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Angela Benton is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Streamlytics, which uses first-party media consumption data to bring transparency to what people are streaming on today’s most popular streaming services while helping consumers own their data in the process. 

She is a pioneer of diversity in the technology industry and raising awareness around the inequalities that exist in the industry. In 2011 she founded NewME (acquired),  the first accelerator globally for minorities. Through her leadership NewME has accelerated hundreds of entrepreneurs helping the nascent companies to raise over $47 million in venture capital funding. Prior to that she launched BlackWeb 2.0 in 2007, a multimedia platform which filled a much-needed void by becoming a vital nexus for African-Americans interested in technology. She is a seasoned Entrepreneur and Internet Executive having worked in various roles from design, to development, to strategy at IAC (InterActive Corp).

To date, Benton has received numerous accolades, some of which include Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, Fast Company’s Most Influential Women In Technology, Business Insiders’ 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology, Marie Claire’s 50 Women Who Rule, Ebony Magazine's’ Power 150 and many more.  In addition, Benton has been featured in numerous national and international media outlets including CNN’s award winning documentary series Black in America: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Inc, Forbes, Good Morning America, and the Wall Street Journal where she was a featured essayist alongside Mark Zuckerberg for the paper’s 125th Anniversary edition on The Future of Entrepreneurship.

At the helm of Streamlytics, Angela continues to uncover untapped spaces in technology and innovation.

 
 
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Essence
(October 2014)

Game Changers: The Power List

Marie Claire (September 2014)
20 Women Changing The Ratio

Wall Street Journal (July 2014)
Angela Benton On The Future of Entrepreneurship

Essence
(April 2014)

Angela Benton: The Silicon Valley Success

Wall Street Journal (April 2013)
How Entrepreneurs Come Up With Great Ideas

Ebony Magazine (2011, 2012)
Power 150 Issue

Black Enterprise (August 2011)
Cover subject

Online

Inc Magazine
Various features

Entrepreneur.com (October 2016)
5 Organizations Helping Minority Entrepreneurs Succeed

Entrepreneur.com (August 2015)
10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

Business Insider (April 2014)
46 Most Important African Americans

Forbes
(September 2013)

Tips to Prevent Entrepreneur Burnout

Forbes
(September 2013)

Angela Benton on Success, Hard Work, and Thinking Outside of the Tech Bubble

Business Insider (2013)
25 Most Influencial African-Americans In Technology

Honors

BETHer (2018) Tech Maven Award (2018)

Goldman Sachs (2013)
100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs 

Marie Claire (November 2013)
The New Guard: 50 Women Who Rule

Frost & Sullivan (2012)
Innovator Honoree

The Grio (2012)
The Grio 100

The Root (2010, 2011, 2012)
The Root 100

The National Urban League (2010)
Women of Power Honoree

Fast Company (2010)
Most Influential Women In Technology

MMTC
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Hall of Fame