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Nate Nickerson

Commu­ni­ca­tions and Public Affairs Partner

As DCVC’s Commu­ni­ca­tions and Public Affairs Partner, Nate ensures that the narratives of our portfolio companies resonate among the talent, partners, capital, and markets critical to their success. He also works to help the firm attract the interest of deep tech founders and investors from around the world.

Nate brings strength in public relations and content creation, as practiced in different domains. Before joining DCVC, he led commu­ni­ca­tions and public affairs at MIT, and then at Yale. At each university, he led bold new work in owned media alongside a more targeted, impact-centered approach to earned media. Before his work in higher education, Nate held leading editorial positions at media companies covering the inter­sec­tion of technology, work, and culture. He served as the Managing Editor of Fast Company, and then as the Deputy Editor of MIT Technology Review. It was at Tech Review that Nate met DCVC Partner Jason Pontin (then Tech Review’s Editor-in-Chief); together, they would bring a venerable old brand into the digital age. Nate earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in English from Beloit College.