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Backstage Capital

Who Are We?

Backstage Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in new companies led by underrepresented founders in the U.S. Less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. Other VCs see this as a pipeline problem. Backstage Capital sees it as the biggest opportunity in investment with more than $4M invested in 100 companies thus far.

Target Size of Funds

$36,000,000

Founder(s)

Arlan Hamilton
Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now raised more than $7 million and invested in more than 130 startup companies led by underestimated founders. In 2018 Arlan co-founded Backstage Studio which launched four accelerator programs for underestimated founders in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and London.
Stage : Seed
Sector : Social Impact, Media, AI/ML
Region : North America
Country : US