Gumroad Announces Winners of Grants for Small Black-Owned Businesses

Supporting Black Creators and Creating a space online for all Creators to be Seen and Heard
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SAN FRANCISCO - Aug. 18, 2020 - PRLog -- Earlier this month Gumroad made a huge splash with their social media rollout announcing the winners of the grants for Small Black-Owned Businesses. Last month, Gumroad made the announcement of this grant and within two weeks, there were over 700 applications. As the tech leader would like to support all of the applicants, they decided that everyone who applied for the grant will be upgraded to a Creator account for one year; so ultimately everyone is able to emerge as a winner.

"I am actually blown away by how many applied for the grant. It is very humbling and I am grateful that Gumroad was in a position to support Black Creators. As we wish we could support all, we do hope that gifting everyone who applied with a Creator's account will continue to inspire them to create more," states Gumroad Founder, Sahil Lavingia

The 10 Black creators that were identified come from various industries. Gumroad is a platform that welcomes all industries as there are creators everywhere that long to be seen, heard, and provide value. The winners are as follows:
  • Steven Barge, Barge Consulting Group | @bargeconsultinggroup
  • Kevin Blackman, Blackman Media Management | @blackmanmedia
  • Makeda Smith, Savvy Chicks in Real Estate | @makedasmithco
  • Joy Cook, Joy Cook Public Relations Group | @joycookpr
  • Danielle Walker, D. Walker Experience | @yjlmpublishing
  • Judy Forbin, MS, Edgepont Consulting, LLC | @theedgyconsultant
  • Evita Johnson, Evita J. Esthetics | @evitajesthetics
  • Takisha Artis, Takisha's Theory | @takishaartis
  • Lakia "LB" Brandenburg, Lakia Brandenburg | @thewifecoach
  • Nubia Henderson, Nubia Lives Yoga | @kidsjamm
Gumroad has proven to be one of the tech leaders in wanting to highlight all Creators and soon will also launch a series of virtual events, which will be announced in the coming weeks. To stay connected with Gumroad and never miss upcoming events and new developments, please follow @Gumroad on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Gumroad, please visit For media inquiries, please email

About Gumroad:  Gumroad is an online platform that enables creators to sell products directly to consumers. It was founded by Sahil Lavingia in 2011 with the intention of making selling as easy as social sharing. Gumroad enables creatives to sell directly to their audience — so that they can make a living doing what they love.


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