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How I got Mark Cuban to invest $6 million in my start-up
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How I got Mark Cuban to invest $6 million in my start-up

Here's how Arlan Hamilton went from homeless to running a $20 million venture capital fund called Backstage Capital.
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Tue, Jul 6 20211:59 PM EDT

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.