TechConneXt Backstage: Bevel Priorities Tech Skin Care
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

TechConneXt ’16 in Silicon Valley was truly an exciting way to kick-off my official introduction as a new team member of Black Enterprise. During TECHNXT, I was fortunate enough to chat with Tristan Walker (Walker & Co. Brands), Stewart Butterfield (Slack), Michael Seibel (Y Combinator), Michael Green (Intel), Lo Toney (GV), Renee Forney (Department of Energy), Julian Watts (International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals), and Everette Taylor (Skurt).  

From left to right: Renee Forney (Dept. of Energy), Nathaniel J., Tristan Walker (Walker & Co. Brands)

In the video below, Black Enterprise captured three #digitalGrace moments of Tristan Walker that include Walker & Co. Brands men’s skincare line Bevel, family priorities, and the evolution of tech + skin care.

Check the video and the “Major Key” DJ Khaled shout out.


Three weeks ago Tristan Walker shared on Instagram that Walker & Co. Brands received its official U.S. federal trademark registration for BEVEL. This is not a swift process (trust me, I know. Presently, I am registering a few trademarks) to navigate.  

Walker & Co. Brands‘ trademark of BEVEL is under Class (008) – Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors. This trademark was filed 12/22/2015.

Congrats Tristan & Walker & Co. Brands! In the words of Nas please help us all to continue a “… signature fade with the BEVEL blade … that’s a major key.”

Next up … Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack.

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Nathaniel J.

Nathaniel J. is a natural born networker who communicates his insights with passion, in his writing and speech. To date, his career has spanned service in two Armed Services branches, tenure as a government civilian employee, North America Director of an international corporation, and Chief Digital Life Architect of a startup. Presently, Nathaniel J. resides in the Silicon Beach area of California and travels weekly to Silicon Valley to collaborate with various tech companies and industry influencers to develop streaming (video) and social discovery web & mobile applications for his burgeoning startup where he is also a developer. In his spare time, he gives back to the communities he represents — persons of color, Veterans, and LGBT — through outreach by organizing scholarships and hackathons to assist in creating actionable social change until diversity inclusion in tech becomes more of a reality. Stay connected with Nathaniel J. on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat @nathanieljLIVE