Built By A Boss

How one woman started a venture capital company while homeless and has now raised over 7 million dollars. Guest: Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital

April 30, 2020 Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital Season 1 Episode 8
Built By A Boss
How one woman started a venture capital company while homeless and has now raised over 7 million dollars. Guest: Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital
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Built By A Boss
How one woman started a venture capital company while homeless and has now raised over 7 million dollars. Guest: Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital
Apr 30, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital


Welcome to Built By A Boss. 

On this podcast, you’ll learn about the unique origin story of Arlan Hamilton, 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 LGBTQ. 

 Arlan is a real-life example of a woman who used hard work, self-education and the power of belief to manifest her dream of becoming a venture capitalist.  Her story is remarkable because at the time, she came from the production world and had no financial or startup background. 

At one point in her journey she was homeless and on welfare, sleeping in airports and motivating herself with simple, daily mantra of “ I am a venture capitalist” and after four years she was after receiving her first round of funding. Since 2015, Backstage has raised more than 7 million dollars and invested in more than 130 startup companies led by underestimated founders. 

Arlan has a new book out called, It's About Damn Time: How To Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage, please consider listening to her non-fiction debut on Audible. You can sign up HERE for a free trial membership.

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CONNECT WITH ARLAN HAMILTON

WEBSITE: http://wwwbackstagecapital.com
TWITTER: @ArlanWasHere
INSTAGRAM: @arlanwashere

MUSIC:

Call Me by LiQWYD https://soundcloud.com/liqwyd 
Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 
Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/call-me-liqwyd 
Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/JUgEjnESJXI 

ABOUT EVOLYN BROOKS: 

Evolyn Brooks is an award-winning TV Showrunner, Digital and Experiential Events Executive Producer with major market and syndicated talk, news and reality show production credits from OWN, Telepictures, King World, Lifetime, BRAVO, WE Network, MTV, FOX, BET, CBS and NBC.
 

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/builtbyaboss)

Show Notes


Welcome to Built By A Boss. 

On this podcast, you’ll learn about the unique origin story of Arlan Hamilton, 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 LGBTQ. 

 Arlan is a real-life example of a woman who used hard work, self-education and the power of belief to manifest her dream of becoming a venture capitalist.  Her story is remarkable because at the time, she came from the production world and had no financial or startup background. 

At one point in her journey she was homeless and on welfare, sleeping in airports and motivating herself with simple, daily mantra of “ I am a venture capitalist” and after four years she was after receiving her first round of funding. Since 2015, Backstage has raised more than 7 million dollars and invested in more than 130 startup companies led by underestimated founders. 

Arlan has a new book out called, It's About Damn Time: How To Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage, please consider listening to her non-fiction debut on Audible. You can sign up HERE for a free trial membership.

 JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP:  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/builtbyaboss/

CONNECT WITH EVOLYN BROOKS @ BUILT BY A BOSS:

GENERAL: [email protected]
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/evolynbrooks
WEBSITE: www.builtbyaboss.com
INSTAGRAM: @builtbyaboss
FACEBOOK: @builtbyaboss

CONNECT WITH EVOLYN @ IN MY SOLITUDE LA: 

WEBSITE: https://www.inmysolitudela.com/about
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/inmysolitudela
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/inmysolitude
BOOK: Her Name Is Cranberry  https://www.inmysolitudela.com/checkout
COURSE: How To Turn Your Hobby Into A New And Profitable Stream Of Income!
https://bit.ly/3euXfkV


CONNECT WITH ARLAN HAMILTON

WEBSITE: http://wwwbackstagecapital.com
TWITTER: @ArlanWasHere
INSTAGRAM: @arlanwashere

MUSIC:

Call Me by LiQWYD https://soundcloud.com/liqwyd 
Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 
Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/call-me-liqwyd 
Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/JUgEjnESJXI 

ABOUT EVOLYN BROOKS: 

Evolyn Brooks is an award-winning TV Showrunner, Digital and Experiential Events Executive Producer with major market and syndicated talk, news and reality show production credits from OWN, Telepictures, King World, Lifetime, BRAVO, WE Network, MTV, FOX, BET, CBS and NBC.
 

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/builtbyaboss)