About NationBuilder

NationBuilder WHQ
520 S. Grand Ave
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Field offices
New York, London, Sydney,
Vancouver, Washington D.C.
Employees
131

2017 customer statistics

Emails sent
1,500,000,000
Volunteers mobilized
500,000
Events hosted
360,000
1:1 contacts made
11,000,000
Dollars raised
$690,000,000
Countries worldwide
80

Board

Jim Gilliam
Founder & Executive Chairman
Lea Endres
Co-Founder & CEO
Ben Horowitz
Co-Founder & Partner
of Andreessen Horowitz
Stacy Donohue
Partner at Omidyar Network
Sean Parker
Napster Co-Founder &
Founding Facebook President

Press

Dustin Lawrence
dlawrence@skdknick.com

Our Community


Leadership Team

Michael Batchelor

Michael Batchelor

VP of Engineering

Jon Bratsis

Jon Bratsis

VP of Business Development

Toni Cowan-Brown

Toni Cowan-Brown

VP of European Business Development

Gina Davis

Gina Davis

VP of Professional Services

Hilary Doe

Hilary Doe

VP of Strategy

Lea Endres

Lea Endres

Co-Founder and CEO

Jim Gilliam

Jim Gilliam

Founder and Executive Chairman

Jesse Haff

Jesse Haff

Co-Founder and
VP of Design

Ben Handzo

Ben Handzo

VP of Product

Laura Harris

Laura Harris

VP of Film

Lisa Hwang

Lisa Hwang

VP of People and Operations

Gabi Loeb

Gabi Loeb

Chief Financial Officer

Annie Mosbacher

Annie Mosbacher

Chief of Staff

Cameron Orr

Cameron Orr

VP of Worldwide Sales

Michael Schmidt

J. Michael Schmidt

Chief Community Scientist

Emily Schwartz

Emily Schwartz

VP of Organizing

Jeanine Wright

Jeanine Percival Wright

General Counsel

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Brand resources

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

    Feburary

    Co-Founder Lea Endres joins the team

  • Downtown Los Angeles

    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

    Enterprise edition 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

    VP of Strategy Hilary Doe joins the team; DC field office opens

  • 2014
  • November

    Vancouver field office opens

  • September

    The NationBuilder developer certification program launches

  • Gina Davis

    April

    VP of Professional Services Gina Davis joins the team

  • 2015
  • February

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

  • March

    VP of European Business Development Toni Cowan-Brown joins the team

  • July

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

  • October

    Ben Handzo becomes VP of Product

  • December

    Emily Schwartz becomes VP of Organizing

  • 2016
  • May

    VP of Worldwide Sales Cameron Orr joins the team

  • 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

  • June

    Michael Batchelor becomes VP of Engineering

  • July

    Annie Mosbacher becomes Chief of Staff

  • October

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

  • November

    General Counsel Jeanine Percival Wright joins the team

  • 2018
  • February

    Cheif Financial Officer Gabi Loeb joins the team