From Jamaica to Europe to Silicon Valley: Crossing Cultures with venture capitalist Marlon Nichols
Marlon Nichols is a General Partner at Cross Culture Ventures, a venture capital fund he co-founded after a successful career at Intel Capital. Marlon is one of the most thoughtful people we know when it comes to thinking about getting into venture capital and what it takes to start and build a great firm.
Pioneering Investments in the Future of Education Technology
Shauntel has been an active investor in the education technology field. She is one of the Co-Founders and General Partners at Reach Capital, a leading early-stage venture capital firm focused on the education technology investments.
From 2x Entrepreneur to Partner at Y Combinator - The View from Both Sides of the Table
Michael has been involved with several of the most important companies in the video space, including Twitch (acquired by Amazon for $970 million) and Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk for $60 million). In addition, Michael is as a Partner at Y Combinator, one of the premier accelerator and venture capital organizations in the technology industry. We had the opportunity to learn more about Michael’s past experience and his advice for budding entrepreneurs.
Developing Products, Managing Teams and Building an Entertainment Career Behind the Scenes
During CES we had a chance to spend some time catching up with Alix Baudin, SVP/GM, Digital Product and Operations, Scripps Networks Interactive. He has had a distinguished career in technology touching finance, media and entertainment. He shared some of his lessons learned and thoughts about keys to success as an executive and the impact of technology as a disruptive force.
About The Searchlights Project
We created The Searchlights Project as a way to highlight some people of color who we think are doing amazing work but are not getting sufficient media coverage. While there are some people who have moved the ball forward by creating lists of influential people, we feel like there is more that can be done. We wanted to make sure that we shine the light on folks who are doing really interesting works but are not getting noticed, covered, or lauded for their achievements.
We are all for people who are out there trying to evangelize a more inclusive tech community. But we think part of making tech feel more inclusive is creating a site and a forum for giving more of the backstory about how people got into tech and what they overcame to get to where they are. We hope you enjoy the interviews we publish here.