Top 10 Black Tech Founders in NYC

Amanda Johnson, Co-founder and Chief Operation Officer, and KJ Miller, Co-Founder and CEO of Mented Cosmetics

Amanda Johnson and KJ Miller met at Harvard Business School. They were bonding over wine at Miller’s Harlem apartment when they were talking about the difficulty of finding a nude lip shade. Brands just didn’t have options for Black women. That’s where their company was born. They learned how to create their own lipsticks and started an e-commerce store. They both have experience in the fashion industry.

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