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SXSW Sessions

Jun 1, 2020

Arlan Hamilton shares the story of how she built Backstage Capital, a seed-stage investment fund that exclusively supports underrepresented startup founders who are women, people of color, or LGBTQ. And she did it with no formal education in finance, no experience, and no bank account.... while homeless. In this conversation from SXSW 2019, Hamilton talks with Fast Company journalist KC Ifeanyi about the competitive advantage of diversity, scaling and managing a fully remote team, and investing in startups with humanity.

Hamilton's book, About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage, is available now in hardcover and digital formats.

Follow Arlan Hamilton on Twitter: @ArlanWasHere

Follow KC Ifeanyi on Twitter: @kcifeanyi