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Arlan Hamilton 1: Silicon Valley, By Invite Only

April 27, 2018

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Show Notes


The Story
Silicon Valley is leaving money on the table, and Arlan Hamilton will go to extremes to prove it. She's a venture capitalist like no other — black, female, gay — and she's out to prove that investors in the Valley are overlooking big returns they could tap into by investing in more outsiders. Arlan calls them "underestimated" founders, and she's planning to get as rich as Richard Branson by investing in them. But her thesis is still untested, and she's running out of time to show Silicon Valley what she's got.

This is the first part of a six-part series on Arlan Hamilton and her company, Backstage Capital.


The Facts 
Peter Leonard mixed the episode. 
Mark Phillips wrote and performed our original theme song. 
Build Buildings wrote and performed our special ad music.
Additional music by Bobby Lord, Blue Dot Sessions, Matthew Schuessler, and Get Better.

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