Deanna Brown - Inventures 2023

Deanna Brown

CEO/ Founder

, DragonFly Sports

A 35-year digital visionary, Deanna Brown is recognized for delivering extraordinary growth and innovation for some of the world’s most influential brands, including Yahoo, AOL, and Conde Nast. As a driven culture architect, she builds proactive, dynamic teams necessary to respond to evolving businesses. Deanna is currently building a new platform business in the explosive women’s sports sector. Previously, she launched a venture fund and lab based in Austin and served as Managing Director of MRC Media, modernizing the iconic brand’s Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. Some of her other accomplishments include a growth role as the CEO of Federated Media; leading the charge on bringing Scripps into the digital space; and co-founding CondeNet, the digital division of Conde-Nast. She has been featured as one of the Top Women in Media by Folio Magazine, Ad Age’s Women to Watch, and an Exceptional Women in Publishing.


  • The Big Opportunity for Women in Tech & Sports – May 31, 3pm