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.