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This Silicon Valley founder went from being ‘really broke’ to starting a venture capital fund that’s invested $5 million in 100 companies

Arlan Hamilton founded venture capital fund Backstage Capital in 2015. Since then, the company has invested over $US5 million in 100 companies. Backstage Capital looks for startups lead by those who are underrepresented in tech – women, LGBTQ+, and people of colour. Before entering Silicon Valley, Hamilton worked as a […]
This Silicon Valley founder went from being ‘really broke’ to starting a venture capital fund that’s invested $5 million in 100 companies
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A little-known venture fund is raising $36 million to invest exclusively in black female founders, and the head of the firm is calling it the ‘About Damn Time fund’

Arlan Hamilton’s firm Backstage Capital invests in underrepresented founders such as people of colour, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. The firm just announced a new $US36 million fund that will invest exclusively in black female founders, who earn less than 1% of all venture capital funding. Hamilton said […]
A little-known venture fund is raising $36 million to invest exclusively in black female founders, and the head of the firm is calling it the ‘About Damn Time fund’