Nathaniel Whittemore

Founder, Assetmap Strategies
San Francisco, CA, United States

About Nathaniel


VC at LearnCapital // Founder at Assetmap // Writer at large with Fast Company, Inc, GOOD, etc. // Electro, House, Dubstep DJ & pop up club purveyor // Previously led Social Entrepreneurship on + founded the Center for Global Engagement at Northwestern University // Publish a regular newsletter called N-List // Pit bull advocate // Live in the Mission, SF //


Arabic, English

TED Conferences

TED2012, TEDGlobal 2011, TED2011, TED2010

Areas of Expertise

Social Entrepreneurship, Web Design, Blogging

I'm passionate about

EDM, my generation, social innovation, pit bulls, colonial history, America, swinging for the fences.

Talk to me about

Dance music, Burning Man, startup life, social capital, San Francisco (especially the Mission), social entrepreneurship, web design, pit bulls, blogging, social media, Egypt, Uganda, history,

Comments & conversations

Nathaniel Whittemore
Posted over 3 years ago
What's the overlooked gem, the book I haven't read that I must?
I studied and taught the history of social change at Northwestern, and for my money, Adam Hochschild's "Bury The Chains," about the first wave of British abolitionists is the most essential book about social movements that most people haven't read. I think it's far more profound than his "King Leopold's Ghost" because it tells the story in great detail of the actual mechanics by which the movement came together, and how many different types of people it took to make it work. One of the great moments in the history of human compassion and organizing, and the best book about it.