Inspirefest 2017

Arlan Hamilton

Founder, Backstage Capital

Arlan Hamilton founded Backstage Capital, a venture capital fund based in Los Angeles that invests in exceptional women, people of colour and LGBTQ tech founders. Started from scratch in autumn 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $2m across more than 40 companies.

Hamilton is an emerging venture capital fund manager, and tour manager to Atlantic Records recording artist Janine. Having founded and published the internationally distributed indie magazine  Interlude, and toured extensively as a live music production professional, she enters the venture investing world from an unconventional path.

She is dedicated to minimising funding disparities in tech.