Quarterly Business Networking Breakfast Series


Start your day off with breakfast, coffee and conversations with fellow local Cornellians at the next installment of the CCLA Alumni Business Networking Breakfast Series. For our June meeting, we are excited to have Marlon Nichols MBA '11 discuss his path from Cornell to co-founding and managing Cross Culture Ventures, a venture capital firm with a focus on using global trends and shifts in consumer behavior to capture high-potential investments. Marlon will also share his insight on the venture capital space and current and future cultural trends. Join us on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the famous local breakfast spot John O'Groats Restaurant in West Los Angeles for a breakfast buffet.

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 8:00am-9:30am
Location: John O'Groats Restaurant, 10516 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, telephone 310-204-0692
Parking: Street parking available
Cost: $25 breakfast buffet (Buffet includes bacon--pork and turkey), scrambled eggs, fruit salad, assorted pancakes, gluten-free artisanal granola, non-fat greek yogurt, and world famous freshly baked buttermilk biscuits) 

More information:  Contact Jocelyn Shields at js2333@cornell.edu

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Marlon Nichols is a founding managing partner at Cross Culture Ventures (CCV), where he leads CCV in identifying game-changing entrepreneurs who are creating next-generation companies. Prior to co-founding CCV, Marlon was an investment director at Intel Capital where he completed his Kauffman Fellowship. He also has led successful careers in enterprise software and strategy consulting in the technology, private equity, media and entertainment sectors. As a former professional athlete, Marlon takes a team-oriented approach to working closely with CEOs in the areas of operations and business model development to build tomorrow’s most innovative and notable enterprises. Marlon’s portfolio demonstrates his leadership in “cultural investing” with companies such as Gimlet Media, MongoDB, Thrive Market, Fair.com, LISNR, Mayvenn, Blavity, Wonderschool, and dozens of other transformational companies that reflect our increasingly connected world and overlooked markets.

Marlon is the recipient of MVMT50’s SXSW 2018 Innovator of the Year award and Digital Diversity’s Innovation & Inclusion Change Agent award. He has been recognized as one of Pitchbook’s 25 Black Founders and VCs to Watch in 2018 and Urbangeekz’s 20 Diverse Influencers to Watch in 2018. He is a TechWeek 100 winner and is listed as one of Silicon Republic's 26 venture capital professionals spearheading change in technology investing. Some of Marlon’s other awards and recognition include Pitchbook’s 28 Black founders/investors making an impact in technology, theRegistry's 40 under 40 Top Diverse Talent, and recognition among music, film and technology icons as a Culture Creator.  Marlon currently serves on the board of directors for private companies LISNR, mSurvey, Ready Responders, Shottracker and Wonderschool, and has been featured in a number of magazines, including Fortune, Blavity, and Black Enterprise magazine.