Today, we’ve learned that Joe Green, co-founder of Causes and NationBuilder, will be stepping down as president from the latter. Green, who is also an investor and advisor to Asana, will be joining Andreessen Horowitz as as an entrepreneur in residence. He also mentioned that he has some things in the works and will share them in the coming weeks,
Last March, NationBuilder raised $6.3 million from Andreessen Horowitz, announcing Green as president at the same time. He will continue as a board member of the company, which allows political candidates and organizations to build a website with all of the necessary social and fundraising tools it needs to get going right away. Its team page no longer lists Green as president.
Here’s what Green shared on his public Facebook post today:
As most of you know I have spent the last couple years as Co-Founder and President of NationBuilder. Today I am announcing I am stepping down as President and away from day to day operations, though I will continue supporting the company as a member of the Board of Directors along with Jim Gilliam, Sean Parker, and Ben Horowitz. I want to thank Ben Horowitz, Marc Andreessen and the team at Andreesen Horowitz for offering me a position as EIR at Andreesen Horowitz, where I am excited to work with the best team in venture and help fellow entrepreneurs. I also am going to be diving back into political advocacy. I have spent the last 7 years building the tools to empower political change online, now it is time for me put them to use myself. I look forward to announcing some exciting initiatives in the coming weeks.
Working with Jim, Jesse, Daniel Walmsley, Adriel Hampton, Lea, Katie Yording my brother Jacob Green and our whole team has been a dream come true for me. I am partularly proud my good friends Edward Rawlinson and Michael Moschella have recently joined. Since I first saw Friendster as an intern in the New Hampshire primary, I have been pursuing the dream of bringing community organizing online. The traditions of organizing, which go back thousands of years, when combined with the broad deployment of the social graph are empowering a whole new set of leaders at a scale never thought possible. This is what led me to found and run Causes for 4 years, and when I first met Jim Gilliam I knew immediately I had met someone whose life path had also led them to this vision. It has been a privilege to spend the last couple years working to make this vision a reality. I look forward to continuing to do everything I can as a member of the board.
Having built a successful platform like Causes, it will be interesting to see what Green is up to next. He likes to create platforms and is passionate about political reform, so it will be fun to watch if he goes big or digs in deeper to effect real change. While Green sits in at Andreessen Horowitz, he’ll be able to see a lot of projects in very early stages that might get him excited.
Joe Green is a Co-Founder of Causes, a popular Facebook application.
NationBuilder is the world’s first Community Organizing System: an accessible, affordable, complete software platform that helps leaders grow and organize communities to achieve great things. NationBuilder was founded by CEO Jim Gilliam and co-founded by President Joe Green and Lead Designer Jesse Haff. The company is based in Los Angeles.
Andreessen Horowitz is a $2.5 billion venture capital firm that was launched on July 6, 2009. Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, John O’Farrell, Scott Weiss, Jeff Jordan, and Peter Levine are the general partners of the firm.