Overall Rank: 55
Category: Data Management & Analytics
Category Rank: 9
- Top Software Company of 2021
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. Founded in 2013 by three high school friends, FiscalNote has gone from a small startup based out of a Motel 6 in Silicon Valley to a global enterprise with more than 500 employees and 5,000 clients worldwide. FiscalNote continues to strengthen and expand its suite of solutions designed to help organizations navigate the global policy landscape.
In 2021, FiscalNote acquired Fireside, a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools to Capitol Hill; Oxford Analytica, a UK-based leading geopolitical intelligence and advisory company; FactSquared, an AI-enabled data company specializing in analyzing and transcribing comments made by public figures; and Timebase, a Sydney-based provider of legislative research and tracking tools focused on Australian legislation. With a strong belief in pairing advanced technology with human-generated intelligence and insight, FiscalNote is leading the way in providing trusted solutions to help organizations manage their most important policy issues.
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.
Since its founding in 2013, FiscalNote has expanded its global presence across domestic offices in Washington D.C., New York City, Austin, and Baton Rouge, while also maintaining an international footprint in Brussels, Oxford, Seoul, Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore, and Gurugram. FiscalNote is pioneering the intersection of government and technology around the world, helping clients across corporations, financial institutions, government, and nonprofits understand the impact of evolving policies and regulations on their organizations and broader environment.
Examples of the ways in which FiscalNote can uniquely support our cross-industry client base include:
- Helping companies navigate the changing regulatory landscape for sustainability and ESG laws to new standards around data privacy, antitrust, and the gig economy;
- Helping defense agencies secure funding from their parliaments to support national security and engage in global diplomacy;
- Helping non-profit organizations get their voices recognized by elected officials,
- Helping small businesses get access to critical pandemic funding and grants; and
- Helping financial institutions better understand how current and pending regulations impact their investment decisions.
Home to CQ, Roll Call, Oxford Analytica, VoterVoice, and many other rapidly growing product lines, FiscalNote empowers more than 5,000 clients worldwide to monitor, manage, and act on the issues that matter most to them.
Throughout the year, FiscalNote works to build internal community through monthly-themed engagement in the form of guest speakers, fireside chats, book clubs, dialogues, etc. It also celebrated for the first time a Day of Understanding across the company in which individuals dove into various DEIB-related topics and engaged in open discussion.
In February, CEO Tim Hwang interviewed Aaron Holiday, co-founder and managing partner of Black-owned venture capital firm 645 Ventures, an early investor in FiscalNote. The discussion centered around the challenges faced by people of color in the venture capital community, and how he took a truly data-driven approach to break through. During Gender Equity month, Editor-in-Chief Catalina Camia had a very compelling discussion with former Publisher of the Washington Post (and FiscalNote advisor) Katharine Weymouth. Chief Strategy Officer Gerald Yao moderated a virtual fireside chat for Earth and Sustainability month featuring FiscalNote advisor Dr. Jean Rogers, founder and former CEO of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
In May, FiscalNote honored Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Team members hosted a virtual “Asian/AAPI Celebration Month & Exchange” kickoff event, aimed at providing both historical context and a safe space for sharing and belonging. Later in the month, Senior Strategy Advisor Chris Lu (former Deputy Secretary of Labor and White House Cabinet Secretary) joined CQ Roll Call policy editor Eun Kim for a moderated fireside chat, covering topics including race, identity, culture, career pathing, and what it means to be Asian not just in America, but also the global community.
June’s Pride/LGBTQIA+ programming commenced with a safe-space dialogue planned and co-facilitated by DEI Task Force members, as well as two virtual fireside chats — one featuring PFLAG’s executive director and former Obama administration official Brian Bond, and the other spotlighting FiscalNote customer True Colors United and its efforts to curb homelessness among LGBTQ youth.
“When we were a small team, FiscalNote enabled us to keep our pulse on what was happening across the states. As we’ve grown, FiscalNote has allowed us to be more proactive rather than reactive.” – Molly Guthrie, Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Susan G. Komen
“Our own analytics and techniques combined with FiscalNote give us the ability to move quickly across the global government affairs organization.” – John Pournoor, Director of 3M’s Government Affairs Center of Excellence (GA-COE), 3M
“Part of why FiscalNote is such a great system is because it allows us to put everything in one, user-friendly format available via desktop or mobile.” – Adam Miller, Head of Policy and Government Affairs, International Markets, Astellas US
“Our grassroots team is a person and a half, so the ability to track legislation effectively and activate our key contacts is really important so that we can manage this large portfolio of issues. FiscalNote allows us to look at hundreds of bills all at once and get ahead of the threats to our industry.” – Anna Denecke, director of infrastructure initiatives, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
“The timeliness of the FiscalNote Platform is amazing. We love the alerts, and with a click of a button we can access the PDF of a bill and information on the bill sponsor.” – Dorothy Sauvinet, Governmental Affairs Advisor, Southwest Airlines
“FiscalNote helps connect our global team members and move them toward a common goal. It gives real-time visibility and allows my team to self-serve.” – Molly Fogarty, Nestlé Senior Vice President of Corporate and Government Affairs
“The most useful parts of FiscalNote are being able to set up many discovery alerts that we can tweak over time to ensure that we’re capturing all the relevant information for our constituents, and answer questions for policymakers, study trends, and easily run exports and do briefings. FiscalNote has sped up our work and our ability to do research.” – Jennifer Thomsen, Director of Policy, Education Commission of the States