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Mary Lemmer

Improv4
Founder
San Francisco Bay Area
Mary Lemmer is an entrepreneur, improviser, comedian,and writer. Mary is the founder of Improv4, an improv training company specializing in cultivating leadership and team building skills for companies, teams and leaders.

Mary has helped dozens of companies, including Plenty, Ozlo (Acquired by Facebook), True Link Financial (YC S13) and Fixed (YC S14, Acquired by Lawgix), and other ventures with growth, marketing, business development, fundraising strategy, and culture. She was an Entrepreneur in Residence at R/GA Ventures, focusing on investments in companies creating innovative experiences and technologies at the intersection of digital and physical commerce. She once was a Director at SoFi, a multibillion dollar online lender, where she led a marketing team, built out the business development team, and ran SoFi’s entrepreneur program and investments in startups. Prior to SoFi, she worked at RPM Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, concentrating on investments in online marketplaces, e-commerce, and automotive IT.

She studied improv at The Second City in Chicago, People’s Improv Theatre in NYC, EndGames Improv and Bay Area Theatre Sports in San Francisco, and other workshops through The Groundlings, Vancouver Improv Festival, among others. She has performed improv and comedy all over the country, including at Gilda Radner’s Laughfest, The Punch Line in San Francisco, and the Lady Laughs Comedy Festival.

She combines her experience working with dozens of companies with growth, marketing, business development, fundraising strategy, and culture with her improv comedy experience to help individuals, teams, and companies with communication, thinking on their feet, and other important leadership skills, all while having fun.