Featured Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis Speaker Managing Director Backstage Accelerator
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Tags: Business / Work Life Balance / College & University / Investing & Venture Capital / Productivity / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Health & Wellness / Motivational


Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis is the Managing Director of Backstage Los Angeles and the recently announced Backstage Accelerator. Backstage Capital is 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. She is passionate about empowering others, creating genuine connections, and striving towards financial independence through entrepreneurship. She co-founded bosa, a wellness and productivity app that enables consultants to provide the highest level of service to their clients. Anastasia is also an emerging real estate and angel investor.

She was the first Internal Program and Culture Fellow for GRID110, an LA-based organization focused on supporting early-stage entrepreneurs. Prior to entering tech and venture capital full-time, she served as an Administrative Analyst for the City of Los Angeles and a Management Analyst for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.

Anastasia has experience creating and leading programs in the non-profit, corporate, and public sectors. She’s a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy.


Exercising your Agency

Why My Productivity App is Rooted in Wellness

The Blessing of Pivots



My mom sent me this text after seeing @audreygelman on @inc mag's cover. Mom, I'll be on that cover in a couple years – you can bet on it. 💪🏽🚀 #femalefounder #latinxfounder #startup @lovelacquerbar

This thread responding to Bette Midler took me all the way out!! SANG ladies!! 🙌🏾🙏🏾✊🏾👸🏽👸🏾👸🏿

⁦@shearshare⁩ is part of ⁦@Delta⁩ in-flight entertainment, y’all! The next time you’re in the air, tune in to ⁦@thepitchshow⁩ #podcast and listen to episode 1! 😉💰🦈 #startuplife

Finally got the meet the infamous @chachovaladez! It’s no coincidence that everyone I meet on the @Backstage_Cap crew is dope AF: @sononte @bryanlanders @imchristiepitts @AmiahShep @GreerEngonga 🙌🏼🙌🏼

So great connecting with my @Backstage_Cap today at the @westcoastctip Symposium! @bryanlanders @sononte @MelissaCHanna @chachovaladez

Meeting Twitter friends IRL! @mikster @sononte @hah_vee_AIR

Thanks so much for the profile, @Women_Wearables and @MarijaButkovic! I’m honored to be part of the Women of Wearables community. #FemTech #HealthTech @MyLorals

Ok everyone, big day😮 Backstage is hitting the road in 2020!

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