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Tuesday, June 26 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fireside Chat with Arlan Hamilton & Liane Thompson LIMITED SEATING

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Join us for our keynote with Arlan Hamilton, the high-profile investor behind VC firm Backstage Capital - one publication recently dubbed her "America's hottest VC" Hamilton - who, as a lesbian black woman, is a pioneer in the overwhelmingly white and male world of VC - has dedicated the fund to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in founders who are of color, women and/or LGBT. Backstage has invested nearly $5 million into more than 80 companies to date, including San Diego-based Aquaai. The company, founded by CEO Liane Thompson, uses biomimetic platforms to gather marine data. The event will include a fireside-style chat between Hamilton and Thompson.

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Arlan Hamilton

Managing Partner, Backstage Capital
Arlan built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started... Read More →
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Liane Thompson

CEO, Aquaai
Extensively worked/lived in the US, Europe, Middle East, LATAM as a foreign correspondent. Now CEO of Aquaai: Intelligence Below the Surface "Saving the Seas" using AI, computer vision & biomimetic fishlike platforms that gather data from oceans and waterways. FaaS Fish as a Serv... Read More →

Tuesday June 26, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Golden Hall - Main Stage