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Marlon Nichols, Director at Intel Capital

  • Marlon Nichols is a Director and Kauffman Fellow at Intel Capital. In this role, Marlon champions the seed-stage investment program for the Ultrabook and Perceptual Computing investment sectors. He works closely with the startup ecosystem to source, invest in, and advise early-stage, high-growth technology companies that produce cloud services, internet, and mobility solutions with an emphasis on new user experiences and perceptual computing. Marlon spent his first two years with Intel Capital focusing on enterprise software investments; during that time he was involved with the MongoDB, Mirantis, elasticbox, and Yottaa investments to name a few.

    Prior to Intel Capital, he served as the Lead Fund Manager of BRV, Cornell University’s evergreen venture capital fund. He continues to serve as an advisor to BRV.

    Marlon started his career in enterprise software where he successfully led the deployment of many global software and business process improvement initiatives for Fortune 100 enterprises. During his software career he was a member of a three-person team based in London, UK that was responsible for the European expansion of Frictionless Commerce. He later joined Edgewater Strategy, a boutique consulting firm where he led post-M&A technology integration initiatives for the Blackstone Group’s real-estate division. Later, in the role of principal strategist, he led digital strategy initiatives for media companies such as Warner Music Group and McGraw Hill.

    Education & Extracurricular

    Marlon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University. He earned an MBA from Cornell where he was a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow and was recognized in the top 30 of 2011 graduates across all Cornell University’s colleges and programs.

    Marlon co-founded and is Co-Chairman of Rise to College (RTC), an education-focused nonprofit. Since 2007 RTC has positively impacted the lives of over 200 inner-city high school students per year. He also serves on the board of the Peninsula College Fund.