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.