Patrice Martin

Cofounder and CEO of The Holding Co.

Patrice is the Cofounder and CEO of The Holding Co., a lab redesigning how we care for each other in the 21st century. In collaboration with Pivotal Ventures and IDEO, The Holding Co. works with venture-backed startups, nonprofits, government agencies and corporations alike to build the solutions today’s families need to thrive.

Patrice is also the cofounder of, the non-profit design organization launched from IDEO in 2011. Patrice built the organization into a thriving center for design thinking in the social sector through work with partners across the issues of reproductive health, financial inclusion, early childhood development, and more. At Patrice also created Design Kit, a digital platform teaching human-centered design, serving more than one million learners.

Before founding, Patrice was a Design Director with IDEO where she led teams focused on large-scale systems change in the private and social sectors. Patrice is also on the Board of Directors of Juma Ventures and the Board of Advisors of Freedom Forward.