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FiscalNote CEO Tim Hwang Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

Tim Hwang Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2020 Builders + Innovators Summit

WASHINGTON, DC - October 14, 2020 - Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing FiscalNote founder and CEO Tim Hwang as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020 at its Builders + Innovators Summit.

Goldman Sachs selected Hwang as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. In 2013, Hwang and childhood friends Gerald Yao and Jonathan Chen founded FiscalNote, which has since become a global technology and media company focused on delivering timely and relevant policy information in a complex and evolving world. 

“I’m truly honored to be included amongst this accomplished group of entrepreneurs and innovators,” Hwang said. “So much of our success at FiscalNote is due to our incredible staff, as well as our network of partners and advisors, who day in and day out dedicate themselves to our mission of better connecting people and organizations around the world to their governments.”

In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit, which this year will take place virtually, consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.

“True innovation is built from a diversity of perspectives and experiences”, said David M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. “Our Builders + Innovators Summit brings together a collective of impressive future leaders who are striving to drive meaningful change. For over 150 years, Goldman Sachs has supported entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. That’s why we are pleased to recognize Tim as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2020.”

About Tim Hwang and FiscalNote

Tim Hwang is the founder and CEO of FiscalNote, a global technology and media company focused on delivering timely and relevant policy information in a complex and evolving world. FiscalNote’s core technology sustains products and services that power more than 4,000 clients -- 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. The largest tech employer headquartered in Washington, DC, FiscalNote also maintains offices in New York City, Baton Rouge, Belgium, India and Korea.

In his time at FiscalNote, Tim has raised more than $230 million in venture capital and acquisition financing from the likes of The Economist Group, S&P Global, Mark Cuban, Jerry Yang, NEA and others.

Prior to founding FiscalNote, Tim began his career in politics on the Obama ’08 campaign. He was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education a year later, overseeing a budget of over $4 Billion for 22,000 public employees. As a high school student, Tim also served as the President of the National Youth Association and the founder of Operation Fly. Inc., - a national 501(c)(3) organization that served inner-city children in underprivileged areas around the country. 

A graduate of Princeton University, Tim was profiled in Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc. 30 Under 30, Washingtonian’s Tech Titans, Goldman Sachs 2020 Builders and Innovators, CNN’s Top 10 Startups, and Business Insider’s Top 25 Hottest Startups. 

He is currently a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, a trustee on the Board of the Greater Washington Community Foundation (the largest funder of non-profit and philanthropic initiatives in the DC region), a Board member of The After School Alliance, and a member of the Council of Korean Americans (CKA).

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