Three years ago, a queer, Black, homeless woman was not supposed to be able to launch her own venture capital fund.
Yet here is Arlan Hamilton, who is shaking the well-ordered trees of private equity with her Backstage Capital. First capitalized by an early female Silicon Valley angel investor in fall 2015, Hamilton is adding much needed perspective and dollars to conversations around tech inclusivity.
Her message is clearly one of urgency. In addition to growing an investment firm with an 80-company portfolio, she’s pushing forward with micro experiments too — she has created Twitter buzz by putting out $500