Tag: underrepresented

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. https://blackandbrownfounders.com/ Aniyia Williams, CEO of Tinsel Tweets by operaqueenie Tara Reed, CEO of...

/ March 25, 2017

Episode 69 – Paola Mata

iOS Engineer at BuzzFeed Coalition for Queens Alum www.paolamata.com / www.madebylatinas.com What made you decide to work in the tech industry? I was initially in an administrative/office management roles. It wasn’t planned. I started a blog, and I became interested in learning...

/ March 23, 2017

3. "The BBQ flavored Backstage Capital Podcast" (live from SXSW)

[unable to retrieve full-text content]In this episode, join Arlan, our Crew, several of our Headliners (Backstage portfolio founders), and some other awesome folks at an invite-only event hosted by Backstage Capital at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Black & Brown Founders...

/ March 19, 2017

Episode 68 – Christella Dolmo

Mobile Engineer at KickStarter Coalition for Queens Alum What made you decide to work in the tech industry? Initially, I was pursuing a career in accounting. I declared it my major at college. After an accounting internship, I decided it...

/ March 12, 2017

2. "An intense mullet" (feat. Ryan Hoover)

[unable to retrieve full-text content]In this episode Arlan speaks with Ryan Hoover, Founder and CEO of Product Hunt, shares the story behind the new podcast title, and offers fist bumps and temporary tattoos to everyone at SXSW. Crew Cameos: Dianne...

/ March 10, 2017

Bonus notes from Arlan: "What do I look for in a founder?"

[unable to retrieve full-text content]This is a raw clip with no editing of some spontaneous thoughts from Arlan, directed at anyone who is thinking about (or currently) raising money for their startup. It’s an intimate, “fly on the wall” look...

/ March 6, 2017

1. Bryan is Caucasian, in case you haven't caught on

[unable to retrieve full-text content]In this episode we hear our new theme song, learn from Q&A’s with Arlan, discover Arlan’s mom is brilliant and talented, and field a very surprising founder pitch from Twitter. Crew Cameos: Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis Credits Host...

/ March 1, 2017

Episode 67 – Mike Lee

Sr. Engineering Manager at Khan Academy BS in Computer Science from WPI: Worcester Polytechnic Institute  ionified.net What made you decide to work in tech? Problem-solving. Specifically, problem-solving with little costs for exploration. I was really attracted to solving problems with...

/ February 13, 2017

Some Lessons From Fundraising.

Here are a few lessons I picked up raising our seed round for Amaliah.co.uk. [All the investor quotes are genuine but anonymised]. 1. Don’t be put off Investor: “I simply believe that what you are doing is going to fail”...

/ January 18, 2017