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 is also actively involved in a broad variety of civic and philanthropic activities. He co-founded the League of Education Voters; a non-partisan statewide political organization focused on promoting public education. Nick published the national bestsellers in politics “The True Patriot” and “The Gardens of Democracy” with co-author Eric Liu.