Arlan Hamilton is Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital fund on a mission to minimize funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential, underestimated founders — including women, people of color and the LGBT community. Having previously founded and published the internationally distributed indie magazine INTERLUDE (and continuing to serve as tour manager to Atlantic Records recording artist Janine), Arlan entered the venture investing world from an unconventional path. Backstage Capital has now invested more than $2M in over 50 companies.
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.