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.
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.
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.
We spent some time getting to know Richard Kerby, a venture capitalist at Venrock who is very involved in the early-stage financing landscape. We really wanted to know how he spends his time as an investor, what it takes to successfully raise venture capital, and the differences between the venture markets in New York and San Francisco.
During CES we had a chance to spend some time catching up with James Nixon, the General Manager for Digital Globalization at Marriott International. He has had a compelling career in enterprise software, news media and now international hospitality. He shared some of his lessons learned and thoughts about following his passions for international travel and growing as a leader.
During CES we had a chance to spend some time catching up with Kai Bond, founder of PixieTV, which was recently acquired by Samsung. He has had a distinguished career as an executive in mobile, casual games and now TV applications. He shared some of his lessons learned and thoughts about entrepreneurship and leadership.
We are kicking off Black History Month with a profile of William Crowder. William is a successful venture capitalist and one of the few African-Americans in the venture capital industry. He was kind enough to share his thoughts about his journey to the world of investing and some of the key lessons he’s learned along the way.
We recently had the good fortune of talking to Chinedu Echeruo while he was in the U.S. He shared his experiences as a serial entrepreneur, having his company acquired by Apple, his investment banking roots and his perspective on the opportunities in Africa. Chinedu also shared his thoughts on the transition from founding CEO to board member at his own company.