Arlan Hamilton, Founder of Backstage Capital

Arlan Hamilton has taken Silicon Valley — and just about anything else she’s set her sights on — by storm. She built venture capital fund Backstage Capital from scratch and uses it to invest in founders who are traditionally overlooked: women, LGBT people or people of color. Previously, she founded indie magazine Interlude and toured the world with musicians as a production manager; she is currently tour manager for recording artist Janine.

Arlan Hamilton

Founder, Backstage Capital

Silicon Valley is not known for diversity, but Arlan Hamilton — founder of venture capital fund Backstage Capital — is the black queer woman here to change that.

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