Nicole Patrice DeMember is an internationally known entrepreneur, investor and advisor that works with high profile startups and NGOs. Born in Detroit, Nicole has always had a passion for music, and has played a pivotal role in the electronic dance (EDM) and hip-hop industries. In 2000 she founded an influential recording studio called Effigy Studios—that eventually sold to Eminem—and GrooveTickets, one of the first online ticketing companies. She has since gone on to become one of the most prominent voices in the worldwide tech and startup community, working with companies such as Founder’s Fund, advising for startups like CulturePath and LauchRock, and co-founding Toi, a global creative agency and incubator that focuses almost exclusively on startups and their needs. She likes 5am runs, good food, and conversation with intelligent humans. Nicole lives in San Francisco, CA, when she’s not somewhere else (which isn’t often).