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From The Heart

Profile of DME Interactive Holdings Inc.

This story appears in the February 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

What's a morally driven 28-year-old father of three who's still married to the woman he met at age 14 doing in e-world, where raising money reigns and soul-selling goes unnoticed? Darien Dash, founder of advanced technology provider DME Interactive Holdings Inc. in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, is proving the Internet can do more than produce millionaires by executing his long-standing mission: "to expand the hardware and software infrastructure within minority communities."

"Always try to do good before you do well," says Dash, a University of Southern California grad who left his marketing and sales director post at a cable technology firm the day after his 1994 marriage and started DME (Digital Mafia Entertainment). "Have faith, and God will show you the way," he says. "I'm a living example."

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