All posts by Backstage Capital

The Bootstrapped VC – BeVisible – Andrea Guendelman

Andrea Guendelman, Co-founder + CEO of BeVisible, takes us inside the company culture of a startup driving change in the Latinx professional community, empowering men and women to embrace the strengths, and transcend the limitations, of their cultural heritage to...

/ November 6, 2017

11. Chipper as Hell (feat. Hadiyah Mujhid of HBCUvc)

In this episode, Arlan and Christie compete in a high-stakes trivia game of Howdy Partner, and Arlan speaks with the founder of HBCUvc, a not-for-profit organization connecting and equipping the next generation of black and brown tech innovators and investors....

/ October 5, 2017

Backstage Podcast Interview with Brett deMarrais of Ludlow Ventures

In this episode, Arlan shares an impromptu interview recorded on her iPhone with Brett deMarrais, Partner at Detroit-based Ludlow Ventures. Listen in as they discuss the challenges of scaling a pre-seed/seed-stage venture fund and supporting your portfolio through the good...

/ August 16, 2017

Bonus notes from Arlan: LGBTQ Founders!

Arlan discusses her intent to fund more LGBTQ-founded startups, her adoration of Lesbians Who Tech, and Pride month. Bonus notes from Arlan: LGBTQ Founders! Source: Backstage Podcast

/ June 26, 2017

Backstage Podcast: CareAcademy – Helen Adeosun

Helen Adeosun, Co-Founder and CEO of CareAcademy, shares the story behind the mission of a startup setting the standard in education for caregivers. CareAcademy mission is to make sure that all caregivers have access to an excellent education so that...

/ June 13, 2017

Mission and Values – S2E1. Kairos – Brian Brackeen

Brian Brackeen, Founder and CEO of Kairos, shares about how technology can help us better understand humanity, the startup scene in Miami, and the influence Steve Jobs and Apple on company culture. Full show notes: Mission & Values –...

/ May 2, 2017

Bonus: SXSW (part 2)

published on 2017-04-21T17:19:02Z In this bonus episode you’ll hear some extended interviews from our time at SXSW 2017 in Austin, TX, with Backstage Headliners, our portfolio founders, and 3 ambitious, young HBCU entrepreneurs. ICYMI – Part 1: Headliner appearances:...

/ April 21, 2017

Bonus notes from Arlan: "Entrepreneurship is messy, and that’s OK!"

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Arlan gives her thoughts on the daily nuances and imperfections of entrepreneurship, how she handles the bigger challenges at Backstage, and how self-care can make you a better founder. Bonus notes from Arlan: “Entrepreneurship is messy,...

/ April 17, 2017

Bonus: Exciting news! Backstage has acquired the Mission & Values podcast!

[unable to retrieve full-text content]This bonus episode is from the Mission & Values podcast hosted by our Producer, Bryan Landers. Listen in to hear Arlan and Bryan share how Backstage and Mission & Values are joining forces to feature exceptional...

/ April 3, 2017

4. "It was like a No Air! Bnb" (Arlan's fireside chat at the Black & Brown Founders Conference)

[unable to retrieve full-text content]In this episode, join Arlan at a fireside chat live from the Black & Brown Founders conference in San Francisco, March 20, 2017. Aniyia Williams, CEO of Tinsel Tweets by operaqueenie Tara Reed, CEO of...

/ March 25, 2017