Venture Capitalist; Author, The Gardens of Democracy
Nick Hanauer is co-founder and partner in Second Avenue Partners, a venture capital firm. He has managed, founded, or funded over 30 companies across a broad range of industries, including Amazon.com, Aquantive Inc. (purchased by Microsoft), Insitu group (purchased by Boeing), Market Leader (purchased by Trulia), Marchex, Newsvine, Qliance, Seattle Bank, and Pacific Coast Feather Company. Hanauer is co-author of two books, The True Patriot and The Gardens of Democracy, and his opinion pieces have been published widely. He is a civic activist and philanthropist engaged in work on public education, gun violence, and political economy.