Back in the day, Em’s dad, David Clarke, believed in Nolan’s ideas and invested a good chunk of change on his future software company. Because of that, our favorite snarky Hamptonite was able to launch NolCorp, which achieved incredible success, and in turn, billions of dollars.
In fact, NolCorp is so prestigious that when Bill Harmon, head of Wall Street’s most profitable hedge fund, got wind that Nolan was about to merge with a cell phone company, he had all of his clients invest. Unfortunately, that backfired, leading to the demise of Bill and one more red X for Ems.
As you can tell, Nolan used his skills for both good and evil in Season 1, honing in on computer hacking, decrypting, and spying — via Shamu, the whale-shaped hidden camera — all for Ms. Thorne.