Who We Are

Cross Culture Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm founded by experienced investors with strong operational and investment track records.


Our diverse skill set is a key asset and a major differentiator.

Troy Carter

Co-founder/ Managing Partner

  • Founder and CEO of Atom Factory
  • Co-founder of Erving Wonder (acquired in 2004)
  • United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council
  • LA Mayors Council for Technology & Innovation
  • Aspen Institute, Henry Crown Fellow
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Troy Carter

Co-founder/ Managing Partner

  • Founder and CEO of Atom Factory
  • Co-founder of Erving Wonder (acquired in 2004)
  • United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council
  • LA Mayors Council for Technology & Innovation
  • Aspen Institute, Henry Crown Fellow

Marlon Nichols

Co-founder/ Managing Partner

  • Investment Director at Intel Capital
  • Lead Fund Manager at BR Venture Fund
  • Client Engagement & Business Development Manager at Frictionless Commerce
  • Principal Strategist at Edgewater
  • Technology & Business Operations Consultant for the Blackstone Group
  • Northeastern University & Cornell M.B.A.
  • Kauffman Fellow (class 18)

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Marlon Nichols

Co-founder/ Managing Partner

  • Investment Director at Intel Capital
  • Lead Fund Manager at BR Venture Fund
  • Client Engagement & Business Development Manager at Frictionless Commerce
  • Principal Strategist at Edgewater
  • Technology & Business Operations Consultant for the Blackstone Group
  • Northeastern University & Cornell M.B.A.
  • Kauffman Fellow (class 18)

Suzy Ryoo

Partner

  • Venture Partner & Vice President, Technology/Innovation of Atom Factory
  • Co-Founder, SMASHD LABS
  • Innovations & Emerging Platforms at OMD Ignition Factory
  • B.S. Strategy & Finance, USC Marshall
  • Riordan MBA Fellow, UCLA Anderson
  • Board Member, Urban Teens Exploring Technology

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Suzy Ryoo

Partner

  • Venture Partner & Vice President, Technology/Innovation of Atom Factory
  • Co-Founder, SMASHD LABS
  • Innovations & Emerging Platforms at OMD Ignition Factory
  • B.S. Strategy & Finance, USC Marshall
  • Riordan MBA Fellow, UCLA Anderson
  • Board Member, Urban Teens Exploring Technology

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In Residence

Sian Morson

Entrepreneur in Residence

  • Founder & CEO Kollective Mobile
  • Author “Design for iOS with Sketch” (Amazon best seller)
  • White House Reach Higher App Challenge Advisor
  • L’Oreal Women in Digital NEXT Gen Award Winner 2015
  • Founder Cast Beauty (acquired 2016)
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Sian Morson

Entrepreneur in Residence

  • Founder & CEO Kollective Mobile
  • Author “Design for iOS with Sketch” (Amazon best seller)
  • White House Reach Higher App Challenge Advisor
  • L’Oreal Women in Digital NEXT Gen Award Winner 2015
  • Founder Cast Beauty (acquired 2016)