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As the election season goes into full swing, candidates around the country are hoping to build some of the grassroots infrastructure that helped bring Barack Obama into office four years ago. They can either build their own platform — like Obama’s campaign did — or they can turn to tools such NationBuilder, a startup that has created an online community organizing platform that can be used by politicians but also anyone looking to build a campaign around a cause.

NationBuilder is ramping up to capitalize on the election opportunity this year, announcing today that it has raised a $6.25 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from a host of angels including Sean Parker, Path’s Dave Morin, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moscovitz, SV Angel, Mike Volpi of Index Ventures. Other Facebook Mafia members also invested, including Scott Marlette, Justin Schaffer, Kevin Colleran and Sam Lessin. Parker and Ben Horowitz will…

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