Morgan DeBaun is the co-founder and CEO of Blavity.
Debaun initially wanted to be a teacher before learning more about startups. She then started to explore some of her own ideas for startups before diving into a career as a product manager.
After a few years at Intuit, Debaun later joined a much smaller startup in San Francisco called Demandforce. She then started to think about launching a company of her own.
Today, with a team of 17, Blavity reaches more than 20 million readers per month, runs two major conferences a year, and has raised over $1 million in funding.
Debaun joins us to share her story, how she started her career in tech, what motivated her to launch Blavity, how she had to approach fundraising, why they started a pair of conferences, and much more!