Lynn Nichols is the CEO of X Intellectual Property.
Lynn brings significant expertise in language to name development as a former professor of linguistics at Harvard University and UC Berkeley for 14 years (Ph.D. Harvard). Her innovative work was recognized by prestigious awards from Harvard’s Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative and the University of California’s Hellman Fund.

Lynn is also an advisor at Stanford Business School’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Alchemist Accelerator in San Francisco/Silicon Valley and Women’s Startup Lab in Menlo Park.

Lynn brings unique technical and creative expertise from research on word coining and word meaning to the practice of naming.  Informed by several decades of work with speakers of Native American, Asian and European languages, her intuitive feel for the inner workings of sound and meaning open a world of possibility in naming.