Wes Nichols, a Partner at March Capital since 2020, is a seasoned investor, board advisor, and two-time entrepreneur, who brings decades of experience in predictive analytics, AI/machine learning, and digital transformation to the firm. Wes’s hands-on approach, deep operational and M&A experience, and robust global network are instrumental to the long-term growth and innovation of the companies he works with.
Prior to transitioning into venture capital, Wes spent most of his career founding and operating businesses. As co-founder and CEO of MarketShare, Wes raised approximately $90 million and grew the company into the largest software solution for marketing resource allocation, resulting in a competitive sale to Neustar and then, as a board director of the combined company, to TransUnion.
Wes has personally invested in many high-growth, dynamic software companies (e.g., MarketShare, Duo Security, Snowflake, Adverity, AppLovin, DataDog), enterprise AI (e.g., Vir, Persado, GumGum) and deep tech (e.g., Jiko, SpaceX, Boring Company, Tenstorrent, Epirus, Atomic Semi, Vicarious). Wes serves on the boards of March portfolio companies ActionIQ, DISQO, and Suki AI as well as several AI and data infrastructure businesses such as Persado and Adverity. Wes has also enriched his governance experience by serving on four public companies.
Wes graduated from The Johns Hopkins University (M.A. Business) and Randolph-Macon College (B.A., Psychology). He is an alumnus of the President’s Program in Leadership at the Harvard Business School, a recipient of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Technology Pioneer nominee by the World Economic Forum.
Outside the office, Wes is an avid adventure traveler and photographer, and loves to capture the world’s wonders through his lens. Committed to leadership and giving back to his community, he is the finance chair of the Los Angeles Police Foundation as well as a Reserve LAPD police officer.