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#22 Marlon Nichols

Co-founder and managing general partner, MaC Venture Capital

Marlon Nichols #22 Co-founder and managing general partner, MaC Venture Capital Marlon Nichols is a new entry on this year’s list, and his track record as a seed investor and all-around changemaker is undeniable. He’s led early investments in unicorns, such as the financial-services company Pipe, which reached a $2 billion valuation in March. He also has a keen eye for media startups, as seen in his investments in Blavity and Gimlet Media. As a cofounder of MaC Venture Capital, Nichols embraces the opportunities that come with investing in founders from various backgrounds. “There is no one better to address a challenge than someone who has lived through it,” he said. “The one quality in entrepreneurs that can’t be taught or developed is grit.” Source: businessInsider