Patrice Martin

Co-founder & CEO, The Holding Co.

Patrice is the Co-founder and CEO of The Holding Co., a design and innovation lab which builds products, brands, and services that revolutionize care. In collaboration with Pivotal Ventures, The Holding Co. partners with innovators –  startups, nonprofits, government agencies and corporations alike –  to build systemic solutions to care and make families’ lives more functional and joyful.

Patrice is also the Cofounder of, the non-profit design organization launched from IDEO in 2011, where the team built the organization into a thriving center for human-centered design 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 Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District in San Francisco, Juma Ventures and on the advisory board of Freedom Forward.

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