New     Submit     Search     Register  
Your First Million on Smash Notes

Your First Million podcast.

December 31, 2019

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.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Aisha Tyler is an actress, comedian, director and talk show host. You know her from The Talk, Friends, Criminal Minds, Archer, Whose Line Is It, Anyway?, and video games Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3, and Watch Dogs.

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

8mins, check it out. 

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Ollen Douglass is the Managing Director for Motley Fool Ventures which launched in 2018. Prior to becoming the Managing Director, Ollen was CFO of The Motley Fool for 14 years.

Music by Jeff Kaale (1, 2, 3, 4)  

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Jennifer Carroll Foy is a representative of Virginia's 2nd House of Delegates district. This year, she announced her run for governor of Virginia in 2021.

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Brandon D. Anderson, Founder & CEO, founded Raheem after police killed his partner during a routine traffic stop. He is a U.S. army veteran, 2019 TED Fellow, and Smithsonian Ingenuity Award Nominee. Brandon graduated from Georgetown University in 2015.

Credits

Music by Jeff Kaale (1, 2, 3, 4)  

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Join @ArlanWasHere and @Jason as they get into some #realtalk this Sunday afternoon about syndicates, Backstage Crowd, finding 7 unicorns (!!), and the one venture firm who Jason doesn’t get along with.

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Join Arlan as she sits down--virtually--with cast members from her favorite TV show, General Hospital.

It kicks off with a few mins 1-on-1 with actress Katelyn McMullen ("Willow"), followed by a mega group chat with cast members Chloe Lanier ("Nelle"), Sofia Mattsson ("Sasha"), Briana Henry ("Jordan"), Tamara Braun (fmr "Kim Nero"), Laura Wright ("Carly"), and Finola Hughes ("Anna")! Alternate description: "aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!" Music by Jeff Kaale (1, 2, 3, 4)  

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Welcome! (Or just a refresher for longtime listeners)

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Tanya Van Court is the Founder and CEO of Goalsetter. Goalsetter is a goal-based savings, gifting and financial literacy platform, made just for kids and families.

Credits

Music by Jeff Kaale (1, 2, 3, 4)  

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

BackstageCrowd.com - Paige Craig is one of the top 3 syndicate leads on Angellist of all time in terms of number of members who have backed his syndicate and amount each deal could pull in. I spoke with him this afternoon about my new syndicate BackstageCrowd.com, and how syndicate members should strategize.

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Impromptu episode to announce Backstage Crowd’s first non-accredited investor deal, portfolio company Fleeting, on republic.co. More than $750k raised and 3.5k+ individual investors, and has a cap of ~$1m. I didn’t want you to miss it so releasing this today!

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message

Grab a pen and paper to take notes! Here’s more context on the new BackstageCrowd.com investment syndicate that I have launched with my team. Great for anyone who has questions beyond our Q&A episode, who wants to think through investment strategy within the syndicate, or who is curious about our first deal. Accredited and non-accredited, inquire within!

---

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message