Nathalie Molina Niño is the CEO and founder of BRAVA Investments, which targets high-growth, scalable businesses that can make a catalytic economic impact on women. A technologist and coder by training, she’s a consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart, passionate about gender parity.
Keith Ferrazzi called her a “super-connector” in his updated best-selling classic, Never Eat Alone. Nathalie is the “fuel core of a network that makes it easy for her to tap the resources to get stuff done, and done quickly.” In 2015, Nathalie stepped in as interim Chief Revenue Officer of PowerToFly, a startup aimed at closing the gender gap in tech. In 2016, she stepped in as CEO of SELF MADE by Nely Galán, a mission-based business with the goal of enabling women to become entrepreneurs.
Nathalie launched her first tech startup at the age of 20, she later graduated with a degree in playwriting at Columbia University. In 2012, Molina Niño co-founded Entrepreneurs@Athena at the Athena Center for Leadership studies of Barnard College, with the mission of leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs, where she remains a founding advisor.
In 2014, she was selected by General Services Administration’s SocialGov community to join a “dream team of public participation” to help in crafting a guide that details the best ways for the government to engage and collaborate with its citizens. In 2015 Molina Niño joined 24 women leaders in walking the Carrie Hammer runway at New York Fashion Week, featuring “role models not runway models.”
Prior to Athena, Molina Niño was involved in launching and growing a multinational business with Lionbridge (NASDAQ: LIOX) into a $100M operation in 30+ countries. At Lionbridge she helped lead the growth of its largest business from approx $5M in 2003 to nearly $100M in 2009, including the inception of the strategic relationship with Microsoft Bing.
Molina Niño has advised industry leaders in both the for- and non-profit sector ranging from multinationals (Disney, Microsoft, MTV, The Discovery Channel, Mattel), early stage startups (Cranium, Onvia) and non-profits (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Affairs Council, Seattle International Film Festival, Athena). She writes and is quoted widely in the media, from best selling books like Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek to diverse media outlets ranging from Bitch Magazine to Forbes, Time Inc and CNN Money.