Nate Laurell


Nate is the CEO of Here Holdings (a leader in the local-food movement), chairmen of ampCNG (a renewable-energy company), and a general partner at R^2 (a full-service real estate firm). He has been an entrepreneur since forming TECHnacity (a software developer) while in college. Nate holds a BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been recognized by the Council on Global Affairs as an emerging leader and by Crain’s 40 Under 40. He also serves on the board of Acumen, a patient-capital fund that invests in businesses tackling global poverty.