By Dana Sanchez
There are few Black venture capitalists with more experience than Marlon Nichols, co-founder and general partner of the culturally-themed fund, Cross Culture Ventures.
Nichols leads Cross Culture Ventures in identifying game-changing entrepreneurs who are creating next-generation tech and consumer companies such as Warby Parker, Lyft, Dropbox, Uber and Spotify.
“Our thesis is cultural investing. For us, what that means is studying popular culture to get to what’s driving consumer behavior and then ultimately predicting where consumers are going to spend their capital in the future,” Nichols said during a GHOGH Podcast.
Digital media pioneer Jamarlin Martin launched the GHOGH Podcast Franchise — Go Hard Or Go Home — at SXSW 2018, aimed at multicultural millennials.
Jamarlin talks with Marlon about the fund he started with Troy Carter. They discuss the burger-flippin’ robot, Flippy, and socially responsible investing. Marlon offers advice to founders seeking investment, and answers questions about whether there is too much “shut-up-and-dribble” in Silicon Valley.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
On robots displacing workers:
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