A milestone in representation.
In 2015, Backstage Capital set the audacious goal to invest in 100 high-quality startups led by underrepresented founders by 2020.
We were asked...
"Will there be enough strong leads?!"
"Won't there be a pipeline issue?"
These founders were being overlooked, and deeply undervalued.
A year and a half early, in May of 2018, we reached our goal.
The founders we've backed demonstrate exceptional grit. They prove to us beyond a doubt that while they are currently underestimated, they're amongst the best startup founders operating today.
This is what you can accomplish when you commit to diversity as a core value.
See what portfolio diversity looks like.
Our Headliners steal the show.
A winding road to 100 investments.