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About NationBuilder

NationBuilder WHQ
520 S. Grand Ave
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Field offices
Chicago, Detroit, London, New York, Sydney, Washington D.C.
Employees
107

2018 customer statistics

Emails sent
1,600,000,000
Volunteers mobilized
325,000
Events hosted
341,000
1:1 contacts made
11,700,000
Dollars raised
$401,000,000
Countries worldwide
80

Board

Ramin Bastani
Founder & CEO
Healthvana
Lea Endres
Co-Founder & CEO
NationBuilder
Ben Horowitz
Co-Founder & Partner
of Andreessen Horowitz
Sean Parker
Napster Co-Founder &
Founding Facebook President

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Leadership Team

Jon Bratsis

Jon Bratsis

VP of Business Development

Gina Davis

Gina Davis

VP of Engineering

Hilary Doe

Hilary Doe

Chief Strategy Officer

Lea Endres

Lea Endres

Co-Founder and CEO

Mendy Fry

Mendy Fry

VP of Finance

Jesse Haff

Jesse Haff

Co-Founder and
VP of Design

Laura Harris

Laura Harris

VP of Film

Lisa Hwang

Lisa Hwang

VP of People and Operations

Michael Schmidt

J. Michael Schmidt

Chief Community Scientist

Melody Williams Dapp

Melody Williams Dapp

General Counsel

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Company timeline

  • 2008
  • White House 2

    October

    Jim Gilliam launches White House 2, an open source precursor to NationBuilder

  • 2009
  • Jim Gilliam

    October

    Jim Gilliam writes the first line of code for what will become NationBuilder

  • November 1, 2009

    NationBuilder is founded by CEO Jim Gilliam, self funded with $250,000; Alpha customer Reshma Saujani launches on the platform

  • 2010
  • Jesse Haff

    February

    Co-Founder Jesse Haff joins the team

  • May

    Lea Endres and Jim start working on his memoir The Internet is My Religion

  • October

    Private Beta with 5 customers

  • 2011
  • April

    Public beta; 20 paying customers in the first month

  • May

    The company receives $500,000 in angel funding; NationBuilder begins offering free voter data to all subscribers

  • The Internet is My Religion

    June

    Jim Gilliam gives his well known speech, “The Internet is My Religion”, at the Personal Democracy Forum

  • 2012
  • Lea Endres

    February

    Co-Founder Lea Endres joins the team

  • March

    NationBuilder closes their Series A round of funding; Ben Horowitz and Sean Parker join the Board of Directors; NationBuilder moves into offices at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles

  • April

    The NationBuilder Architects certification program is launched for design partners

  • July

    1000 paying customers

  • September

    The NationBuilder Elections Center is launched, providing free voter file downloads to qualified candidates and campaigns, including API for developers to create third party applications

  • 2013
  • May

    Organization plan is launched

  • June

    NationBuilder receives $8 million in Series B funding from Omidyar Network and Andreessen Horowitz; Omidyar partner Todor Tashev joins the Board of Directors

  • Hilary Doe

    September

    Chief Strategy Officer Hilary Doe joins the team; DC field office opens

  • 2014
  • Gina Davis

    April

    VP of Engineering Gina Davis joins the team

  • September

    The NationBuilder developer certification program launches

  • 2015
  • February

    NationBuilder opens new headquarters in the second floor of the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

  • July

    Founder and CEO Jim Gilliam's book, The Internet is My Religion, is published.

  • 2016
  • September

    VP of People and Operations Lisa Hwang joins the team

  • October

    Chief Community Scientist J. Michael Schmidt joins the team

  • 2017
  • January

    VP of Business Development Jon Bratsis joins the team

  • October

    Founder Jim Gilliam becomes Executive Chairman and Co-Founder Lea Endres becomes CEO

  • 2018
  • January

    NationBuilder Payments is launched, enabling customers to accept payments without the need for a third party payment processor or merchant account

  • May

    Advanced privacy tools are launched

  • August

    VP of Finance Mendy Fry joins the team

  • Melody Williams Dapp

    October

    General Counsel Melody Williams Dapp joins the team

  • 2019
  • February

    The new NationBuilder control panel limited beta launches

  • April

    The new NationBuilder control panel becomes available to all customers