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Nathaniel Whittemore - Learn Capital. San Francisco, CA, US

Nathaniel Whittemore

Principal | Learn Capital

San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES

Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, and Writer focused on startups and social impact.



Nathaniel Whittemore is a Principal with Learn Capital. Nathaniel was previously the founder of the Center for Global Engagement, a multi-disciplinary center at Northwestern University that designs programs for students interested in global development, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship. The CGE currently runs programs in Uganda, India, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and South Africa, and it’s approach to experiential global education has been held up as a model by institutions such as the Clinton Global Initiative University program.

Nathaniel writes regularly about education, business and social innovation for publications including GOOD, Inc, and Fast Company. He was the founding editor of the Social Entrepreneurship portal on, which he grew from launch to the most read website about the topic. He serves as an advisor and evangelist for a number of nonprofits and startups, including Assetmap – a platform for accelerating professional serendipity – which he co-founded. He graduated Cum Laude with honors in History from Northwestern University.

Industry Expertise (3)



VC and Private Equity

Areas of Expertise (3)

Social Entrepreneurship

Venture Investing and Startups

Education Technology

Affiliations (5)

  • TED
  • Summit Series
  • Learn Capital
  • Northwestern University



  • Keynote
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  • Author Appearance


500 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee