Prior to founding Nonlinear, Kat co-founded multiple high impact charities, including Charity Entrepreneurship and Charity Science Health.
Charity Entrepreneurship is a charity incubator and cause prioritization research organization. It helps identify and launch high impact charities in global poverty and animal welfare. Multiple charities that have come out of the program have gone on to receive GiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project funding, including Fortify Health, Animal Advocacy Careers, and Charity Science Health.
Charity Science Health is a GiveWell-funded charity which increases vaccinations in India using behavioral nudges. The intervention was chosen after following a similar prioritization research process that Nonlinear uses. It has helped hundreds of thousands of children in India have better health and been adopted by multiple state governments with populations in the hundreds of millions.
Emerson Spartz Co-founder
Named "King of Viral Media" by Forbes and "The Virologist" by The New Yorker, Emerson Spartz is one of the world's leading experts on internet virality and has been featured in major media including CBS, CNBC, CNN, and hundreds more. Spartz was named to both Forbes' and Inc Magazine's "30 Under 30" lists.
Spartz is the founder of Dose, a top digital media company with $35 million in funding. Dose's videos generate billions of video views, and the company's broadcast TV show, Morning Dose, airs on CW stations nationwide.
Previously, Spartz created 20+ of the world's largest viral content sites, attracting 50 million visitors monthly.
At age 12, Spartz founded Mugglenet, the #1 Harry Potter site and one of the internet's largest communities. By the age of 19, Spartz became a New York Times bestselling author after publishing his first book.
The Nonlinear Fund operates as a project of Spartz Philanthropies, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit in the US.