Why I’m Joining Backstage Capital

A Macroeconomic Argument for Investing in Diverse Founders

Christie Pitts
Aug 1, 2017 · 5 min read
We don’t either
  • Hispanic buying power hit $1.3T in 2015, up 167% since 2000 and outpacing other segments by nearly double
  • These trends are only increasing: 43% of millennials are non-white/ 50% of newborns are non-white, and in 2055, there will be no majority population
  • Highest domestic gross box office film? Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring the most diverse cast of any Star Wars movie, with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in leading roles.
  • As more diverse films are released, records continue to be broken. A few recent and great examples of this are Get Out, Hidden Figures, Wonder Woman, and Girls Trip.

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Welcome to the Green Room blog. Go behind the scenes at Backstage Capital, where we're betting big on underrepresented tech startup founders.