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The Power of Being Underestimated

Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital
With Ravi Belani, Stanford Engineering

One benefit of being a founder from an underrepresented background: You can see opportunities that others don’t. Backstage Capital founder and managing partner Arlan Hamilton points to the example of Delane Parnell, the founder and CEO of PlayVS, who saw an opportunity in the e-sports space and raised almost $100 million in less than two years.