Co-Founder and CEO

Jovante Ham is from Fort Lauderdale, Fl. He is a devoted believer, husband, father, entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker. Jovante Ham grew up in the trenches of Broward County, Florida. After getting in his share of trouble as an adolescent he fell in love with football. He would eventually get a scholarship to play football at Prairie View A&M. He went on to graduate from Prairie View A&M with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated and then a Master of Engineering Management from Arkansas State University. After graduating he then took on a role as an aerospace engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. While working at his job he discovered his purpose and wrote his bestselling novel called The Hood Scholar which speaks on his journey from the harsh environment in Broward County to his recent successes in Entrepreneurship giving God all the glory.  Jovante recently resigned from his job as an aerospace engineer to go full-time with Melanoid Exchange. 

Co-Founder and COO

Darsha Carter is from Dallas, Texas. She is a believer, wife, entrepreneur, mental health advocate and a registered nurse. Darsha grew up in a family full of entrepreneurs and was business savvy from the start. She played a pivotal role in her family owned print shop overseeing operations in Dallas, TX. She attended Texas Woman’s University where she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Carted founded and chartered the black student association on the campus and graduated nursing school at the age of 22. She plays a pivotal role in the day to day operations of Melanoid Exchange as an expert on business operations.

Our Mission

Melanoid Exchange embraces culture and creativity while giving minority entrepreneurs and innovators a platform that they would normally not be blessed with.  We are the premier place for consumers to buy from minorities with a sole purpose of connecting entrepreneurs of color with the world. We are diversifying the e-commerce society and allowing consumers to shop with individuals similar to themselves. We look to continue transactions between liked buyers and consumers for years to come.