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Aware of the extreme lack of racial and gender diversity in Silicon Valley, Walker began crafting the early seeds for his company. Walker & Company emerged as Walker recognized the need for beauty products for people of color. The company’s flagship product, Bevel, is shaving products and accessories for people with coarse or curly hair. Walker’s persistence has paid off as his products are now available for retail nationwide.

Last year, Walker was able to secure rounds of funding from a series of investment groups, including contributions from NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Golden State Warriors player and the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, Andre Igoudala. Rap artist Nasir “Nas” Jones, also a Queens native, has become the face of Bevel in recent ads.

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