Marlon Nichols

Managing General Partner
Marlon Nichols

Marlon Nichols is the founding managing partner at MaC Venture Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in visionary founders building the future that the world wants to see.

Marlon is a Kauffman Fellow who also serves on the Board of Directors. Prior to MaC Venture Capital, Marlon was founder of Cross Culture Ventures and served as Investment Director at Intel Capital. Marlon has an extensive background in technology, private equity, media and entertainment. His unique eye for global and cultural trends, along with shifts in consumer behavior, has helped him uplift and accelerate entrepreneurs and companies that are on the verge of their breakthrough moment. Some of his current and previous portfolio companies include Blavity, Gimlet Media, LISNR, Mayvenn, MongoDB, PlayVS, Pipe, Thrive Market and Wonderschool, among others.

Marlon is the recipient of MVMT50’s SXSW 2018 Innovator of the Year award, Digital Diversity’s Innovation & Inclusion Change Agent award and was a TechWeek 100 winner. He was named Pitchbook’s 25 Black Founders and VCs to Watch in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and one of Silicon Republic’s 26 VC professionals spearheading change. He’s been featured on TechCrunch, Fortune, Cheddar, MSNBC, Blavity and NBC, and is adjunct faculty in entrepreneurship and venture capital at the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.

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Podcast: Marlon Nichols — MaC Ventures

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VCs boost investment in Black- and Latinx-owned fintechs

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Business leaders can fuel the next generation of Black innovators and entrepreneurs. Here’s what it will take

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Yobe uses AI and microphones to isolate voices in a crowd

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Accelerating innovation: transforming voice-based products for the future

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Startup Shorts – Yobe is Tracking the DNA of Sound with MATLAB

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Encantos’ Learning App Will Be Powered by a Network of Creative Educator-Authors

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Black, Latinx and female entrepreneurs are still ignored by most venture capitalists

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The funding gap for Black founders of social apps

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BLCK VC: Board Service on Venture-Backed Companies

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How majority Black VC firm MaC Venture Capital raised a $110 million fund: A founding managing partner outlines the firm’s journey

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Four strategies for getting attention from investors

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Closing on $110M, MaC VC is changing the face of venture capital

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MaC Venture Capital Closes $110M Fund Aimed at Diverse Founders

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MaC Venture Capital’s founders on their $110 million inaugural fund

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MaC Venture Capital Raises Inaugural $110 Million Seed Fund

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MaC Venture Capital Raises Its First Fund Of $110M To Invest In Seed-Stage Companies

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MaC Venture Capital Raises a $110M Inaugural Fund to Invest in Visionary Tech Leaders Building the Future

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Majority Black venture capital firm announces $110 million fund to invest in entrepreneurs of color

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MaC Venture Capital Announces $110 Million in Inaugural Funding

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March Forth: Changing the Game in Venture Capital

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Pipe, which aims to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue,’ raises more money at a $2B valuation

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Marlon Nichols x Just Go Grind Podcast

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MaC Venture Capital Raises a $110M Inaugural Fund to Invest in Founders Building the Future We Want to See

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How VC Investor Marlon Nichols Went From The Basketball Court To The Boardroom

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Normalizing venture capitalism in the Black community

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Culture as Currency with Marlon Nichols, Managing Partner at MaC Venture Capital

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Black Venture Capitalists Look to Even the Playing Field With Diverse Investors

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Marlon Nichols will discuss how to secure seed funding at TechCrunch Early Stage 2021

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10 VCs say interactivity, regulation and independent creators will reshape digital media in 2021

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Venture Unlocked Episode 15 – Marlon Nichols

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Elevator Pitch Ep. 8: ‘Imagine If Jimi Hendrix and Beethoven Got Together for an Epic Jam’

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SALT Talks: Marlon Nichols | Managing Parter, MaC Venture Capital

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Marlon Nichols’ Journey Into Venture Capital

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Elevator Pitch Ep. 1: What Could You Build With Another $500,000?

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Listen Here: The StartUp to ScaleUp Game Plan x Marlon Nichols

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Marlon Nichols x No Bull Business’ #ImaLittleBuzzed on Diversity and Inclusion

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‘Diversity is an Interesting Thing’: MaC Venture Capital’s Marlon Nichols on ‘Diversity Theater’ and What He’ll Do with New Funds

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Listen Here | Marlon Nichols on the I’m a Little Buzzed Podcast

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How do you make VC more diverse? Maybe start with the training schemes

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Listen Here | Marlon Nichols on Investing in Cultural Trends on the Be Atento Podcast

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We’re Tired

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Listen Here | Marlon Nichols on the Season Premiere of the Founder Clinic Podcast

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Goldman Sachs Announces 2020 Launch With GS Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort

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Listen Here | Marlon Nichols on The Road Untraveled Podcast

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Watch | Marlon Nichols x Black Angels Miami

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‘You Haven’t Seen The Pain’ Yet | Marlon Nichols in Protocol

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Watch Here | Raising Venture Capital Funding During COVID-19 Webinar

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Registration Now Open | Raising Venture Capital Funding During COVID-19 Webinar

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Goldman Sachs Seeks to Help Black and LatinX Founders Accelerate their Growth

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Guidelines for Managing Through This Pandemic and Economic Downturn

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Marlon Nichols, Investing in The Future For The Rest Of America

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Launch With GS Black and Latinx Entrepreneur Cohort

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Deconstructing the Pipeline Myth and the Case for More Diverse Fund Managers

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Listen Here: MaC VC Managing GP, Marlon Nichols on the Founder Fundamentals podcast

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Marlon Nichols Joined other leading VCs as TechCrunch Battlefield Judge

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Marlon Nichols, Icon Mann

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The State of Tech & Culture: Conscious Consumer

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Marlon Nichols on Culture as a Currency

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Moving Up Podcast featuring MaC VC’s Marlon Nichols

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In the Arena, featuring Marlon Nichols

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Marlon Nichols named to Aspioneer’s Revoltionary CEO’s, 2019

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NASDAQ premiers new show “The Breakthrough” with guest Marlon Nichols

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Marlon Nichols featured on the cover of The Jamaica Observer

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Startup Grind’s VC Corner with Marlon Nichols, Cross Culture Ventures

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Forbes: Marlon Nichols Is Changing The Face of Venture Capital

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Breaking into Startups: Venture Capital Deep Dive w/ Cross Culture Ventures’ Co-Founder Marlon Nichols

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The State of Tech & Culture, Culture A$ Currency

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State of Tech & Culture: UNperfect Parent

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