Nico Sell

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Wickr

Nico Sell is an artist, athlete and entrepreneur based in California. She is currently Chairman and Founder of six technology organizations. Wickr Foundation is a nonprofit venture fund; Wickr Inc provides secure communications; r00tz teaches kids to love hacking; Whistler builds nonviolent social movements; SuperSessions supports extreme athletes; and c0sm0 is a toy company. Sell writes regularly about security and privacy for TechCrunch and sits on advisory boards for numerous organizations, including Washington, DC, think tanks, CDT and CSIS. She has helped start dozens of successful security companies and grew up helping the Dark Tangent with DEF CON, the largest hacker organization in the world. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a focus on government and nuclear strategy.