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Backstage Capital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Arlan Hamilton


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Total investments 148
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 134
Rounds per year 21.14
Lead investments 4
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Exits 2
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Internet
  • Apps
  • Information Technology

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

Exer Labs

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


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


Health Care
$9M12 May 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Bounce Imaging

Consumer Electronics
Law Enforcement
$4M02 May 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


$2M10 Feb 2022 San Diego, California, United States


Information Technology
$2M04 Jan 2022 -


Clean Energy
Industrial Design
Internet of Things
Smart Home
$205K15 Dec 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Shop Latinx

$1M15 Oct 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Nickson Living

Interior Design
$12M12 Aug 2021 Dallas, Texas, United States
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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