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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.

41mins

13 Sep 2021

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Recognizing Opportunity and Taking Risks | Arlan Hamilton

TechTO Together

This episode originally aired on: August 10, 2020. We look at practical tips from tech innovators to continue to build a tech community where we can all win, together. Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner at Backstage Capital discusses her journey from Corporate life to forging her own path and taking risks. 

21mins

30 Jun 2021

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157 - Arlan Hamilton - Founder and Partner at Backstage Capital

The Kara Goldin Show

“90% of venture capital goes to straight white men in the United States. That doesn't make any sense. I could either be really, really mad about it and yell and scream, which I did, or I could also do something about it.” Who builds a VC fund from the ground up while homeless? Get ready to be inspired by this episode! Today we chat with the amazing Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Partner at Backstage Capital and Author of It’s About Damn Time. Her interesting journey from being a band tour manager to starting her own magazine then working on the hit show the Biggest Loser were just the beginnings for this undaunted guest. Her discovery of a whole underserved demographic of unsupported founders inspired her to do something really big! Arlan founded Backstage Capital and has proudly helped so many underrepresented women, LGBTQ, black, latinx, indigineous Asian and so many more get the seed money they need and deserve to make their ideas a reality! Definitely listen in on this amazing conversation on #TheKaraGoldinShow Show notes at https://karagoldin.com/podcasts/157 Enjoying this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow? Let Kara know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout-out on social! Follow Kara on IG: https://www.instagram.com/karagoldin/ Follow Kara on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karagoldin Follow Kara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/karagoldin Follow Kara on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraGoldin/ Mentioned in the Episode: Arlan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArlanWasHere Backstage Capital: https://backstagecapital.com/crew/ Arlan’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arlanhamilton/

48mins

7 Jun 2021

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Change Maker: Arlan Hamilton, Founder, on How Being Underestimated Can be a Superpower

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

This week’s change maker Arlan Hamilton is a venture capitalist investor. She’s the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, which invests in underestimated founders, including women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ folx. She talks with Nicole about hating the “Homeless to Harvard” headlines written about her early on in her career… until she started embracing the label, and skyrocketed to success.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

25mins

5 Jun 2021

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Arlan Hamilton on raising $5M in crowdfunding, empowering & educating underestimated founders | E1205

This Week in Startups

Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital discusses her $5M crowdfunding raise on Republic (04:16​), what's "popping" in her current portfolio (20:06), her founder education course (49:46), and more! Check out the pod notes here: http://bit.ly/1205podnotes

1hr

27 Apr 2021

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Arlan Hamilton on raising $5M in crowdfunding, empowering & educating underestimated founders | E1205

This Week in Startups - Video

Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital discusses her $5M crowdfunding raise on Republic (04:16​), what's "popping" in her current portfolio (20:06), her founder education course (49:46), and more! Check out the pod notes here: http://bit.ly/1205podnotes

1hr

27 Apr 2021

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EP 375: Naked Life Story - Arlan Hamilton

This Naked Mind Podcast

As a kid around drinking adults, Arlan was always worried about who would be able to help if there was an emergency. In her twenties, she spent a lot of time in the lesbian party scenes in San Diego and Los Angeles, never drinking unless someone else was buying. No matter how much she drank, Arlan was always the responsible one at the end of the night, putting people in cabs and not letting friends go home with the wrong person. But, drinking stopped being fun and Arlan started referring to alcohol as her “medicine.” She chose it over food when there wasn’t enough money for both. Getting ready to check into rehab, she looked for a book that might “logic her into” a life without alcohol and found This Naked Mind, which she credits with saving her life. Today, Arlan manages the venture capital fund she built from the ground up. Through the fund, she is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Hey, it’s Annie Grace. I want to tell you about the most important book that I never wrote. I mean that. This is This Naked Life. It is 48 true stories of people finding freedom from alcohol. And, it’s so inspiring. It’s our stories, as you know from this podcast, that truly change us, that revolutionize what we believe is possible for ourselves. So, it’s This Naked Life. You can find it on Amazon, or check it out online at nakedlifestories.com. And every single copy, all the proceeds, are 100% committed to keeping The Alcohol Experiment forever free for anybody who needs it. Check it out. It’s such an inspirational book. And as always, rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast as it truly helps the message reach somebody who might need to hear it today. Episode Links: Arlan Hamilton on Instagram Arlan Hamilton on Twitter Fast Company Article  

53mins

16 Apr 2021

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Side Effects of Being Underestimated (with Arlan Hamilton)

Small Doses with Amanda Seales

This week, we tap into our money minds 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 22mins

31 Mar 2021

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72. Arlan Hamilton on Starting a Venture Capital Fund for the Underestimated, Minimizing Funding Disparities, and Having the Resilience to Not Give Up

CEO School

In this episode, you'll hear from Arlan Hamilton, 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. Arlan shares her journey from being broke to investing in 100 companies led by unrepresented founders. You'll hear the mindset and impact of someone raised in a home with abundant love, laughter and support but unsure where the next meal or roof would be. Arlan tells about the moment she knew she would make the vision come to fruition, while pacing a parking lot hotel in Texas. You'll hear step by step how she went to $15 million raised, 170 companies invested in over a six year period, and the vision for Backstage. Arlan speaks openly about the “pipeline” problem in the investor space and why it is not a real factor.  Connect with Arlan: Buy Arlan's book: It's About Damn Time Invest in Backstage: https://republic.co/backstage Arlan's Academy: https://arlanwashere.teachable.com/ Website: https://backstagecapital.com/ 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 join.theceoschool.co/theclub Follow @ceoschool on Instagram for inspiration and exclusive behind-the-scenes you won’t find anywhere else. We also have an absolutely incredible FREE resource for you–it’s the 7 lessons we learned building 7 and 8 figure businesses, these are complete game changers and we want to give it to you, completely free. All you have to do is leave a review of the podcast–why you love listening–screenshot the review, and email it to hello@ceoschoolpodcast.com and we’ll send it your way.

51mins

29 Mar 2021

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Becoming a Black Investor with Arlan Hamilton

Black Tech Green Money

Arlan Hamilton is an investor and the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital which specializes in investing in Women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. She released her first book from Penguin Random House entitled It's About Damn Time, which is based on her personal journey into entrepreneurship and venture capital.On this episode, Arlan speaks with Will Lucas about investing against the grain, who a person needs to be to be a good investor, and the makeup of a strong pitch.Follow Will Lucas on Instagram at @willlucasLearn more about other Black tech disruptors and innovators at AfroTech.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

48mins

23 Mar 2021

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