39 episodes

A podcast by Arlan Hamilton that goes behind-the-scenes and teaches you how to make your first million dollars, get your first million downloads, or find your first million customers. Arlan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, has raised more than $10M, and has invested in over 100 companies led by people of color, women, and/or LGBTQ.

Your First Million Arlan Hamilton

    • Business
    • 4.9, 200 Ratings

A podcast by Arlan Hamilton that goes behind-the-scenes and teaches you how to make your first million dollars, get your first million downloads, or find your first million customers. Arlan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, has raised more than $10M, and has invested in over 100 companies led by people of color, women, and/or LGBTQ.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

ChrisGuimarin ,

Very Engaging

I've been listening since the very first episode and I've loved all of them. Each episode is a great blend of economic stats and the personal stories of how each person achieved their first million. So often the narratives are rehearsed and polished, Arlan either finds very authentic people or is able to help each guest share authentically.

This podcast will introduce you to founders, companies, funds and people who are creating and pushing the world forward. Give it a listen and enjoy :)

NapsGalore ,

Engaging and relatable

Arlan has a great speaking voice and makes her podcast fun to listen to! I love how real the show is and you can tell that even if Arlan is just speaking off the top of her brain, she’s really passionate and will get down to the nitty gritty. The best thing really is the diversity of the guests, she has high-profile to normal people who have reached their first million whether it be in funding, YouTube views, or podcast downloads. As an aspiring entrepreneur/VC I love the different aspects of this world that I’m exposed to. It’s also great to hear from people with such inspiring stories.

I’m a big fan and wish Arlan the best, this podcast is a great download for anyone!

ClotteyPartyOfTwo ,

Addicted and Yearning for More

Disclaimer: I’m a self-proclaimed startup geek! I find myself in awe listening to the stories of how people built things, overcome adversity and take up lots of space in a world that doesn’t always make room. Arlan and the people featured on this podcast are my tribe!! I love listening and find myself anxiously waiting for a new podcast drop! *Give us more, Arlan!!*

I won’t drown the point of how much I adore this show, so instead, I’ll share some of my favs thus far:

- I’ll start with my favorite……DR. PAMELA JOLLY! WOW! What a lady! If I could transform into a real-life emoji, I would have been the face with the heart eyes the entire time I listened (and I listened to that one several times!) She loves wealth, empowerment and uplifting of Black people — watch out world! We need more people like her in our lives! What she is building, the way she is impacting economic development and workforce development in a monumental way is thrilling!

- I appreciated the interview Jewel Burks. She kept it real. She shared her emotions, how she poured into her business and talks about how she assists other founders. It’s great to know she is providing pathways for other people!

- Jodi Kovitz was awesome for me personally. She shared a lot about her value prop and business construct. It was helpful for me and what I am building out! (Stay tuned!)

- Josh Wyatt’s story was pretty compelling. His resiliency, tenacity and tragedy-turned-triumph story was motivational. Also, the fact that he doesn’t allow for his past to be his “only story” was also pretty awesome to hear!

- Keith Wasserman shows just how attainable your goals are with baby steps. He showcased that so brilliantly. It left me rather motivated to play the real estate game

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