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Mission & Values

Episode 11

The Mission & Values of Backstage Capital

Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, seeks to level the playing field of venture capital and win by betting exclusively on underrepresented founders.

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Mission

Backstage Capital is exclusively focused on backing the best underrepresented founders (People of Color, Women, LGBT) in the country.


About

Arlan Hamilton is an emerging venture capital fund manager. She was the first black woman to lead an AngelList syndicate and has been a tour manager for numerous artists. Having founded and published the internationally distributed indie magazine INTERLUDE, and toured extensively as a live music production professional, she enters the venture investing world from an unconventional path. Arlan is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are of color, women, and/or LGBT.

Special Guests

The following Backstage portfolio founders appear in this special episode to share their side of the story about working with Arlan and their experience an underrepresented founder.

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Credits

Recorded: July 25, 2016
Co-producers: Bryan Landers and Arlan Hamilton
Host and editor: Bryan Landers
Theme music: “Dum Dee Dum Dum Dee” and “Veiled Heart” by Shane Endsley