Disrupting Venture Capital: Breaking Rules While Breaking Ground

October 23, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Presented by Justin Kan (Co-Founder and CEO, Atrium), Arlan Hamilton (Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital)

Experience Level: All Levels

Track: All


Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up while homeless and on food stamps. She  has now invested in more than 100 companies with founders from underrepresented backgrounds. Justin Kan co-founded Twitch, a live streaming company that was acquired by Amazon for nearly $1 billion in 2014 and is currently used by more than 15 million people daily. In this Fireside Chat, these two notorious entrepreneurs will discuss how Arlan built her company from the ground up, why she is passionate about investing in overlooked entrepreneurs, and how she has leveraged social media to further her mission and grow her network.

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