Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Stanford eCorner
Arlan Hamilton (Backstage Capital) - Underestimated
47 minutes Posted Nov 20, 2019 at 2:00 am.
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Backstage Capital founder and managing partner Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. Her fund is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Hamilton herself identifies as all three. Started in 2015, Backstage has invested nearly $7 million into 120 startups led by underestimated founders. In this talk, Hamilton describes how and why she created her unique fund, and why she views underrepresented, underestimated founders as a category with massive potential.