  • Suite 1650
  • Culver City, CA 90232
  • United States

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Blavity Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
7. Grant 01-Jan-2020 $1.5M 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Later Stage VC 01-Jan-2019 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Early Stage VC (Series A) 05-Jun-2018 00.00 00.000 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Seed Round 31-Mar-2017 00.000 00.000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Seed Round 03-Oct-2016 00.00 00000 00.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Accelerator/Incubator 16-May-2016 $125K $175K 00.00 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Angel (individual) 25-Nov-2015 $50K $50K Completed Startup
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Blavity Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Series A 0,000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 00.000
Series A1 000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 0.000
Seed 3,149,461 $0.000010 $0.78 $0.78 1x $0.78 16.06%
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Blavity Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Media and Information Services (B2B)
Culver City, CA
187 As of 2023
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Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Blavity Competitors (4)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Teads Formerly VC-backed Luxembourg, Luxembourg 0000 0000 00000000
Streambox Corporate Backed or Acquired Bellevue, WA 00 000000000000
Leaf Group Formerly VC-backed Santa Monica, CA 000 00000 000000&0 00000
Complex (Publishing) Formerly VC-backed New York, NY 000 000.00 000000&0
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Blavity Executive Team (8)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Morgan DeBaun Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Wasif Khan Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer
Jeffery Nelson Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Michael Hadgis Chief Revenue Officer
Aaron Samuels Co-Founder & Advisor
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Blavity Board Members (3)

Name Representing Role Since
Marlon Nichols Cross Culture Ventures Board Observer 000 0000
Morgan DeBaun Blavity Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman 000 0000
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Blavity Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Blavity Investors (17)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Kapor Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Vista Venture Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Baron Davis Enterprises Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Comcast Ventures Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
GV Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Blavity Investments & Acquisitions (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Cherub (Financial Services) 09-Jan-2024 0000 00000 00.000 Other Financial Services
Travel Noire 18-Sep-2017 0000000000 Media and Information Services (B2B) 000000 00
Shadow and Act 27-Apr-2017 Merger/Acquisition Publishing 000000 00
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Blavity Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Travel Noire Media and Information Services (B2B) 2013
Shadow and Act Publishing Los Angeles, CA 0000
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Blavity FAQs

  • When was Blavity founded?

    Blavity was founded in 2014.

  • Who is the founder of Blavity?

    Morgan DeBaun, Jeffery Nelson, Jonathan Jackson, Aaron Samuels, and Mariah Dyson are the founders of Blavity.

  • Who is the CEO of Blavity?

    Morgan DeBaun is the CEO of Blavity.

  • Where is Blavity headquartered?

    Blavity is headquartered in Culver City, CA.

  • What is the size of Blavity?

    Blavity has 187 total employees.

  • What industry is Blavity in?

    Blavity’s primary industry is Media and Information Services (B2B).

  • Is Blavity a private or public company?

    Blavity is a Private company.

  • What is Blavity’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Blavity is 00000.

  • How much funding has Blavity raised over time?

    Blavity has raised $8.53M.

  • Who are Blavity’s investors?

    Kapor Capital, Vista Venture Partners, Baron Davis Enterprises, Comcast Ventures, and GV are 5 of 17 investors who have invested in Blavity.

  • Who are Blavity’s competitors?

    Teads, Streambox, Leaf Group, and Complex (Publishing) are competitors of Blavity.

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