Today’s social landscape has become a necessity in the way most Americans live life. From receiving daily news, music, and even updates on their favorite stars, social media has made an impact. The question to be answered is; “how far will the novice technology take us?” For four entrepreneurs; Keith “Youngin” George II, Knick George, Military Veteran Kris George, and music executive Lamont “Renzo” Bracy, they see the writing on the wall!
Music executives, Youngin and Renzo, met in December 2021 after joining the Kandiid app. Renzo, a music executive, operates in public relations for Kandiid. “Youngin”, formally known as DJ Youngin Beatz, wears many hats in the entertainment industry. From serving as a manager, host, dj, and entrepreneur, Youngin continues to open the envelope of creativity by trendsetting in the industry. Youngin joined Kandiid in 2021, and serves as an strategic advisor of new acquisitions. Youngin is a brand ambassador for Snkr Glove (@snkrglove) – a revolutionary two sided waterproof glove that cleans and enhances your favorite sneakers, and Ruvi (@getruvi) – a health drink that provides nutrients and supplements, providing half the daily recommendations of fruits and vegetables for a healthy lifestyle. Youngin’s experience and connections in the entertainment industry is well documented, labeling him as one of the most influential dot-connectors in the business. Recently Youngin signed on super producer “De-Capo”, who has chart topping credits that include the likes of Iggy Azalea, and more.
In 2022, “Youngin” introduced the Kandiid app to his younger brothers, Knick and Kris. Kris George, an active duty Army Aviation UAS Operator of nearly ten years, prides himself on the fact he is living the American Dream. Kris’ story is one of perseverance and determination. A little over a year ago, Kris was involved in an accident that nearly cost him his life. Kris contributes his continued success to his faith. “Youngin”, introduced the idea of investing to Kris in January, and by March he was not only an investor, but part of the Kandiid team. As a drone pilot in the Army, Kris understands where technology meets the growing advancements in defense. In addition, Kris is an avid investor in search of start-ups at ground level. “I love being a part of groundbreaking technology which has the potential to shape the world”, states Kris George.
Keith’s youngest brother Knick, was intrigued by his older brother’s involvement in the Kandiid app and invested. Knick is the co-owner of Krazy Car Care auto Detail Company with business partner Chase Bennett. With connections from associating with some of the biggest names in the Alamo city, Knick finds himself as a resource for many in the area. When approached with investing in the Kandiid app, it was a no-brainer. Knick hopes to bring upscale events for enthusiasts like himself. Knick is big on the Car scene; in recent years Knick has become a collector and fan of Super Cars which include foreign, classics, muscle, and tricked out midsize coupes. In addition, Youngin’s family and friends decided to invest as well. The investors included his mother and father Carol and Keith George Sr., family friends Nicholas Ramos, Carlos Navarro, and Rene Gonzalez.
Kandiid was founded by Tech Guru Antoine McLaughlin as a social marketplace app for everyday users to network and monetize from content. The Kandiid team includes figures in entertainment and sports which include record executives Benny Pough, Lew Tucker, and NFL players Kyle Phillips, Justin Bethel and Terrance Fede (f). Michael A. Jackson and Leighton Lawrence, serve as co-founder and company heads. In August of 2021, hip hop legend Soulja Boy joined Kandiid as an official spokesman and investor in the company.
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