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The Mindset of an Investor Today
Join Peter Cowen (Managing Director, Sutton Capital Partners) as we explore what SaaS investors are looking for in the current climate.

5/13/20 - Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates
5/20/20 - Mark Mullen, Co-Founder, Bonfire Ventures
5/27/20 - Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner, Backstage Capital
6/3/20 - Ben Narasin, Venture Partner, NEA
6/10/20 - Minnie Ingersoll, Partner, TenOneTen
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Arlan Hamilton
Founder & Managing Partner @Backstage Capital
Arlan Hamilton 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 people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now raised more than $10 million and invested in more than 130 startup companies led by underestimated founders. In 2018 Arlan co-founded Backstage Studio which launched four accelerator programs for underestimated founders in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and London. Arlan was featured on the cover of Fast Company magazine in October 2018 as the first Black woman non-celebrity to do so, and her new book "It's About Damn Time" comes out on Penguin Random House's business imprint Currency on May 5, 2020.
Ben Narasin
Venture Partner @New Enterprise Associates
Ben Narasin is a Venture Partner at NEA. A prolific entrepreneur and highly regarded early-stage investor with three decades of company-building expertise, Narasin has focused on emerging technologies and new markets throughout his investment career. With a portfolio comprising key early successes in some of today’s fastest growing sectors, such as fintech, digital marketplaces, mobile and connected devices. His overarching focus in seeking new investments is, in his words, “to find founders who make me say wow.” Narasin is a 25-year entrepreneur and 10-year early-stage investor. His knack for spotting emerging trends led him to make seed investments in companies like Dropcam, Lending Club, TellApart, Kabbage and Zenefits. Before NEA, Narasin most recently served as a General Partner at Canvas Ventures, and was previously with TriplePoint Capital, where he oversaw the firm’s seed funding investment activities.
Minnie Ingersoll
Partner @TenOneTen
Minnie Ingersoll is a Partner at TenOneTen and host of the LA Venture podcast. TenOneTen is a venture fund based in LA investing in early stage software and data companies. Prior to TenOneTen, Minnie was the COO and co-founder of $100M+ Shift.com, an online marketplace for used cars. Minnie started her career as an early product manager at Google where she co-founded the Access team to get more people online at faster speeds and lower prices. Minnie studied Computer Science at Stanford and has an MBA from HBS. She recently moved back to LA after 20+ years in the Bay Area and is excited to be a part of the growing tech ecosystem of Southern California. In her space time, Minnie surfs baby waves and raises baby people.