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Backstage Capital

Founders Arlan Hamilton

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Total investments 161
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$1M
Portfolio companies 139
Rounds per year 17.89
Lead investments 5
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.14
Exits 2
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Internet
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile
Summary

Backstage Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the West Hollywood.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Backstage Capital, startups are often financed by SOSV, VTF Capital, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Techstars, Y Combinator, Wharton Angel Network. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Techstars, XFactor Ventures, The Syndicate Fund.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Health Care. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Mahmee, CareAcademy, Dark.

This organization was formed by Arlan Hamilton. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this Backstage Capital works on 27 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2017.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

EdLight

EdTech
Education
$4M27 Mar 2024 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

CloudNine Augmented Intelligence

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Cloud Data Services
Data Storage
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Health Care
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
$100K05 Jun 2023 Santa Monica, California, United States

FAIRLY AI

Artificial Intelligence
FinTech
Machine Learning
Software
$1M19 Apr 2023 -

Plural

News
Productivity Tools
Project Management
Virtual Workforce
01 Jan 2023 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Exer Labs

Fitness
Information Services
Information Technology
$6M08 Nov 2022 Denver, Colorado, United States

Guava

FinTech
$2M26 Jul 2022 New York, New York, United States

Goodr

Cloud Data Services
Food Delivery
SaaS
Social Impact
Software
Sustainability
Waste Management
$7M23 Jun 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Mahmee

Health Care
mHealth
Women's
$9M12 May 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Bounce Imaging

Consumer Electronics
Hardware
Law Enforcement
Robotics
Sensor
Video
$4M02 May 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
News
Shop Latinx, the First Curated and Leading Marketplace for the Latinx Community, Announces Close of Initial $1 Million Pre-Seed VC Funding

– Shop Latinx raised $1M in funding from investment partners Precursor Ventures, Backstage Capital, Debut Capital, 2PM, Humble Ventures, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Silicon Hills Capital, Techstars, among several other consumer angel investors.
– Shop Latinx has experienced exponential growth since its founding by entrepreneur Brittany Chavez in 2016, from a fan favorite Instagram account championing Latinx brands, designers and their stories to a full e-commerce marketplace boasting a community with over 100,000 highly engaged fans.
– Shop Latinx now features over 600 intentionally curated one-of-a-kind products from over 30 brands from brilliant creators and entrepreneurs with rich stories.

BookClub checks out a shiny new $20 million Series A

– BookClub, a startup that brings author-led book clubs to readers, raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Signal Peak Ventures and joined by GSV Ventures, Maveron, Backstage Capital​ and Pelion Venture Partners​.
– Other investors include the founders of MasterClass and Goodreads.

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Total investments 161
Average round size 1M
Rounds per year 17.89
Peak activity year 2017
Lead investments 5
Follow on index 0.14
Exits 2
Group Appearance index 0.47

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

EdLight

EdTech
Education
$4M27 Mar 2024 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

CloudNine Augmented Intelligence

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Cloud Data Services
Data Storage
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Health Care
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
$100K05 Jun 2023 Santa Monica, California, United States

FAIRLY AI

Artificial Intelligence
FinTech
Machine Learning
Software
$1M19 Apr 2023 -

Plural

News
Productivity Tools
Project Management
Virtual Workforce
01 Jan 2023 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Exer Labs

Fitness
Information Services
Information Technology
$6M08 Nov 2022 Denver, Colorado, United States

Guava

FinTech
$2M26 Jul 2022 New York, New York, United States

Goodr

Cloud Data Services
Food Delivery
SaaS
Social Impact
Software
Sustainability
Waste Management
$7M23 Jun 2022 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Mahmee

Health Care
mHealth
Women's
$9M12 May 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Bounce Imaging

Consumer Electronics
Hardware
Law Enforcement
Robotics
Sensor
Video
$4M02 May 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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