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  • [EXCLUSIVE] Blavity Co-Founder Jeff Nelson Breakdowns the Importance of Data at AfroTech 2019

    Tamisha Monet Interviewed Jeff Nelson, Co-Founder and CTO of Blavity, Inc. at AfroTech 2019
    AfroTech is the largest Tech conference catered to Black millennials who aspire to break into the tech industry through conduits of leadership, entrepreneurship and engineering with panels, discussions, events and educational tracks. AfroTech is an ecosystem of venture capitalists, engineers, start-up founders, employers and more. Get funded, get hired, get sponsored, get plugged in and receive the support you need to propel you forward in career trajectory only at AfroTech. AfroTech news is a subsidiary of Blavity, Inc. 
    Blavity is a community of the most exceptional multi-cultural creators and influencers in the world. They partner with diverse content creators and influencers to help them reach a wider audience, amplify their message, and fund their hustles. Believing that the world shifts according to the way people see it— and if you change the way people view the world, you can transform it.
    Jeff Nelson is a technical entrepreneur driving innovation at the intersection of human and machine intelligence. Jeff is a Co-Founder and CTO of Blavity, a digital media collective that provides content focused on news, women’s empowerment, travel, films and entrepreneurship for over 20 million urban millennials each month. Jeff also is the Founder and CEO of Cinchapi, an early stage technology startup that gives businesses real-time data insights with the power to act when it matters. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Jeff studied Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis and worked in engineering and technical business development roles at Palantir, MailChimp and Ionic Security.