Marlon Nichols is a Managing Partner at Cross Culture Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with a focus on cultural investments. Prior to founding Cross Culture Ventures, Nichols was an investment director at Intel Capital where he led investments in women- and minority-led technology startups through the company’s Diversity Fund. Prior to joining the Diversity Fund, Marlon championed the seed-stage investment program for the Ultrabook and Perceptual Computing investment sector, working closely with the startup ecosystem to source, invest in, and advise early-stage, high-growth technology companies working on new mobile technologies enhanced by novel user experiences and perceptual computing. Marlon’s investments included Afrostream, Gimlet Media, Hingeto, LendStreet, LISNR, Mark One (Vessyl), Mayvenn, Mirantis, MongoDB, mSurvey, One Preschool, ReplyYes, Sidestep, Skurt and Thrive Market. Prior to joining Intel Capital, Marlon served as the Lead Fund Manager of Cornell University’s BR Venture Fund, the college’s evergreen venture capital fund.