As a founder and CEO of NewME Accelerator, Angela Benton helps many women and minorities to follow her dreams of becoming a successful businessman. And from 2017, she’ll be also part of the main cast on the reality series Queen Boss. Benton’s total net worth is estimated to be $1.3 million and we know how she helped over 300 start-ups to get funding.
Benton has a BFA degree in Visual Communications and Specialization Digital Design from American InterContinental University and MFA degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. She worked as a freelance web editor and designer and later as a web designer for Bizjournals.com. Her success in IT industry motivated her in her effort to bring more women and minorities to his field.
Her first project of this kind was Black Web 2.0. The website was launched in 2007. Three years later, Benton organized meeting between Black and Latino entrepreneurs and private equity investors. That was the beginning of her NewME Accelerator. This newly formed startup accelerator was met by huge demand. The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other praised it’s effort and results.
Her accelerator programs for entrepreneurs brought business startup funding for many aspiring companies in IT industries. Today, Benton’s portfolio has raised over $27 million in venture capital funding for more than 300 companies around the globe. We can’t think of anyone more qualified to appear on Queen Boss.