Wednesday, February 6, 2013
NationBuilder Loses Co-Founder
Los Angeles-based software developer NationBuilder, which develops an online system to help political campaigns create websites, organize, coordinate volunteers, fundraise, and more, has just lost its co-founder and President, Joe Green. According to Green, in a public post on Facebook, he is stepping down as President and away from day to day operations. Green will remain on the company's board. Reason for the move was not given, however, the move comes at an interesting intersection for NationBuilder, as the firm has started to look for business beyond its original target market.
Green is becoming entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the company's venture backers, according to NationBuilder. The firm has raised $6.3M in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, as well as Sean Parker, Dave Morin, Dustin Moscovitz, Scott Marlette, Nihal Mehta, Mike Volpi, Sam Lessin, Justin Shaffer, Pejman Nozad, Kevin Colleran, Greg Waldorf, Dan Senor, and SV Angel.
NationBuilder--along with a number of other politics-and-campaign heavy sites--has been looking to reshape itself towards a broader customer base, with the recent launch of an expanded base of services targeted not just at campaigns and candidates, but also nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies. The firm looks to be reshaping its business strategy, as what had been a heavy election spending and campaign year falls into memory.