Nick Hanauer is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist. His business accomplishments include founding aQuantive, Inc. which was purchased by Microsoft in 2007 (the largest acquisition in Microsoft history), early investment and board advisement to amazon.com, and key management roles and investments in companies too numerous to list. Nick is actively involved in the Seattle community and Washington State's public education system. He co-founded the League of Education Voters and serves on the boards of the Cascade Land Conservancy, The University of Washington Foundation, The University of Arizona's Mount Lemmon Science Center and the Biosphere2 climate research project. Nick is co-author of The True Patriot, an acclaimed work that presents a forward-looking, progressive definition of American patriotism. In 2007 he and co-author Eric Liu founded The True Patriot Network to advance the book's ideals.