Building the Future Radio Show Interview with Marlon Nichols
Marlon Nichols was interviewed on Atlanta’s WDJY 99.1 FM‘s, “Building the Future” radio show. The program begins with Marlon’s path to his current role at Cross Culture Ventures. He recounted that being in the Kauffman Fellows Program “was a real eye-opening experience,” one which caused him to look around at his classmates and ask himself, “Why am I not branching out on my own? Why am I not looking to pursue my dream? What am I waiting for?” Marlon was working at Intel Capital at the time, and shortly thereafter led the firm’s diversity fund, which also got him thinking: “What is it about diversity that drives greater success for companies and programs? … Diversity is based on culture.” This path led to Cross Culture Ventures; his investing focus now is on culture—from a global perspective—rather than simply on diversity for its own sake. The firm examines culture to “determine how consumers are going to behave in the future and where they’re going to spend money.” Listen to the podcast.