Arlan ??

GAY. Founder @Backstage_Cap? @ProjectCoverOrg? @BootstrappedVC?& @modernlword? Subject of S7 @podcaststartup Fangirl @GeneralHospital? I? @queergermangirl

Arlan Hamilton is a remarkable entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started in 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $5M into 100 startups led by underestimated founders and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Quartz.