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Backstage Capital to launch an accelerator in four cities to promote underrepresented founders – TechCrunch

Backstage Capital to launch an accelerator in four cities to promote underrepresented founders – TechCrunch After launching a $36 million fund earlier this year to help support black female founders, Backstage Capital isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Today, the fund’s founder and managing partner Arlan Hamilton announced that …

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This startup streamlines the pro bono work of lawyers, including those fighting for immigrants at the border – TechCrunch

This startup streamlines the pro bono work of lawyers, including those fighting for immigrants at the border – TechCrunch Felicity Conrad and Kristen Sonday were on very different paths until three years ago. Conrad was an associate at the powerhouse law firm Skadden Arps. Meanwhile, Kristen Sonday, a Princeton grad and …

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Backstage Capital launches $36m fund to boost black female founders – TechCrunch

Backstage Capital launches $36m fund to boost black female founders – TechCrunch Conceiving a product and turning it into a successful high-growth startup is challenging work, but it can be absolutely punishing for underrepresented founders. While a strong product and a great go-to-market is critical for early success, that’s not …

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Investing trends in female founders – TechCrunch

Investing trends in female founders – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Unicorns gorge as investors dish up bigger rounds, more capital The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant In this report, we look at venture and seed investment trends in female-founded startups over the last …

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Backstage Capital acquires The Door to continue funding underrepresented founders

Backstage Capital, the venture firm focused on funding underrepresented minorities, recently acquired The Door for an undisclosed amount in cash and equity. The acquisition makes quite some sense given The Door’s similar focus on helping underrepresented founders get funding. The platform specifically connects those founders to investors. As part of …

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