VC  Backstage Capital

     Office Locations:

West Hollywood, CA



  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Backstage Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in companies run by women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. Sixty-two percent of Backstage's investments are in startups founded by women, 44 percent are in companies launched by women of color, 72 percent are in companies run by people of color, and 12 percent are in companies with LGBTQ founders. To date, the firm has invested nearly $2M in over 40 companies led by underrepresented founders, making investments between $10k to $100k per transaction. Backstage Capital sees about 1,000 companies a year and has the capacity to invest in 30 annually. They hope to invest in 100 companies by 2020.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Arlan Hamilton Founder & Managing Partner
    Christie Pitts Partner & Chief of Staff


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