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Backstage Capital

Less than 10% of venture capital deals go to women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ founders. This is the biggest opportunity in investment. Backstage Capital is a category leader as one of the first Venture Capital firms to focus our investment strategy on investing in these underrepresented founders.

Since launching in 2015, we have reviewed thousands of companies and invested in 200+ top quality startups across multiple industries. Backstage has unparalleled access to underestimated founders -- we get into the very best deals early and continue to back our high-performing outliers. We then support our portfolio companies with tailored, innovative programs, and 1:1 support.

Stage of capital: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Fund manager diversity: Woman-led, Black and African American led

Diversity focus: Women, Black and African American, Hispanic-Latino, Native American

Industry focus: Environmental Sustainability, General Tech- and Tech-Enabled, Consumer and Retail, B2B, Fintech and Payments, Healthcare and Wellness (incl. FemTech), Future of Work and Living (incl. Education/EdTech), Food and Agriculture

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Arlan Hamilton
Founder and Managing Partner

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Brittany Davis
General Partner