Ayinde Alakoye

Co-Founder of nēdl, Trailblazing Serial Entrepreneur, Tech Visionary

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It may surprise you that fewer than 150 African American men have ever raised over $1M of Venture Capital, but it won't surprise those that know him, that Ayinde Alakoye is counted as one of them. 

In 2007, Ayinde partnered with Clear Channel to introduce the idea of content centralization and his software solution, Thumb Radio, became the first company to stream their live broadcasts onto a mobile device. This collaboration laid the groundwork for the iHeartRadio app (2009) which has been used more than 500M times to date. In 2008, Ayinde had the privilege of being a contributing speech writer for/and advising Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

In 2010, Ayinde was invited onto Bravo's show, "The Millionaire Matchmaker" where audiences watched him work to heal the tragedy of losing his father at an early age in order to find love during Season 3, episode 9 ("Ayinde & Will"). The episode has been viewed more than 50M times in over 30 countries around the world. Ayinde was invited back twice more including a live reunion show where "Watch: What Happens Live" host, Andy Cohen, dubbed Ayinde "Everyone's Favorite Bachelor!"

In addition to being an inventor (with one granted patent and several more pending), Ayinde has been featured on local news stations across the country, CBS News Radio, Dr. Drew, and CNBC. He is a frequent keynote speaker and technology panelist for organizations such as the National Association of Broadcasters, RadioInk, DigitalLA, CEDIA, and USC's Marshall School of Business. He was also honored with the "New Media/Digital Emerging Emancipator" award by the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Board of Directors, alongside the late Congressman John Lewis, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks.

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