Arlan Hamilton is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital.
|Born||October 30th, 1980|
|Occupation||Founder and managing partner, Backstage Capital|
In 2015, inspired by Mike Rothenberg of Rothenberg Ventures, Hamilton founded Backstage Capital, a fund that, similar to Comcast Ventures's Catalyst Fund, invests in "underestimated founders". Underestimated founders for the fund are defined as women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community.
In May 2018, Hamilton announced her firm would also launch a $36 million fund specifically for black female founders.
In March 2019, after difficulty raising the planned $36m fund, Hamilton stepped down as CEO of Backstage Studio and laid off a significant percentage of Backstage employees.
- 2018 – Fortune 40 Under 40
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