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Rachel Fukaya

Vice President, Public Relations

"You only need to change a design by 3% to make it fresh and original."

Virgil Abloh

Rachel got her start as a publicist for Atlantic Records and the Grammy’s before discovering the exciting and complicated world of technology in San Francisco. Since then, Rachel has worked for several tech marketing and communications agencies across the U.S., founded her own creative business, and lead brand marketing and communications initiatives for consumer and B2B companies like Coachella, Earnest, Lighter Capital, SAP SuccessFactors, and Techstars.

Rachel lives for traveling and enjoys listening to music on vinyl, hiking mountains, over-watering her houseplants, and getting creative with instant photography.

A California native, Rachel holds dual degrees in psychology and communications from the University of California, Davis, in addition to a minor in contemporary leadership. She is proud to be a brand marketing, and communications mentor for Backstage Capital, Techstars, and Venture for America.


  • Integrated marketing strategy
  • Startups
  • Building teams
  • Creative campaigns
  • PR planning


  • Team management
  • Storytelling
  • Writing
  • Public speaking
  • Making people happy


  • Plants
  • Records
  • Instant photography
  • Traveling
  • Cooking for friends and family

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