9 Of The Top Black Tech Founders In 2019 With $2 Billion In Combined Aggregate Valuations

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Angelica Nwandu is the Founder/CEO of The Shade Room, an Instagram-based media company that primarily focuses on celebrity gossip. | Image: Anita Sanikop

Angelica Nwandu, The Shade Room

Angelica Nwandu founded the Instagram-based media company The Shade Room, in 2014, building it to 17 million-plus followers with no venture capital funding. While she was at home posting celebrity gossip on a social media app, she watched as her friends went off to college, Forbes reported. Now she has McDonald’s, CoverGirl and GMC advertising in The Shade Room.


Listen to GHOGH with Jamarlin Martin | Episode 22: Angelica Nwandu Jamarlin talks to the founder and CEO of The Shade Room, Angelica Nwandu. They discuss how she built a multi-million dollar media platform and her recent moves into films.