Kahen grew up in Beverly Hills, California to entrepreneurial parents and is the middle child to two siblings.  She is of Persian descent. Nicolette studied fashion and business in college, and after realizing fashion was not what she thought, made her way to the startup scene in Silicon Beach.  Nicolette's focus was helping entrepreneurs, developers and startups reach their full potential. She later Sensory Code, a company that provides a bridge between art and real estate. 
It was through the art world that Nicolette found her way into Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.  She earned the nickname "Crypto Barbie" after becoming a recognized face on the crypto conference circuit.  Nicolette founded the post-ICO and growth consulting firm under the Crypto Barbie name.