16. Delane Parnell - "My esports company has raised nearly $100 million in 2 years."

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Delane Parnell is the founder of PlayVS, a fast-rising esports platform specializing in high schools. Launched in 2017, PlayVS is the official operator of esports in high schools in 15 U.S. states (and counting), and has raised nearly $100mil - half of that in their latest Series C round of a whopping $50mil. Investors include Diddy, Michael Ovitz, Science and more. Born and raised in Detroit, 27-year old Delane has been working since he was 13, was at one point the youngest Black venture capitalist in the country, and has owned and sold companies since he was a teenager.

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