This Really Rich, Really Smart Guy Is On Our Side

Meet Nick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer is one of the most successful entrepreneurs, investors and managers in the Northwest. Hanauer is a co-founder and partner in Seattle-based venture capital firm, Second Avenue Partners. In 2015, he also founded Civic Ventures, a small group of political troublemakers devoted to ideas, policies, and actions that catalyze significant social change.

Nick has managed, founded or financed over 30 companies, creating aggregate market value of tens of billions of dollars. Some notable companies Include, Aquantive Inc., (purchased by Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion), Insitu group (purchased by Boeing for $400 million), Market Leader (purchased by Trulia in 2013 for $350 million). Some other companies include Marchex, Newsvine, Qliance, Seattle Bank and Pacific Coast Feather Company. [source]

The purpose of this post is to share a link to Nick’s website, where you can read some of his articles about our economy. Nick is part of the 0.1% of the richest of the rich. But he voices strong arguments for the $15 minimum wage, and he thinks trickle down economics is wrong headed.

Some article headlines:

  • Well-Paid Workers Strengthen Local Economies
  • How a $15 Minimum Wage Would Make Everyone Richer
  • Billionaire: New York should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour
  • Is trickle-down economics science or scam?

Go to Nick’s articles page

Go to Nick’s home page




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