Anthony Frasier a native of Newark, NJ is the co-founder of mobile startup Playd and the award winning gaming site TheKoalition.com. Anthony Started The Koalition when he recognized the lack of urban opinions in video games. The Koalition has become the top hip hop and gaming website ignited by partnerships with 50 Cent’s ThisIs50.com, Microsoft Xbox 360, and top gaming publisher Electronic Arts. The Koalition was also featured and recognized by Eminem’s Shade45, Kotaku, Black Web 2.0, and more. The Koalition has won a Black Weblog Award in technology.
Anthony was also profiled on CNN Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley hosted by Soledad O’Brien. The documentary followed Anthony throughout the summer of 2011. The documentary was a success with more than 1 million viewers. CNN Money also listed Anthony as one of 8 minorities helping to diversify Silicon Valley. Anthony was also apart of the inaugural class of the NewMe Accelerator.
Anthony launched the mobile app Playd in December of 2011. Playd brought together gamers across multiple platforms to share their gaming activity to popular social networks. Playd also allows gamers to discover new titles, friends, and earn rewards from various video game publishers.
Upon returning to Newark, Anthony has launched BrickCity Tech, a group dedicated to developing a tech scene in his hometown. BrickCity Tech has partnerd with NJIT, GNEC, and Amazon’s Audible.com. In 2012 Anthony was listed on NBC The Grios 100: Making History Today list for his acclaimed work. Also featured on TechCrunch, Mashable, Black Enterprise, The Guardian, and PC Mag.
06/15/2012 · Newark, NJ, USA
03/05/2012 · New York, NY, USA
Anthony w/ Steve Stoute
Anthony is vibrant. His enthusiasm is infectious. It is clear that he is passionate about his purpose and invites his audience of entrepreneurs to share that passion. I thank you, Anthony, for sharing not only your successes but your failures. You were encouraging and creative. D Noel
GNEC at New Jersey Institute of Technology
Anthony gave an honest, touching and inspiring talk about his journey towards success. One takeaway: there are multiple roads to education and some are not traditional. Another: entrepreneurship takes “hustle.”