NationBuilder, creators of a online community organizing system, has secured $6.25 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Andreessen Horowitz’s investments include Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Zynga; if NationBuilder is anything like the rest of the portfolio companies, we can expect seeing major disruptions in online community building now.
Ben Horowitz (General partner and co-founder, Andreessen Horowitz): NationBuilder is that rarest of products that not only has the potential to change its market, but to change the world.
Along with the new funding, there are a few personnel changes in the upper echeleons of the company. NationBuilder co-founder Joe Green has taken on the role of the company’s president. Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz has joined its board of directors. Sean Parker, who is an investor in the company, is also part of the board now.
NationBuilder synthesizes a Content Management System (CMS) with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) into one service designed specifically to organize people – a Community Organizing System (COS). Before NationBuilder, it was impossible to create this type of functionality without a tech team and many thousands of dollars, assets only available to large organizations and campaigns, says the company.
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