Marlon Nichols is a co-founder and managing partner at Cross Culture Ventures (CCV), an early stage venture capital firm with a focus on cultural investing (global trends and shifts in consumer behavior). Before founding CCV, Marlon was an investment director at Intel Capital where he completed his Kauffman Fellowship. Prior to his time in venture capital, Marlon led successful careers in software and strategy consulting in the technology, private equity, media and entertainment sectors. Some of Marlon’s investments include Gimlet Media, Hingeto, LendStreet, LISNR, Mayvenn, Mirantis, MongoDB, mSurvey, Wonderschool, Ready Responders, MessageYes, Sidestep, Skurt, Thrive Market, etc. Marlon was named to Silicon Republic's list of 26 venture capital professionals spearheading change in technology investing, was named one of 28 Black founders/ investors making an impact in technology by Pitchbook, was a recipient of Digital Diversity’s Innovation & Inclusion Change Agent award, and was named a member of theRegistry's 40 under 40 Top Diverse Talent. Marlon was recently recognized among music, film, and technology icons as a Culture Creator. Marlon has been featured in Fortune, Black Enterprise and a number of other magazines, blogs, and podcasts..