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From Homeless to the 1%: Advice from a Venture Capitalist

Boss Files with Poppy Harlow

Apr 30 2020 • 33 mins

Arlan Hamilton, Managing Partner and Founder of Backstage Capital, knows what it's like to start a business in the face of extreme adversity. Before she founded her venture capital fund five years ago, she was living on food stamps and sleeping in airports. She's focused on investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs - women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders - and is finding inventive ways to support the companies in her portfolio during the coronavirus.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit