FiscalNote Announces Acquisition of Board.org
Acquisition made with an eye toward developing and strengthening FiscalNote’s peer-to-peer community offerings
WASHINGTON, DC – June 10, 2021 – FiscalNote, a leading technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, announces it has acquired Board.org, an Austin-based company that builds vendor-free, peer-to-peer communities for people leading meaningful change at the world’s biggest companies.
Founded in 2007 by Andy Sernovitz, Board.org is known as a trusted channel that convenes senior decision-makers who require unique insights from their peers. Leveraging Board.org’s seasoned team of talented community facilitators, FiscalNote hopes to expand the number and types of Board.org communities, while also introducing these unique professional opportunities and resources to FiscalNote’s existing customers.
“In a continuously evolving and more globalized world, our customers require access to the information, workflow tools, and communities that propel them to excel at their jobs,” noted FiscalNote founder and CEO, Tim Hwang. “We are excited about deploying Board.org and its proven model to better serve our customers as they wrestle with the various issues that impact their organizations on a daily basis.”
Currently, Board.org’s communities include: SocialMedia.org, SocialMedia.org Health, Talent Marketing Board, CSR Board, Data Board, and DEI Board. These communities will continue to operate as confidential, vendor-free environments where leaders can have conversations they can’t have anywhere else about their toughest challenges.
“FiscalNote shares many of our values, and like Board.org, has strong conviction in helping empower leaders to make meaningful change,” said Sernovitz, who will continue to manage Board.org following the acquisition. “As part of FiscalNote, Board.org will be able to launch new communities to help leaders get the support they need to address new challenges they face in this rapidly-changing world. By supporting these leaders, we help organizations improve the lives of their millions of customers and employees."
Canaccord Genuity served as the exclusive financial advisor to Board.org.
The acquisition is the latest in a series made in 2021 by FiscalNote, as the company continues to strengthen and expand its suite of solutions designed to help organizations navigate the policy and global market landscape. Earlier this year, FiscalNote acquired FactSquared, an AI-enabled data company specializing in analyzing and transcribing comments made by public figures; UK-based Oxford Analytica, a leading geo-political intelligence and advisory company TimeBase, a Sydney-based company that provides legislative research and tracking tools for Australian legislation; Fireside, a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools to Capitol Hill.
With a strong belief in pairing advanced technology with human-generated intelligence and insight, FiscalNote is leading the way in providing relied upon solutions to help organizations manage their most important policy and global risk issues.
We build peer-to-peer communities for people leading meaningful change at the world’s biggest companies. The massive scale of these organizations means that just a little bit of better creates a whole lot of good for millions of people. We run SocialMedia.org, SocialMedia.org Health, CSR Board, Data Board, Talent Marketing Board, and DEI Board, with more communities for mission-driven leaders coming soon.
FiscalNote is the premier information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence. By combining AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data, FiscalNote is reinventing the way that organizations minimize risk and capitalize on opportunity.
Home to CQ, Roll Call, Oxford Analytica, and VoterVoice, FiscalNote empowers more than 5,000 customers worldwide to monitor, manage, and act on the issues that matter most to them. To learn more about FiscalNote and its family of brands, visit FiscalNote.com and follow @FiscalNote.