About Your First Million
Your First Million takes you on a journey to find out how the world’s most successful people finessed their first million…dollars, customers, or downloads. This weekly podcast features Arlan having real, in-depth conversations about topics they normally reserve for friends and family. Is there a trick to becoming a millionaire? What is the common thread that makes someone successful? Tune in and take notes, as Arlan works towards making her first (personal) million!
Your First Million is produced and edited by Anna Eichenauer, and senior producer Bryan Landers. Additional audio mixing and mastering by Alfred ‘Rook’ Hamilton. Additional production by Chacho Valadez. Executive producer: Arlan Hamilton.
Arlan Hamilton is a remarkable entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while on food stamps. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Having raised more than $10mil and invested in more than 130 companies led by women, people of color, and LGBT founders since 2015, Arlan made history by appearing on the cover of Fast Company as the first Black woman who is not an entertainer or athlete to do so. She and Backstage were also the subjects of Season 7 of the popular Gimlet Media podcast, StartUp.