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|Born||May 22, 1981
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Known for||Founder of NewME|
Angela Benton (bornMay 22, 1981) is an American businesswoman. Benton founded NewME (acquired), the first startup accelerator for minorities globally in 2011. She is a pioneer of diversity and one of the most important African-Americans in the technology industry. She has helped minority-led tech companies raise over $47 million in venture capital funding.
Benton has received numerous accolades for her work, including recognition as one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, Fast Company's Most Influential Women In Technology, and Business Insiders’ 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology. Benton has been featured in numerous national and international media outlets including CNN's award-winning documentary series by Soledad O'Brien 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 for the paper's 125th Anniversary edition on "The Future of Entrepreneurship".
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