How I Got Mark Cuban To Invest $6 Million In My Start-Up

Arlan Hamilton spent her entire life in and out of homelessness, working low-wage jobs, being overlooked and underestimated. In 2015 she started an investment fund called Backstage Capital. Today it’s worth over $20 million with investors like Mark Cuban, Marc Andreessen and Stewart Butterfield.

There are three numbers to watch for in this story: $50,000, Arlan’s first outside investment, $6 million, the total value of her fund and 2, the percent of companies that receive investment from Backstage Capital. Here’s how Arlan Hamilton went from homeless to running her $20 million venture capital fund.

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How I Got Mark Cuban To Invest $6 Million In My Start-Up

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