Episode 15: Digital Entrepreneurship with Nathaniel Pearlman

Nathaniel Pearlman joins us for a discussion about what motivates him to start, build and sell companies. And he’s done that a few times. He’s probably best known as the founder of NGP VAN and as the Chief Technology Officer of the 2008 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. He’s got his finger in a lot of pies at the moment. And when he’s not working, you can find him roaming the streets of DC late at night, or chopping wood in Vermont, thinking about new digital products and services, and ultimately, ruminating on what makes him happy. Get ready for a Zen discussion….

Hosts: Heming Nelson and Bryan Casler

Guests: Nathaniel Pearlman


NGP VAN, Inc. – Nathaniel was the founder of NGP VAN, a leading technology provider to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, offering an integrated platform of the best fundraising, compliance, field, organizing, new media, and social networking products.

Graphicacy – Nathaniel is Founder/President of Graphicacy which specializes in data visualization, interactive applications, information graphics, data analysis, graphic design, motion graphics, illustration, writing and seminars. 

Lever Fund – A non-profit that Nathaniel dedicates a lot of his time to, Lever Fund is modeled after the wildly successful Robin Hood Foundation in New York City, it funds and partners with poverty-fighting organizations throughout the DMV. 

And we didn’t talk about this on the podcast, but if you want more Nathaniel, check our his Mixergy interview.