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Founder & CEO of PlayVS

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 Delane Parnell Biography

Delane Parnell is the Founder and CEO of PlayVS, the venture-backed startup building the infrastructure for high school esports.

Prior to starting PlayVS, Delane worked at IncWell Venture Capital where he became the youngest black venture capitalist in The United States. Delane was then part of the early team at Rocket Fiber that raised $31M and focused on retail strategy directly with the CEO. While at Rocket Fiber, Delane founded Rush Esports, an esports team that was acquired by Team Solomid. A lifelong entrepreneur, Delane started his first job at 13, working 40 plus hours a week during the school year. At 17, Delane used the money he saved to purchase three cell phone stores and joined the founding team of Executive Car Rental that now has 16 locations across Michigan. In 2017, Delane was introduced to Science founders Peter Pham and Mike Jones, where they discovered a common interest in esports. After a few months of speaking with Science, Delane founded PlayVS. In April 2018, PlayVS announced their exclusive partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to collaborate on the national rollout of esports in high schools.

In June of 2018, the company announced a $15M Series A led by NEA, the largest ever for a black founder in the consumer internet industry. PlayVS’ inaugural esports season will commence in October 2018.

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Delane Parnell

Founder & CEO of PlayVS

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Delane Parnell Biography

Delane Parnell is the Founder and CEO of PlayVS, the venture-backed startup building the infrastructure for high school esports.

Prior to starting PlayVS, Delane worked at IncWell Venture Capital where he became the youngest black venture capitalist in The United States. Delane was then part of the early team at Rocket Fiber that raised $31M and focused on retail strategy directly with the CEO. While at Rocket Fiber, Delane founded Rush Esports, an esports team that was acquired by Team Solomid. A lifelong entrepreneur, Delane started his first job at 13, working 40 plus hours a week during the school year. At 17, Delane used the money he saved to purchase three cell phone stores and joined the founding team of Executive Car Rental that now has 16 locations across Michigan. In 2017, Delane was introduced to Science founders Peter Pham and Mike Jones, where they discovered a common interest in esports. After a few months of speaking with Science, Delane founded PlayVS. In April 2018, PlayVS announced their exclusive partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to collaborate on the national rollout of esports in high schools.

In June of 2018, the company announced a $15M Series A led by NEA, the largest ever for a black founder in the consumer internet industry. PlayVS’ inaugural esports season will commence in October 2018.

Delane Parnell Videos

  • When It Comes To Diversity in eSports, There Really Wasn't Any
    Delane Parnell, a 25-year-old Detroit native, recently closed on an historic $15M Series A funding round for his high school eSports startup, ...
  • 2Techies with Delane Parnell S2:EP9
    This week we talk to Delane Parnell. One of the youngest black VCs in history! He guides us through what's next, his journey and his favorite ...
  • Venture Capital Fireside: Delane Parnell & Brian Brackeen-Black
    Venture Capital Fireside: Delane Parnell - IncWell Ventures, Brian Brackeen - Kairos during Black Tech Week 2015. Black Tech Week is a ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Delane Parnell?

    Booking fees for Delane Parnell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Delane Parnell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Delane Parnell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Delane Parnell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Delane Parnell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Delane Parnell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Delane Parnell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Delane Parnell Speaker Videos

  • When It Comes To Diversity in eSports, There Really Wasn't Any
    Delane Parnell, a 25-year-old Detroit native, recently closed on an historic $15M Series A funding round for his high school eSports startup, ...
    2Techies with Delane Parnell S2:EP9
    This week we talk to Delane Parnell. One of the youngest black VCs in history! He guides us through what's next, his journey and his favorite ...
  • Venture Capital Fireside: Delane Parnell & Brian Brackeen-Black
    Venture Capital Fireside: Delane Parnell - IncWell Ventures, Brian Brackeen - Kairos during Black Tech Week 2015. Black Tech Week is a ...
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