2012 The Root 100

Angela Benton is the founder of BlackWeb 2.0 and BlackWebMedia.

  • Influence: 169.2
  • Reach: 9.1
  • Substance: 7.5
  • Media Mentions: 44
  • Internet Mentions: 5627
  • Twitter Followers: 4440
  • Angela Benton

  • Tech entrepreneur dedicated to encouraging minority-run startups in Silicon Valley.
  • Job: TV host, professor, columnist and author
  • Sector: STEM
  • Twitter: @abenton
  • Location: Burlingame, Calif.
  • Age: 31
  • Bio: Angela Benton is founder of BlackWebMedia, the leading online publication for African Americans interested in technology, and Black Web 2.0. Her company has partnered with sites, including the Grio, HuffPost BlackVoices and BET.com, to provide tech-related content. She was also featured on CNN's 2011 Black in America 4 and is one of the leading black technology professionals in diversity-starved Silicon Valley. She co-founded NewMe Accelerator, which supports minority-led startups, as an answer to the problem. Her latest venture is Cued, an app that offers recommendations based on your online activities. Like her Facebook page.
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