25 Most Influential African Americans in Technology

Yes, there are fewer blacks in technology compared with whites and Asians, but that doesn't mean they aren't there.

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Wayne Sutton, a former partner at NewMe Accelerator and founder of PitchTo (SocialWayne.com)

Business Insider is reporting that diversity in Silicon Valley has become a hot topic lately.

In a one-and-a-half year long investigation, CNNMoney probed 20 of the most influential technology companies in the U.S.

What they found: racial minorities and women are generally underrepresented in management roles. And those roles are typically dominated by white and Asian men. 

So yes, there are fewer blacks in tech compared to white and Asian men, but it doesn't mean they're not there. 

Wayne Sutton, a former partner at the NewMe accelerator and founder of PitchTo, tells Business Insider that there are tons of African-Americans throughout the country doing amazing things in the field of technology, but a lot of people just haven't heard about them. 

Click here to see the list of the 25 most influential African Americans in technology, which ranks Sutton; Angela Benton, founder and CEO of NewMe Accelerator; and Ty Ahmad-Taylor, head of Smart TV Services, Samsung.

Read more at Business Insider.

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