This workshop, How Startup Investors (Really) Work, is by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs and those who are considering entrepreneurship. The workshop is an excerpt from our online course “Designing the Perfect Investor™” and helps entrepreneurs understand how investors really work behind the scenes to help level the playing field! 


Raising money is the negotiation of a lifetime, and entrepreneurs who listen only to what investors "say they want" miss the crucial information needed to succeed! Ms. Davis learned the inside secrets of how investors really work when she was on the funding side and in this workshop she shares those insider secrets with other entrepreneurs. 


Nicole Toomey Davis is a serial entrepreneur and the President, CEO and co-founder of AI-software company, Enclavix, LLC, creators of the VentureWrench Startup Coaching Community with a vision of high tech and high touch to help coach large numbers of entrepreneurs effectively.. The company has received over $1.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation through the SBIR program to allow the launch of the AI – powered VentureWrench Library, the free online library of curated startup resources to help entrepreneurs get quickly to success.


Ms. Davis is the former President, CEO and co-founder of DoBox, Inc., an award winning internet software company. Ms. Davis raised millions of dollars in investor funding for DoBox and led the company to a successful acquisition by Netopia, Inc. which was later acquired by Motorola.


Ms. Davis led Utah’s funding program, the Centers of Excellence program to help fund some of the state’s most sophisticated technology startups. She has served on many non-profit boards and has received many recognitions from the community including the Lifetime Achievement Honoree award from Utah Genius for 2018.


Ms. Davis holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a published author, with textbook contributions, press articles and a published case study co-authored with Jim Collins to her credit. She is often called on to share her experiences as an entrepreneur and leader by serving as a speaker, teacher and coach.