SB_ San Francisco Featured Builder: Martina Abrahams Ilunga, Founder, You had me at Black, and Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Square


Martina turned her lifelong passion for storytelling into a career in marketing and media. Frustrated by the one-dimensional portrayal of blackness in the media, she created You Had Me at Black. You Had Me at Black reclaims the Black narrative by giving folks a platform to share the stories not seen on TV.

A Bay Area transplant from New Jersey, Martina is also a product marketer at Square, where she connects underserved communities with financial services to start and grow businesses. She holds a degree in Marketing from Georgetown University and has previously worked at AdRoll and Google.