Max Towey
CEO and Co-Founder of RocaNews
2024 Speaker

Max Towey is the CEO and co-founder of RocaNews, a digital news company that is transforming the way young people consume news. With a mission of making young people enjoy the news, Roca launched in August 2020. Three years later, it has 4.9 million followers and subscribers across its social media, app and newsletter. Roca is one of the fastest-growing news companies in the country and has raised nearly $5.5 million in capital from  mission-aligned investors. Towey has also achieved a following of 735,000 on his personal TikTok, where he provides informative and comedic material on the news and the 50 states. 

Before founding RocaNews, Towey was a podcast host and corporate fundraiser at a think tank in Washington, D.C. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Towey graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2018, having majored in finance and minored in philosophy