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MaC Venture Capital

MaC Venture Capital

MaC Venture Capital invests in entrepreneurs creating technology and consumer products.

MaC Venture Capital is the outcome of the merger between Cross Culture Ventures and M Ventures. It is a venture capital firm investing in companies developing technology and consumer products.

Marlon Nichols and Adrian Fenty lead MaC Venture Capital. It provides services such as operational excellence, public policy strategy and government relations, cultural trend/ behavioral trend research, business development, digital marketing and social media strategy, communications, marketing, branding, and influencer network.

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Funded Companies

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Stoke Space

Stoke Space is a company manufacturing space vehicle components and performing scientific and technological services associated with the space industry.

Pipe is a financing platform for SaaS companies based in Los Angeles.

Firefly is a mobility based advertising and data platform that allows rideshare drivers to make money through digital advertising.

An educational technology company with a platform where people can start infant and toddler programs and preschools out of their homes.

An online retail company specializing in selling hair salon products. It was founded in 2013 and is located in Oakland, California.

A medical company with a focus on therapies for canine cancer. It was founded in 2016 and is located in Palo Alto, California.

Cue Health is a San Diego-based medical device company working to track health information at the molecular level.

BlocPower is a Brooklyn-based provider of a platform for energy efficiency and management for commercial and residential buildings.

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People

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LinkedIn

Adrian Fenty

Managing General Partner

Marlon Nichols

Managing General Partner

Further reading

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MaC Ventures, the brainchild of Adrian Fenty and Marlon Nichols, is quietly making its first investments

Jonathan Shieber

3 August 2019

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News

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Jonathan Shieber
March 25, 2021
TechCrunch
The partners at MaC Venture Capital, the Los Angeles-based investment firm that has just closed on $103 million for its inaugural fund, have spent the bulk of their careers breaking barriers. Formed when M Ventures (a firm founded by former Washington DC mayor Adrian Fenty); the first Black talent agency partner in the history of [...]
USA TODAY
March 25, 2021
USA TODAY
MaC Venture Capital says it will make 40 investments. Limited partners include Foot Locker, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Howard University.
Gené Teare
March 25, 2021
Crunchbase News
MaC Venture Capital has raised an inaugural seed fund of $103 million. The Los Angeles- and Palo Alto-based firm will invest in 40 seed-stage companies across the globe, targeting $1 million for each initial investment.
December 18, 2020
WebWire
Goldman Sachs' Launch With GS announced an investment in MaC Venture Capital I, a California-based seed stage venture capital fund. Launch With GS is Goldman Sachs' $500 million investment strategy grounded in our data-driven thesis that diverse teams drive strong returns. Formed in 2019 after the merger of seed funds Cross Culture Ventures and M Ventures, MaC Venture Capital (MaC VC) backs technology companies that create infectious products that benefit from shifts in cultural trend...
Jonathan Shieber
December 17, 2019
TechCrunch
In a world where ad rates are declining for traditional broadcast media, the corporations responsible for making the fictions that millions devour daily need to find a new business model. Subscription services are on the rise -- with every major broadcaster launching an on-demand service -- and so are ad-supported video streaming services to replace [...]
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