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Virtual Fireside with Arlan Hamilton
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Join this fireside chat with Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital. Investing in tech founders who are people of colour, women and/or LGBT.
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 colour, women, and/or LGBT.
Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now raised more than $10 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. Arlan was featured on the cover of Fast Company magazine in October 2018 as the first Black woman non-celebrity to do so, and her new book “It’s About Damn Time” is available to purchase on Amazon Books.
We are excited to welcome Arlan Hamilton for her first-ever fireside chat in New Zealand to talk about diversity and inclusion in tech startup ecosystems.