Mentoring: Investment with Marlon Nichols of Intel Capital


fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your “RSVP”. If you are not a member you can apply here.  Next week’s featured topic & guest will be:

Topic Description: Investing (all stages, sectors); specific focus on software and cloud.

Marlon Nichols, Venture Capital Investor at Intel Capital

Marlon Nichols, Venture Capital Investor at Intel Capital

 Name: Marlon Nichols

Background: Marlon started his career in the software industry where he successfully led the deployment of many global enterprise software and business process improvement initiatives for Fortune 100 enterprises. During his time as a technologist, Marlon played a key role in the European expansion of a Cambridge based software company. Upon returning to the United States, Marlon worked as a principal strategist and senior manager for a strategy consulting firm focusing on new business development. While working fulltime as a consultant Marlon pursued what started out as a passion project and later evolved into an education focused nonprofit company called Rise to College. Under Marlon’s leadership Rise to College continues to grow while positively impacting the lives of over 200 hundred inner city high school students each year. Marlon studied Entrepreneurship and Private Equity at Johnson where he was a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow and served as President/Chief Operating Officer of the BR Venture Fund, Johnson’s $1.2M evergreen Venture Capital Fund. After completing his MBA degree at Cornell Marlon joined Intel Capital as an Associate Director. Marlon actively works to identify, invest in, partner with, and advise early stage high growth companies that operate in the digital media and consumer internet sectors.

Marlon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and a MBA from Cornell University. Marlon serves as an adviser to the BR Venture Fund and a number of start-up companies. Marlon is also the Co-Chairman of Rise to College.

 Company: Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech.
Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than $10.8 billion in over 1,276 companies in 54 countries. In that timeframe, 201 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 317 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2012, Intel Capital invested $352 million in 150 investments with approximately 57 percent of funds invested outside North America.

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