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Episode 54 - Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital

Inside Startup Investing with Chris Lustrino

In this special edition of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino and Arlan Hamilton discuss the new collaboration between KingsCrowd and Backstage Capital.

26 Oct 2022

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Arlan Hamilton

To Dine For

Arlan Hamilton is the CEO and Founder of Backstage Capital which funds startup companies that are specifically owned and operated by Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ founders. Arlan sits down at her favorite spot in Los Angeles, Hotel Cafe, to share her unique story and her vision for funding “underestimated founders" and catalyzing their mission and purpose. To Dine For is part of the Adweek Podcast NetworkOfficial Website: ToDineForTV.comFacebook: Facebook.com/ToDineForTVInstagram: @ToDineForTVTwitter: @KateSullivanTVEmail: ToDineForTV@gmail.com Thank You to our Sponsors!MastercardAmerican National InsuranceTerlato Wine Group Follow Our Guest:Official Website: BackstageCapital.comInstagram: @ArlanWasHereTwitter: @ArlanWasHereFollow the Restaurant:Official Website: HotelCafe.comFacebook: Facebook.com/TheHotelCafeInstagram: @TheHotelCafeTwitter: @TheHotelCafe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


24 Oct 2022

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Find the Money to Fund Your Dreams with Arlan Hamilton

Inspired Living with Keri Murphy

Arlan Hamilton went from being homeless to running $20 Million in VC Funds; funds dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders. A speaker at this year’s Brilliant Event, Arlan shares how to find the money to fund your dreams, thrive against the odds and how small changes can spark change and growth. Tune in to hear more from Arlan and Keri on this episode of Inspired Living!  IN THIS EPISODE: [04:00] Arlan’s story- from homelessness to Venture Capital Firms.  [10:00] Activism & thriving against the odds and naysayers.  [19:01] Arlan’s company, Runner started in 2021.  [25:00] The power of a short email.  KEY TAKEAWAYS:  Follow your own expectations and not others.  Empowering others is a form of activism that can help you and them.  Feeding and nurturing your own soul can allow you to give that to other people.  No dream is off-limits.  RESOURCE LINKS Are you joining Arlan & I at this year's brilliant event? One of the most dynamic, innovative and rejuvenating experiences for female entrepreneurs who are CRAVING more.  Reserve Your Ticket! Arlan's Book Come hear Arlan speak! Backstage Capital Runner Arlan On Instagram Inspired Living Inspired Living on IG Keri Murphy on Facebook Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Inspired Living with Keri Murphy Community today: http://www.inspiredliving.tv/podcast LinkedIn Instagram Facebook YouTube https://www.facebook.com/groups/igniteITfactor/


18 Aug 2022

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Small Doses Refill: Side Effects of Being Underestimated (with Arlan Hamilton)

Small Doses with Amanda Seales

This week, I tell you why I've had this classic episode on my mind lately, as we revisit our essential conversation with investor/venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton, author of It’s About Damn Time, who helps us make sense of how to use ourselves to make cents.~Get tickets to The Black Outside Again Tour! amandaseales.com/tourdates~For more content, subscribe to our Patreon (patreon.com/amandaseales)!~Get 10% off your first month of online therapy at betterhelp.com/DOSES Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 31mins

27 Jul 2022

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#475: Changing The Face Of Investing & Leaving A Legacy with Arlan Hamilton

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

From living in the SFO airport to running $20M in VC funds, Arlan shares her incredible journey My guest on this episode is an absolute inspiration -- and I don’t say that lightly. Her name is Arlan Hamilton, and she is the managing partner of Backstage Capital, a company that she founded while houseless. Backstage Capital is a new kind of Venture Capitalism (VC) -- one that invests in founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBTQ+. Arlan identifies as all three.  And as if running 20 million dollars in VC funds isn’t enough to fill her plate, she’s also an author, speaker, and host of her own podcast, Your First Million. Her other company, Runner, connects inclusive companies with operations talent.  Arlan is doing really big things in a really big way. I admire her so much -- not only is she making the business landscape a heck of a lot better for underrepresented founders and entrepreneurs, but she is creating a legacy for generations to come.  I am SO excited for you to hear this important conversation, sweet friend, because it’s pretty powerful. In our interview, you’ll hear:  Arlan’s journey to becoming an activist entrepreneur Ways you can support people of color, women, and the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial communities How to deal with rejection while still moving forward What you can do to be a good candidate for gaining an investor I hope this episode is just as insightful and inspiring for you as it was for me. So if you’re ready to meet Arlan, pop in your Airpods, get comfy, and enjoy! Here’s a glance at this episode... [03:07] A decade ago, Arlan Hamilton didn't know what a venture capitalist was. Now, she represents people who aren't traditionally represented in the venture capital space. [04:03] She had big goals and dreams, but she didn't think that venture capital would get her somewhere.  [10:39] Arlan was on the cover of Fast Company, along with other black women on the cover were Oprah, Beyoncé, and Serena Williams. Her venture capital firm has invested in over 200 companies so far. [25:53] Before you attempt to fundraise, get dialed in on what you truly need. When making a pitch, lean in to what is great about your company. Investors like it when you can show profit or have a large waiting list. [33:44] Runner is another company Arlan has that connects talent with great companies. It helps inclusive companies find assistants.  [41:39] Arlan shares the amazing story of how she ended up sitting in the front row of a Janet Jackson concert, and how later in life, she was able to do the same for other concert goers. Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts "I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy." <-- If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people -- just like you -- move toward the online life and business that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!


30 Jun 2022

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173. Arlan Hamilton: Raising Capital, Investing Smart, and Why It's Not About You

CEO School

Join the conversation as Suneera welcomes Arlan Hamilton to the CEO School Summit. Arlan shares her journey from being broke to investing in over 200 companies led by unrepresented founders and the power of being someone else's first "yes". Arlan Hamilton is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm investing in founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Backstage Capital has raised more than $20 million and invested in nearly 200 companies. She is the founder of Runner, an operations and HR talent source for inclusive startups. Arlan was on the cover of Fast Company magazine, authored the book “It’s About Damn Time,” and hosts the podcasts “Your First Million” and “Demystifying Faith”. Arlan and her mother, Mrs. Earline Butler-Sims, also started a scholarship for Black students at Oxford University and HBCU Dillard University. Connect with Arlan: Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlanwashere IG: https://www.instagram.com/arlanwashere/ Backstage Capital: https://backstagecapital.com/ Runner: https://www.hirerunner.co/our-story Buy Arlan's book: It's About Damn Time: https://www.itsaboutdamntime.com/ Follow @ceoschool on Instagram for inspiration and exclusive behind-the-scenes you won’t find anywhere else. This episode is sponsored by The Club, a Quarterly box and digital monthly community to help you level up and leadership and life. Learn more today at https://join.theceoschool.co/ Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZTtprIQy2oU


27 Jun 2022

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How to Be an Angel Investor with Arlan Hamilton - Queer Money Ep. 316

Queer Money

On this week's Queer Money we're joined by Arlan Hamilton the founder of Backstage Capital. Arlan is a powerhouse in the world of angel investing, yet at one point was homeless, living on the couches of friends. Today she not only is a millionaire herself but is also helping hundreds of others, specifically people of color, women and LGBTQ folks grow their businesses by helping them get the capital they need.  If you've ever wanted to be in at the beginning of a startup business, listen to this week's show to find out how Arlan is helping us all do it.  For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us: Queer Money Instagram Queer Money Twitter Queer Money Facebook Group 


31 May 2022

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SquadCaster Espree Devora Interviews Arlan Hamilton, Managing Partner at Backstage Capital

Between Two Mics: The Remote Recording Podcast

Feed drop time! We’re on a break from the show as we prepare for v5 of SquadCast and work on revamping the SquadCast podcast. So, we’re bringing you carefully curated feed drops from some of our favorite SquadCasters.This week, meet Espree Devora, an advisor to SquadCast.fm. In this episode, Espree interviews Arlan Hamilton. From Espree's website: Today we get to know Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner at Backstage Capital; Believing in Underrepresented Founders. To support the Women in Tech podcast go to https://www.patreon.com/womenintechTo be featured on the podcast go to http://womenintechshow.com/featureHost, Espree Devorahttps://twitter.com/espreedevorahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/espreeGuest,Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capitalhttps://twitter.com/ArlanWasHereListener Spotlight,Jam Pilarcahttps://www.instagram.com/jampilarca/Resources Mentioned:Backstage Capital, https://backstagecapital.com/It's About Damn Time, https://www.itsaboutdamntime.com/Airbnb, https://www.airbnb.com/Warby Parker, https://warbyparker.com/Your Daily Lesbian Moment Blog, https://yourdailylesbianmoment.blogspot.com/Your First Million Podcast, https://yfmpodcast.com/Your First Million Interview with Amy Griffin, https://yfmpodcast.com/2-amy-griffin/The Bootsrapped VC Podcast, https://backstagecapital.com/podcast/Zoom, https://zoom.us/Notion, https://www.notion.so/Slack, https://slack.com/Bryan Landers, https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanlanders/Community, https://www.community.com/Text Arlan, 832-210-1276Arlan on Twitter, https://twitter.com/ArlanWasHereArlan on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/arlanwashereMahmee, https://www.mahmee.com/Melissa Hanna, https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissachanna/Christie Pitts, https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiepitts/Also in this episode:A pre-roll from Genevieve Hassan for her podcastGet in touch with us on social mediaCreditsWritten and produced by Arielle NissenblattMixed and designed by Vince Moreno Jr.Artwork and logos by Alex WhedbeeHosted by Zach Moreno and Rock Felder

1hr 1min

15 Mar 2022

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How Arlan Hamilton Is Changing the Ecosystem One "Yes" at a Time

Changing the Trajectory

Arlan Hamilton is unapologetic and known for forging her own path. In 2015, puzzling over the fact that 90% of venture deals go to white men, Arlan built Backstage Capital from the ground up. Her drive was simple: to create opportunities for those, like her, with real entrepreneurial ambitions, who are underrepresented. To date, Backstage Capital has raised $20 million and invested in nearly 200 startups led by underrepresented founders. In celebration of Women’s History Month, listen to Arlan’s inspiring journey from homelessness to the cover of Fast Company.  Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates. The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P. © 2022 AllianceBernstein L.P.


15 Mar 2022

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Arlan Hamilton - Venture Capitalist

The Salon with Lala Milan

Arlan Hamilton shares how she went from homeless and living in the airport to one of Silicon Valley's power players. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


13 Sep 2021