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The Bootstrapped VC - A Backstage Capital Podcast

Backstage Capital


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


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-se...Show More
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Good conversation between two budding VC firms.

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 sto...Show More
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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-p...Show More
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A very genuine discussion about how to run your startup

28:47 | Mar 20th, 2019

Hear about some exciting developments at Backstage directly from Arlan herself.

27:07 | Feb 23rd, 2019

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...Show More
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