Aaron Samuels is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Blavity Inc. , a digital community for Black Millennials that reaches over 60 million people per month. Beginning his career as a poet, Aaron has since toured the country with his acclaimed book, Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps , performed on television, and landed himself on Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list as a rising star in the tech and media space. Aaron received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. When he is not at Blavity, Aaron works as an executive coach and as an investor, operating a small fund that deploys capital into early stage companies founded by women and people of color. Aaron Samuels is Black and Jewish.