Nicole is an associate at TenOneTen Ventures. She was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and pursued her education at Northwestern University, where she earned a B.S. in Chemical and Biotech Engineering and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. After graduation, she worked in investment banking at ADS/Moelis before transitioning to a role as a consultant in strategic planning at Galera Consultores. Nicole then moved on to work as an investor in the Latin American VC space at Dalus Capital, where she gained valuable experience in the industry.

Hometown + Education

Grew up in Monterrey, Mexico, Northwestern BS & MS

What areas are you focused on as an investor?

Before TenOneTen

Investor at Dalus Capital

Earliest lesson learned about business?

Nerdiest thing about you?

I won the Pi contest in high school

Most “LA” thing you’ve done?

Ocean dip in the morning, followed by a yoga class, followed by a 4 hour hike and ending the day with a picnic at the Hollywood Bowl

What brought you to LA?

The weather, the beach, the mountains and my husband

Lessons on mentorship?

What tech gets you endlessly excited?

Robotic AI surgery

What tech or invention did you think of first?

DoorDash! My dad and I had the whole business plan +10 years ago

Any instant deal breakers during a pitch?

Best piece of advice you've ever gotten

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. - Miles Kington

How do you spend time outside of work?

Hiking, camping, biking, yogaing or trying to learn how to surf

Standout moment from your founder experience?

What founder traits that get you most excited?

Ability to sell and knowing their numbers

What are the greatest and hardest parts about being a founder?

Early lesson you learned about investing?

How many pets do you actually have?

Why did you join TenOneTen?

Opportunity to work with highly intelligent people in a great culture with my favorite thesis, plus I get to learn how to surf

Anything else?

Go niners!