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From Homeless to the 1%: Advice from a Venture Capitalist
Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
Apr 30, 2020
Arlan Hamilton, Managing Partner and Founder of Backstage Capital, knows what it's like to start a business in the face of extreme adversity. Before she founded her venture capital fund five years ago, she was living on food stamps and sleeping in airports. She's focused on investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs - women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders - and is finding inventive ways to support the companies in her portfolio during the coronavirus.