We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniela Genie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Daniela, how does your business help the community?
mayk.it is a new platform that is helping people to express themself through music or audio. This new app will allow users to explore their creative identities. mayk.it it is a place where imperfection is welcome. Being part of a project where the main goal is to inspire others to create makes me excited. The community on mayk is very positive and inclusive; creators like supporting each other and collaborating with one and other. The app allows creators to be their authentic selves through audio and music using their own voice/ words.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am proud that I was part of the musical.ly family when we were only around 20 employees in 2017 and only 3 people in the LATAM team when I started. It was not easy at the beginning because not a lot of people believed in the initial product. It was hard to bring talent into the platform because the top talent was part of more prominent platforms at the moment. Now, I am proud to say that we did it! and made musical.ly a successful social media platform that knows we know as TikTok. Some of the lessons I learned are that having your goals clear and persistent is key to success.
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story? : I am originally from Venezuela; I studied here in the US. I am proud to be part of the LATAM community working in the music and tech industry.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love LA overall but my favorite places to go are:
-I love going to the beach in Manhattan beach and Santa Monica
-Walking and having brunch in Abbot Kinney – Venice
-My favorite hiking spots are: Mount Wilson in Pasadena, Los Leones Trail in Santa Monica , Runyon Canyon in Hollywood
– I would take my friend to Catalina Island, I loved it!
– Farmer’s market in The Grove
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Stefan Heinrich was my manager at TikTok, he gave me all his trust when I started working at musical.ly in 2017. He has been my mentor since there and we have been learning and growing together as well in our professional journeys. Now, he is trusting me again in this new adventure called mayk.it. I am honored to have been the first person he called me when he had this amazing idea of creating a platform to help singers and creators to express themselves through audio. Therefore, I will be always grateful!
I also have had amazing managers and co-workers/ friends when I worked at TikTok. It is an honor to have worked with Stephanie Hind, Kudzi Chikumbu, Isabel Quinteros, James Veraldi, Anthony Fernandez, Stephan Brown, and Cece Vu. There where not only amazing people, but incredibly talented, and I have learned so much from them. And last but not least, my partner in crime Reynaldo Gaglio, my friend Jamila Hache and my family.
Facebook: Daniela Genie
Other: mayk account: daniela genie