VC  Backstage Capital

https://backstagecapital.com/





     Office Locations:

West Hollywood, CA

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed


 

Industries:

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

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    Description:

    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 over $7M in over 130 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.



    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
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    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
    Brittany Davis General Partner
    Christie Pitts Partner & Chief of Staff

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      06/15/2021


      BookClub


      UT


      $20,000,000


      Series A


      06/14/2021


      Hello Alice


      TX


      $21,000,000


      Series B


      05/13/2021


      Upsie


      MN


      $18,200,000


      Series A


      02/03/2021


      Crush Capital


      CA


      $3,250,000


      Seed


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Bitwise


      BookClub
        web link


      Career Karma


      Color Farm


      Crush Capital
        web link


      Edlyft
        web link


      Filament
        web link


      Flora


      Goalsetter


      Hello Alice
        web link


      Journey Foods


      Laugh.ly
        web link


      Promise


      Squad


      Treehouse


      Upsie
        web link


     

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