connect with chelsea on -
 linked in >


chelsea balboni- 

chelsea is a behavioral psychologist turned brand strategist, passionate above all else about the science of engagement. from designing studies in cognitive research, to building brands, launching products and growing ventures, chelsea’s learned a lot about what drives people to action. It all boils down to a simple principle: an authentic brand cannot be “created”. it must emerge from real, genuine interactions among people.

Chelsea serves as founding partner and Head of brand at Six Things. Fueled by her passion for human-centered design and her aptitude for thinking big, Chelsea helps startups and legacy brands alike to seize opportunities for growth and impact.

Before starting Six Things, Chelsea served as a brand strategist and marketing leader at venture-backed startups ReferralMob, IVY and SocialSeam. Before that, Chelsea served as a strategist at boutique marketing agency Captains of Industry, where she designed multi-channel campaigns for global clients in the cleantech sector including Fisker Automotive, EnerNOC, KEMA, CERES and First Wind.

Chelsea earned her B.A. from Columbia University where she studied Psychology and Neuroscience. In her ongoing commitment to cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit, Chelsea serves as a mentor and advisor to Six Things’ portfolio of early-stage founders.