Everette Taylor

Everette Taylor is an American serial entrepreneur, marketing executive and public speaker. He is the CMO of Artsy and founder of ET Enterprises which includes the marketing firm MiliSense, social media software company PopSocial, ArtX and GrowthHackers.[1][2]

Everette Taylor
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Born (1989-06-23) June 23, 1989 (age 32)
Alma mater

Early life and educationEdit

Taylor was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He attended Virginia Polytechnic University after overcoming homelessness in high school.[3]


At the age of 19 Taylor started an event marketing software company, which was sold two years later. After dropping out of college, he became the VP of marketing at software company Qualaroo, a behavioral insight survey software, which was later acquired by Xenon Ventures in 2014. While at Qualaroo, together with Sean Ellis, Taylor started GrowthHackers,[4] which is an online growth hacking community and a software as a service (SaaS).

Taylor founded ET Enterprises in 2018.[5]

In 2018, he partnered with actress Zoe Saldana,[6] to launch media platform BESE[7] and the drug and alcohol addiction prevention app Hayver.[8]


Taylor launched the clothing line Unity Over Self with NFL athlete Brandian Ross in 2013, to raise money for children with autism.[9]

He is a known supporter of diversity and gender equality initiatives such as CODE2040, Wonder Women Tech, and Black Girls Code.[10]

Awards and recognitionEdit

Black Enterprise Magazine named Everette Taylor Social media Influencer of the year in 2016.[11]

The Root included Taylor in their Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in 2017.[12]

In 2017 was named a brand ambassador for NASA's Technology Transfer Program to advocate for the commercialization of NASA technologies and introduce NASA's technology portfolio to his network.[13]

In 2018 made Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work in marketing and advertising with PopSocial which in its first year reported more than $2 million in revenue.[14]


  1. ^ Frimpong, Kofi (2017-04-26). "Interview With Everette Taylor, VP of Marketing at Skurt and Serial Entrepreneur". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  2. ^ Staff, VoyageLA. "Meet Everette Taylor of ET Enterprises in Downtown LA - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide". Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  3. ^ "Everette Taylor – How a 17-year-old who was homeless in High School rose to become the Chief Marketing Officer at Skurt". Breaking Into Startups. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  4. ^ "Marketing Maven Everette Taylor on the Best Strategies for Startups". Fortune Magazine. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  5. ^ Staff, VoyageLA. "Meet Everette Taylor of ET Enterprises in Downtown LA - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide". Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  6. ^ "Zoe Saldana Is Launching BESE Media Brand to Inspire Generation Z and Latinx Audiences". US Magazine. 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  7. ^ "Everette Taylor". Philly Tech Week. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  8. ^ "Alpha Phi Alpha's Everette Taylor Opens Up About Building Four Million-Dollar Companies Before 28". Watch the Yard. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  9. ^ "Failure Is An Option And Other Advice From Millennial Marketing Genius Everette Taylor". 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  10. ^ "Championing Change From Inside Silicon Valley". Huffington Post. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  11. ^ "@Everette Taylor, CMO of SKURT, receives 2016 @blackenterprise Social Influencer of the Year Award. #TECHCNXT". DT Dingle of Black Enterprise. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  12. ^ "The Root 100 2017". The Root. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  13. ^ "NASA's Technology Transfer Program Announces New Brand Ambassador, Everette Taylor". NASA Official Website. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  14. ^ "Everette Taylor, 28". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-01-19.