FiscalNote is a global technology and media company focused on delivering timely and relevant policy information in a complex and evolving world. More than 4,000 clients worldwide rely on FiscalNote for policy news & analysis, tracking, stakeholder management, collaboration and advocacy tools.
The FiscalNote Story
While working in government, Tim Hwang noticed that getting access to easily consumable legislative and regulatory activity -- whether at the local, state, or federal level -- was challenging. By harnessing modern technology such as machine learning and natural language processing, Tim knew he could bring clarity to these unstructured and disparate government data sources, ultimately helping people and organizations better understand and act on the issues that mattered to them.
In June 2013, Tim and childhood friends Gerald Yao and Jonathan Chen flew from Maryland to Silicon Valley, spending the summer working out of a Motel 6, with the goal of transforming Tim’s idea into reality. A few months later, the three returned to the east coast with investment capital -- and validation -- from Mark Cuban, Jerry Yang, and New Enterprise Associates (NEA) to take that idea and build a company. FiscalNote was born.
Since then, we’ve believed that leveraging technology is the key to providing transparency into the policy, people, and news shaping today’s world. That guiding principle was just as true in 2013 as it is today. Our core technology sustains products and services that power more than 4,000 clients around the world -- from small nonprofits to government agencies to large corporations (including half of the Fortune 100) -- with software tools, AI-driven insights, comprehensive domestic and international data sets, as well human-authored news and analysis. Although our team and products have evolved significantly over time, we’ve never wavered from our north star to deliver novel, innovative, and compelling solutions to meet today’s information challenges.
At FiscalNote, we acknowledge that the reason we’re the #1 most trusted and secure solution for policymaking is because of the people behind the products. Meet the innovative leaders and experienced advisors guiding us toward fast growth and success.
Beyond the Products: FiscalNote Executive Institute (FNEI)
Rooted in a spirit of innovation and relevance, FiscalNote launched the FiscalNote Executive Institute, a program that brings together leading global companies to discuss, examine, define and promote best practices across thought leadership; and helps to advance collaboration through sharing of ideas, guidance and experiences. This community is designed to connect leaders from across industries and continents to network and collaborate with their peers, maximize their effectiveness as leaders, and to tackle the world’s most pressing issues as they apply to business and government.
In combining creativity, innovation, learning and inclusion best practices into FiscalNote’s everyday business structure, the organization has cultivated a culture that makes FiscalNote more than a job.
FiscalNote is named one of Forbes Best Start-up Employers in 2020.
FiscalNote is the Timmy Awards 2019 Best Tech Culture - Judges Choice!
Named one of the top 10 best tech startups in Washington DC for 2021 by Tech Tribune
Explore a career at FiscalNote
FiscalNote is proud to offer one of the most innovative, flexible, and people-focused places to work in D.C. When Tim Hwang, alongside his two co-founders, established FiscalNote, he aimed to create the kind of values-forward, mission-driven workplace culture that he himself would want to be a part of -- one that prioritizes people over products, emphasizes ingenuity, and rewards contributions.