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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast

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Backstage Capital is venture investment fund that backs underrepresented tech startup founders. Since inception in September 2015, Backstage has deployed nearly $2m into 40+ startups around the U.S. that are led by women, POC, and LGBT founders. This...Show More
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From Bootstrapped to $1.15B IPO - Therese Tucker of BlackLine

41:02 | Mar 27th, 2018

Arlan interviews an amazing founder who took her enterprise SaaS business from bootstrapped to a $1.15B IPO, and personal financial freedom. Therese Tucker is the remarkable CEO of BlackLine, an 800-person company that offers a continuous accounting ...Show More
9. "Honey & Milk" (feat. Brett deMarrais of Ludlow Ventures)

34:11 | Aug 15th, 2017

In this episode, Arlan shares an impromptu interview recorded on her iPhone with Brett deMarrais, Partner at Detroit-based Ludlow Ventures. Listen in as they discuss the challenges of scaling a pre-seed/seed-stage venture fund and supporting your por...Show More
#ArlanWasHere Glow Up

28:47 | Mar 20th

Hear about some exciting developments at Backstage directly from Arlan herself.
Introducing 0G - A new Podcast by Christie Pitts + Peter Rojas

27:07 | Feb 23rd

Peter Rojas loves gadgets and made a career around sharing the stories behind the devices, including vintage mobile phones. Christie Pitts worked on the front lines of consumer device sales at Verizon. Today, they're both VCs investing in startups – ...Show More
#ArlanWasHere MoveTheDial Global Summit 2018 (with Bea Arthur, The Difference)

21:19 | Jan 12th

Join a live fireside event that happened November 7, 2018. #MoveTheDial Global Summit in Toronto, Ontario in Canada, brought together incredible tech leaders and influencers dedicated to promoting the participation and leadership of all women in tech...Show More
O.school (feat. Andrea Barrica)

21:57 | Dec 13th, 2018

Andrea Barrica shares the story of being raised in a religious, conservative, first-generation Filipino-American family that only taught abstinence to becoming the CEO + Founder of O.school, a non-judgmental source for information on sexuality and da...Show More
Civic Eagle (feat. Damola Ogundipe)

31:34 | Nov 14th, 2018

Greer interviews Headliner Damola Ogundipe, CEO + Co-founder of Civic Eagle, a political technology company that helps organizations win their policy campaigns with a SaaS platform that’s powered by artificial intelligence — legislative intelligence ...Show More
#ArlanWasHere Vision 2018 Keynote

1:02:56 | Oct 26th, 2018

Listen in on Arlan’s keynote talk from Vision 2018, the small business innovation symposium held October 19 in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s a charming, hilarious, and inspiring interview that reveals stories you’ve never heard from Arlan’s past — a cand...Show More
#ArlanWasHere You're Still Here

18:16 | Sep 25th, 2018

Listen in to another episode of Arlan's notes, an intimate conversation with you. Hear more about what the Fast Company cover means for representation, and how the good and bad things in life go on even while you experience achievements and accolades...Show More
Backstage Accelerator - Directors of Program Development (feat. Wayne Sutton + Melinda Epler)

35:53 | Sep 25th, 2018

Get to know the Directors of Program Development for the recently announced Backstage Accelerator. Melinda Epler and Wayne Sutton have been helping underestimated founders for years through accelerators, conferences, and corporate consulting. Learn m...Show More
Introducing Backstage Accelerator! (+ ArlanWasHere on the Cover of Fast Company)

37:07 | Sep 15th, 2018

Arlan, Christie, and Bryan share more about the newly announced Backstage Accelerator! Why now was the right time? What will it be? Who’s running the programs? Who’s welcome to apply? Find out all the latest details about Accelerator. Also, hear Arl...Show More
Win Win (feat. Mike T. Brown)

41:29 | Aug 31st, 2018

Greer chats with Headliner Mike T. Brown, Founder + CEO of Win Win, the only place where sports fans can compete in games to win epic experiences and amazing prizes from their favorite pro athletes, all while supporting charitable initiatives. Also,...Show More
Healthy Roots Dolls (feat. Yelitsa Jean-Charles)

20:32 | Jul 27th, 2018

Here's an inspiring interview with the talented and driven Yelitsa Jean-Charles, Founder + CEO of Healthy Roots Dolls, a toy company that teaches natural hair care to young girls of color with beautiful black dolls. While at the Rhode Island School o...Show More
#ArlanWasHere Bonus Feat. Treenie, Kim Kimble Studio

17:18 | Jul 21st, 2018

In this fun bonus episode, Arlan chats with her LA-based, celebrity hair stylist, Treenie, who works at the renowned studio of Kim Kimble. Listen in as they chat about working with Mary J Blige, Tamar Braxton, Beyonce and crew at Coachella, and even ...Show More
CurlMix (feat. Kim + Tim Lewis)

24:59 | Jul 12th, 2018

Meet the co-founders of Backstage Capital Headliner CurlMix, Kim + Tim Lewis. CurlMix started as a DIY hair care products subscription box and through customer demand grew into a whole hair care line. Join us as we discuss mixing family and startups,...Show More
#ArlanWasHere General Hospital Celeb Special!

1:37:50 | Jul 4th, 2018

This incredibly special episode is the culmination of a liftime of training and preparation for Arlan Hamilton. By day she’s a venture capitalist, but also by day (and sometimes night), she’s an avid watcher of the longest-running American soap opera...Show More
Maternity Tech - Part 3: Mahmee (feat. Melissa + Linda Hanna)

36:06 | Jun 27th, 2018

This episode is the third and final in a special 3-part podcast mini-series about maternity technology. In Part 3, Greer Engonga from the Backstage Crew is joined by Melissa (CEO) and Linda (Chief Clinical Officer) Hanna, the mother and daughter co-...Show More
StartUp S7E6 Reaction

44:03 | Jun 13th, 2018

Arlan and Backstage are the subject of Season 7 of Gimlet Media’s podcast StartUp. Fair warning: there will be spoilers for the episode discussed, so go listen to the episode before listening to the reaction! We’ll be recording our reactions to each ...Show More
StartUp S7E5 Reaction

1:01:51 | Jun 2nd, 2018

Arlan and Backstage are the subject of Season 7 of Gimlet Media’s podcast StartUp. Fair warning: there will be spoilers for the episode discussed, so go listen to the episode before listening to the reaction! We’ll be recording our reactions to each ...Show More
StartUp S7E4 Reaction

1:01:51 | May 26th, 2018

Arlan and Backstage are the subject of Season 7 of Gimlet Media’s podcast StartUp. Fair warning: there will be spoilers for the episode discussed, so go listen to the episode before listening to the reaction! We’ll be recording our reactions to each ...Show More
Maternity Tech - Part 2: Nicolette (feat. Phil Martie)

24:34 | May 23rd, 2018

This episode is the second in a special 3-part podcast mini-series about maternity technology. In Part 2, Greer Engonga from the Backstage Crew is joined by Headliner Phil Martie, the Founder + CEO of Nicolette, a startup that builds empowerment app...Show More
#ArlanWasHere It's About Damn Time

34:44 | May 18th, 2018

Arlan catches us up on the latest news at Backstage and shares more about the recently announced $36M fund to invest in startups led by Black women. We also hear a clip from the 'Techish' podcast where the hosts share their reaction to the new fund. ...Show More
Maternity Tech - Part 1: Carrot (feat. Tammy Sun)

26:51 | May 15th, 2018

This episode is the first in a special 3-part podcast mini-series about maternity technology, fresh on the heels of Mother’s Day. 💐 In Part 1, Greer Engonga from the Backstage Crew is joined by Headliner Tammy Sun, the Co-founder + CEO of Carrot, a...Show More
StartUp S7E3 Reaction

44:57 | May 12th, 2018

Arlan and Backstage are the subject of Season 7 of Gimlet Media’s podcast StartUp. Fair warning: there will be spoilers for the episode discussed, so go listen to the episode before listening to the reaction! We’ll be recording our reactions to each ...Show More
StartUp S7E2 Reaction

49:04 | May 5th, 2018

Arlan and Backstage are the subject of Season 7 of Gimlet Media's podcast StartUp. Fair warning: there will be spoilers for the episode discussed, so go listen to the episode before listening to the reaction! We'll be recording our reactions to each ...Show More
Startup S7E1 Reaction

35:51 | Apr 28th, 2018

Arlan and Backstage are the subject of Season 7 of Gimlet Media's podcast StartUp. Fair warning: there will be spoilers for the episode discussed, so go listen to the episode before listening to the reaction! We'll be recording our reactions to each ...Show More
Sunhouse (feat. Tlacael, Tenoch + Tonantzin Esparza)

44:34 | Apr 25th, 2018

Hear the story behind the exciting new music technology startup Sunhouse. Siblings Tlacael, Tenoch, and Tonantzin Esparza are the 3 LA-based, Latinx co-founders of Sunhouse. We dive into everything from the Aztec origins of their names, to the influe...Show More
#ArlanWasHere Gimlet and Self Care

21:53 | Apr 14th, 2018

Arlan shares her thoughts and feelings as we approach the April 27 release of Season 7 of StartUp, a Gimlet Media podcast featuring the story of Backstage. Full show notes: http://backstagecapital.com/podcast/arlanwashere-gimlet-self-care/ Credits:...Show More
Please Assist Me (feat. Stephanie Cummings + Seany Denson)

19:53 | Apr 5th, 2018

Listen in to hear Co-founders Stephanie Cummings + Seany Denson of Please Assist Me, a Nashville-based startup offering apartment residents the most delightful personal assistant service, share their entrepreneurial journey. Hear about their early in...Show More
Novoron Bioscience - Reversing Central Nervous System Disorders + Diseases (feat. Travis Stiles)

28:40 | Mar 20th, 2018

Hear the story behind Backstage Capital Headliner Novoron Bioscience, a San Diego-based biotech company developing novel therapeutic approaches to address disorders of the central nervous system. Bryan and Chacho speak with Novoron's Founder + CEO, T...Show More
#SoundCheck Jamarlin Martin

13:19 | Mar 14th, 2018

Here's a conversation Arlan recorded at SXSW with Jamarlin Martin, the founder and CEO of Nubai Ventures, which invests in leading entrepreneurs of color, and the founder of Moguldom Media Group, a portfolio of digital brands he grew from $6 dollars ...Show More
The Touring VC goes to SXSW

19:09 | Mar 7th, 2018

Arlan shares her latest thoughts after visiting the US and UK on a recent mini-tour sharing the mission and work of Backstage. Also, listen in to hear our plans for SXSW 2018 and where you can find us. Stay tuned for our live SXSW podcast episode com...Show More
#BootstrappedVCTV @ArlanWasHere Meets @GaryVee

13:31 | Feb 28th, 2018

In January, 2018, Arlan made an appearance at the ‘Live Your Legacy’ event hosted by VaynerMedia at Hero City at Draper University in San Mateo, CA. Arlan and VC Monique Woodard spoke with Sequoia Blodgett (blah-git) for the event. After her talk, A...Show More
#ICYMI Hostfully + Orbirental Merger (feat. Margot Schmorak)

21:41 | Feb 22nd, 2018

What happens behind the scenes in the merger of two fast-growing startups? Margot Schmorak, the Co-founder + CEO of Hostfully, shares the story about joining forces with another early-stage startup to give vacation rental companies a better way to ma...Show More
#QA Investing, From Portland to Africa

19:12 | Feb 13th, 2018

Arlan answers your questions! Listen up as Arlan shares her thinking on raising funding outside of Silicon Valley, ideas for angel investors in smaller startup hubs, and how timing and focus are the main reasons for Backstage Capital's current geogra...Show More
#SoundCheck Orlando Jones + Heather Hiles

25:46 | Feb 7th, 2018

Arlan speaks with actor, comedian, and writer Orlando Jones at the Bay Area home of Heather Hiles, Deputy Director, Solutions for Postsecondary Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Backstage Capital LP. Listen in as they discuss adapti...Show More
#ArlanWasHere Talking about NOT talking about diversity and inclusion

18:57 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Arlan unpacks a recent tweet about dedicating her efforts in 2019 to doing vs talking when it comes to Diversity & Inclusion.
CES 2018 Recap

35:18 | Jan 29th, 2018

Bryan chats with 5 Backstage Capital Headliners about their experience attending this year’s CES conference in Las Vegas. Dawn Dickson, Founder + CEO of PopCom Sabine Seymour, Founder + CEO of SUPA Lisa Fetterman, Founder + CEO of Nomiku Aneela Idna...Show More
#SoundCheck Touré

24:29 | Jan 26th, 2018

Arlan steals a fun moment with author, journalist, and TV host, Touré, after recording an interview for his podcast. Listen in on their conversation to hear about how Touré broke into journalism as an intern at Rolling Stone, his surreal experience ...Show More
Bonus: Happy New Year 2018!

02:24 | Dec 31st, 2017

In this bonus episode, Arlan and the Backstage Capital Crew wish you a happy and prosperous new year in 2018. Wish we could say we got it one take, but the outtakes really are some of the best parts of life, aren't they? Thanks to every one of you w...Show More
Blockchain for Startups - Part 4: Smart Contracts (feat. Allison Clift-Jennings, Filament)

33:51 | Dec 26th, 2017

This episode is the fourth in a special 4-part podcast mini-series about the transformative technology, blockchain, and how it can be used by innovative startups. In Part 4, Christie is joined by Allison Clift-Jennings, the Co-founder + CEO of Filam...Show More
Blockchain for Startups – Part 3: Distributed Ledgers (feat. Harold Hughes, Bandwagon)

23:42 | Dec 18th, 2017

This episode is the third in a special 4-part podcast mini-series about the transformative technology, blockchain, and how it can be used by innovative startups. In Part 3, listen in on Christie's conversation with Harold Hughes, Founder + CEO of Ba...Show More
Blockchain for Startups – Part 2: ICOs (feat. Rachel Cook, Seeds)

25:54 | Dec 12th, 2017

This episode is the second in a special 4-part podcast mini-series about the transformative technology, blockchain, and how it can be used by innovative startups. In Part 2, we'll dive deep into the hot topic of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) with Ra...Show More
Blockchain for Startups - Part 1: Primer

17:11 | Dec 4th, 2017

This episode is the first in a special 4-part podcast mini-series about the transformative technology, blockchain, and how it can be used by innovative startups. This series features in-depth conversations with the 3 Backstage portfolio founders abou...Show More
Bonus: Sip & Sonder

28:00 | Dec 1st, 2017

In this Bonus episode, listen to Episode 6 of the Bootstrapped VC TV video show. This Week Arlan is touring around Southern California. First stop, San Diego, CA teaching people how to Manage Your Portfolio Like A Queen! Followed by a fireside chat i...Show More
12. "Fancy pants and glitter shoes"

36:30 | Nov 21st, 2017

In this episode, Arlan and Christie talk about how to best approach Backstage Capital for funding and which founders are a good fit. Hear about some of Arlan's recent events, Backstage's investment in artist Kehlani's startup Flora, thoughts about me...Show More
Bonus: Hustle & Dough - All Q&A episode

14:01 | Nov 14th, 2017

In this all-Q&A bonus episode, Arlan answers questions from you, our listeners. How much revenue should I be generating before attempting to get VC funding? Does hustle matter to VCs? Full show notes: backstagecapital.com/podcast/bonus-hustle-and-do...Show More
Bonus: Towards Inclusive Tech 2017

12:55 | Nov 7th, 2017

In this bonus episode, hear excerpts from Arlan and Christie’s appearance at Towards Inclusive Tech on the “Investing in Inclusion” panel. Recorded at UC Berkeley on September 15, 2017. Full show notes: http://backstagecapital.com/podcast/bonus-towa...Show More
Mission & Values - S2E6. BeVisible – Andrea Guendelman

35:25 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Andrea Guendelman, Co-founder + CEO of BeVisible, takes us inside the company culture of a startup driving change in the Latinx professional community, empowering men and women to embrace the strengths, and transcend the limitations, of their cultura...Show More
Arlan's Notes: "Write Your Own Headline!"

08:50 | Oct 22nd, 2017

Arlan shares the simple and free, yet powerful, exercise of writing your own headlines, before they happen. This can help you strategize, consider multiple ideas, visualize ambitious outcomes, and set up the foundation for plans to realize your goals...Show More
Bonus: Cover Book - The Innovation Blind Spot (feat. Ross Baird of Village Capital)

24:20 | Oct 7th, 2017

In this bonus episode, Arlan speaks with Ross Baird of Village Capital, author of the latest featured Cover book, 'The Innovation Blind Spot, Why We Back the Wrong Ideas―and What to Do About It'. Also, we're treated to an interview from the road with...Show More
11. "Chipper as Hell" (feat. Hadiyah Mujhid of HBCUvc)

43:30 | Oct 4th, 2017

In this episode, Arlan and Christie compete in a high-stakes trivia game of Howdy Partner, and Arlan speaks with the founder of HBCUvc, a not-for-profit organization connecting and equipping the next generation of black and brown tech innovators and ...Show More
Mission & Values - S2E5. Blendoor – Stephanie Lampkin

27:59 | Sep 27th, 2017

Blendoor is a startup using technology to overcome the disadvantages of unconscious bias in hiring to help employers find the best candidates, independent of race, gender, (dis)ability, military history, or sexual orientation. Learn more about the or...Show More
Arlan's Notes: "There was a Sonic (Drive-in), so we weren't in the depths of Hell."

27:34 | Sep 21st, 2017

Arlan shares insights about getting started, taking action, and motivating yourself to realize your goals and change the world. Arlan’s segment of this bonus notes episode is a raw clip with very little editing of spontaneous thoughts from Arlan — a...Show More
Arlan's Notes: Win When

21:08 | Sep 12th, 2017

Arlan shares some thoughts following our interview with angel investor Jason Calacanis, and shares why Backstage Capital will gain outsized returns by betting on underestimated founders. Arlan’s segment of this bonus notes episode is a raw clip with...Show More
10. "Rogue one" (feat. Jason Calacanis)

54:24 | Sep 7th, 2017

In this episode, Arlan and Christie speak to angel investor Jason Calacanis about his new book, "Angel". Listen in as they discuss what it’s like to record an Audible book (not in a bathtub), the difference between unicorn and impact funds, and why e...Show More
Mission & Values - S2E4. Astral AR - Leah LaSalla + Josè La Placa Amigò

33:52 | Sep 2nd, 2017

Astral AR builds drones you can fly with your mind to save lives in dangerous situations. They’re also building a remarkably supportive and inclusive company culture. Listen in to learn more about their mission and values. Full show notes: http://ba...Show More
Bonus: Potpie Profitability - All Q&A episode

25:50 | Aug 22nd, 2017

In this all-Q&A bonus episode, Arlan answers questions from you, our listeners. What do VCs really mean when they say you’re “too early”? LA vs. the Bay Area? How does Backstage Capital work with Headliners? Premiere vs local startup incubators/accel...Show More
Arlan's Notes: Milestones and Miss Elainius

35:42 | Aug 8th, 2017

Arlan shares some big Backstage Capital milestones, looks toward the future, and along the way, goes on many, many tangents. Arlan's segment of this bonus notes episode is a raw clip with very little editing of spontaneous thoughts from Arlan – an i...Show More
8. “Let’s Get Political (and also Physical)!” (feat. Carlota Perez)

26:58 | Jul 26th, 2017

In this episode, Arlan catches us up on her recent European travel adventures and shares an impromptu interview recorded in the lush hills of France with distinguished Venezuelan scholar, Carlota Perez. Full show notes: http://backstagecapital.com/p...Show More
S2E3. Seed&Spark - Emily Best

39:22 | Jul 11th, 2017

Emily Best, Co-Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, leads a company culture where you don’t check your humanity at the door and women’s bodies aren’t unprofessional, and it’s changing the landscape of diversity in entertainment. First published: July 5, 2...Show More
Arlan's Notes: LPs and Tigers and Bears, oh my!

16:59 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Arlan discusses her optimism about what's next in venture capital, while giving her opinion of how LPs can still "save the day" when it comes to solutions to current challenges in Silicon Valley. These bonus notes are raw clips with no editing of sp...Show More
7. Part 2 - "Privilege, Pine nuts, and Paparazzi" (feat. Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis)

23:18 | Jun 20th, 2017

In this conclusion of a 2-part episode, we learn more about Backstage Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis, fall deep into the dark, yet lovable world of General Hospital, and are treated to Arlan's "interpretations" of NSYNC's greatest ...Show More
7. Part 1 - "Privilege, Pine nuts, and Paparazzi" (feat. Chacho Valadez)

30:37 | Jun 19th, 2017

In this first of a 2-part episode, we learn more about the newest addition to the Backstage Crew, Chacho Valadez, and test Arlan's wit and grit in a fierce round of General General Hospital Trivia. Full show notes: http://backstagecapital.com/podcas...Show More
Arlan's Notes: Building a venture fund 101

24:44 | Jun 16th, 2017

Arlan shares some free insights from her Clarity.fm calls, including some of the fundamentals and terms you should know if you're thinking about raising a fund. There's also a bit of advice to founders about how to approach VC funds. https://clarity...Show More
Arlan's Notes: LGBTQ founders!

11:55 | Jun 13th, 2017

Arlan discusses her intent to fund more LGBTQ-founded startups, her adoration of Lesbians Who Tech, and Pride month. These bonus notes are raw clips with no editing of spontaneous thoughts from Arlan – an intimate, "fly on the wall" look into what's...Show More
Arlan's Notes: Sharing your voice with the world

20:52 | Jun 11th, 2017

Arlan gives her thoughts on inspiring others with your thoughts and your journey via blogging, vlogging, and podcasting. Please note there were some technical difficulties throughout this recording, but Arlan decided to publish the track as is to sh...Show More
Mission & Values - S2E2. CareAcademy - Helen Adeosun

25:37 | Jun 11th, 2017

Helen Adeosun, Co-Founder and CEO of CareAcademy, shares the story behind the mission of a startup setting the standard in education for caregivers. Full show notes: http://backstagecapital.com/missionandvalues/s2e2/
6. "Was Wanya in One Direction?"

33:27 | May 3rd, 2017

In this episode, you’ll learn tons of helpful stuff like how VCs get paid, what businesses are a good fit for VC, and important advice for founders starting out fundraising, and Arlan continues her origin story. Music featured by artists Arlan has w...Show More
Mission & Values - S2E1. Kairos - Brian Brackeen

30:59 | Apr 28th, 2017

Brian Brackeen, Founder and CEO of Kairos, shares about how technology can help us better understand humanity, the startup scene in Miami, and the influence Steve Jobs and Apple on company culture. Full show notes: http://backstagecapital.com/missio...Show More
Bonus: SXSW (part 2)

31:17 | Apr 21st, 2017

In this bonus episode you'll hear some extended interviews from our time at SXSW 2017 in Austin, TX, with Backstage Headliners, our portfolio founders, and 3 ambitious, young HBCU entrepreneurs. ICYMI - Part 1: https://soundcloud.com/backstagecapita...Show More
Arlan's Notes: Entrepreneurship is messy, and that's OK!

12:52 | Apr 17th, 2017

Arlan gives her thoughts on the daily nuances and imperfections of entrepreneurship, how she handles the bigger challenges at Backstage, and how self-care can make you a better founder. These bonus notes are raw clips with no editing of spontaneous ...Show More
5. "Picture it...Sicily...1989"

25:35 | Apr 5th, 2017

In this episode, we test Arlan’s encyclopedic knowledge of General Hospital, dive into her childhood entrepreneurial stirrings, and discover how she found her place in the tech world. Watch Janine’s “Don’t Love Me” video! https://www.youtube.com/wat...Show More
Bonus: Exciting news! Backstage has acquired the Mission & Values podcast!

05:47 | Apr 3rd, 2017

This bonus episode is from the Mission & Values podcast hosted by our Producer, Bryan Landers. Listen in to hear Arlan and Bryan share how Backstage and Mission & Values are joining forces to feature exceptional underrepresented founders and the com...Show More
Arlan's Notes: An easy email hack to getting investment

13:16 | Mar 26th, 2017

Directed at anyone who is thinking about (or currently) raising money for their startup, Arlan shares how your email habits can help you hack your way to an investment. These bonus notes are raw clips with no editing of spontaneous thoughts from Arl...Show More
4. "It was like a No Air! Bnb" (Arlan's fireside chat at the Black & Brown Founders Conference)

22:14 | Mar 25th, 2017

In this episode, join Arlan at a fireside chat live from the Black & Brown Founders conference in San Francisco, March 20, 2017. https://blackandbrownfounders.com/ Aniyia Williams, CEO of Tinsel https://twitter.com/operaqueenie Tara Reed, CEO of A...Show More
3. "The BBQ flavored Backstage Capital Podcast" (live from SXSW)

26:46 | Mar 19th, 2017

In this episode, join Arlan, our Crew, several of our Headliners (Backstage portfolio founders), and some other awesome folks at an invite-only event hosted by Backstage Capital at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Black & Brown Founders event: https://blackan...Show More
2. "An intense mullet" (feat. Ryan Hoover)

28:05 | Mar 10th, 2017

In this episode Arlan speaks with Ryan Hoover, Founder and CEO of Product Hunt, shares the story behind the new podcast title, and offers fist bumps and temporary tattoos to everyone at SXSW. Crew Cameos: Dianne Cherrez Credits: Host + Executive Pr...Show More
Arlan's Notes: What do I look for in a founder?

22:00 | Mar 6th, 2017

Arlan shares what she looks for in founder, who should be seeking outside capital, and more. These bonus notes are raw clips with no editing of spontaneous thoughts from Arlan – an intimate, "fly on the wall" look into what's on her mind. These occa...Show More
1. Bryan is Caucasian, in case you haven't caught on

30:12 | Mar 1st, 2017

In this episode we hear our new theme song, learn from Q&A’s with Arlan, discover Arlan’s mom is brilliant and talented, and field a very surprising founder pitch from Twitter. Crew Cameos: Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis Credits Host + Executive Producer: ...Show More
Preview

05:23 | Feb 18th, 2017

Welcome to a preview of the new Backstage podcast! Listen in to find out what to expect on future episodes. A production of Green Room, showing a behind-the-scenes view of Backstage Capital. Credits: Host + Executive Producer: Arlan Hamilton Editor ...Show More