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10 Fastest Growing Legal Solutions Providers 2017

FiscalNote Revolutionizes the Way Organizations Manage Issues and Interactions with All Levels of Government

thesiliconreview-tim-hwang-ceo-fiscalnote-17FiscalNote has reinvented influence – dramatically improving the way organizations build and manage their relationships with all levels of government, enabling them to have maximum impact on legislation and regulation. Using proprietary analytics and breakthrough machine-learning techniques, the company’s government relationship management platform (FiscalNote GRM) is now the most effective tool for influencing Federal, state and local governments. Contextual insights are delivered via elegant workflow and outreach tools that support an enterprise-based approach to modern government affairs – and the entire system learns over time. Already, more than 200 of the world’s most important companies, law firms, consultancies, and governments rely on FiscalNote’s groundbreaking Government Relations Management platform to manage risk and achieve their business, legislative and regulatory goals. FiscalNote has raised more than $30 million from prominent early-stage investors. FiscalNote is a 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneer and founder Tim Hwang is a WEF New Champion.

GRM Quite Literally Reinvents The Business Of Government Affairs!

GRM, or “Government Relationship Management,” puts the most important aspects of modern government affairs — information discovery, tracking, network building, and response coordination — into a single, accessible working environment. Through insightful analytics and state of the art collaboration tools, GRM extends the opportunity for an entire enterprise to share knowledge and coordinate actions around government activity.

Information: The powerful data ingestion capabilities of FiscalNote’s GRM platform are powered by Pillar, the world’s most advanced, reliable source of government data on the market today. You simply won’t find a better way to find the relevant legislative and regulatory data you depend on. That means with FiscalNote, you can:

  • Find any bill or regulation, state or federal, in seconds
  • Use custom discovery alerts to automatically find and receive alerts on new, relevant documents as they’re submitted
  • Access detailed, up-to-date records and analytics on every legislator
  • Everything you need to make better decisions in one place — committee hearings and information, legislator Tweets, bill co-sponsors, staffer contact information, vote history, and more

Analysis: GRM gives you far more than raw data — built-in data analytics and analysis enables you to quickly sort through thousands of bills, legislators, and agencies to discover what matters, and what it means to you. FiscalNote’s built-in analytics allow you to:

  • Use legislator analytics to assess everything from effectiveness (overall, as a co-sponsor, and by issue) to relative ideology, to alignment with your priorities
  • Plan your response with likely outcomes for every bill, and even individual vote breakdowns via the virtual whipboard
  • Find similar bills (across states), similar legislators, and even compare differences between versions of federal bills
  • Assess public sentiment on federal regulation with detailed analysis of public comments that measures stance and tone of language

Response: Government affairs work doesn’t end once you’ve found what you’re looking for. That’s why FiscalNote’s GRM connects data and analytics to a full suite of productivity and task management tools — so you can turn intelligence into results. FiscalNote makes it easy for your entire team to:

  • Securely store notes, receive alerts, and instantly document your efforts from anywhere — even your phone
  • Reach the right legislators and staffers with customizable mailing lists, and save them for later use or export them to your email client
  • Coordinate your response with assignable actions and live in-app group discussions
  • Assign bill and rule-related tasks to colleagues for easy coordination of resources and less duplicated effort

ROI: GRM is the first approach to government affairs designed to help you connect efforts to outcomes. That lets you double down on the tactics, methods, and connections that are getting results, and consistently communicate your impact and effectiveness with other groups inside your organization. With FiscalNote, ROI-minded executives can:

  • Create instant, customized reports on key bills with relevant analytics and insight
  • Instantly assess all relevant issues from a top-level dashboard
  • Prove the effectiveness of your team by easily connecting individual actions to legislative and regulatory outcomes
  • Export a variety of useful information from legislator analytics, to watch lists, to the public comment record for a federal regulation

Clientele Talk

“The best part about FiscalNote is it is intuitive. That’s important because we don’t have the time to train people.”

- David Ayres, founder and president, TATE

“I think from my perspective, FiscalNote’s GRM is key to us. It’s been a supplement to our knowledge at the federal level, but at the state level it gives us better eyes and ears on the issues than we could otherwise have.”

- Director of Public Policy, Fortune 100 Chemical Manufacturer

“It lets you sleep better at night because you know things aren’t going to fall through the cracks; especially with no junior staff.”

- Huck Montgomery, Principal, GraniteRoots Public Solutions

Extol the Progenitor

Tim Hwang, co-founder and CEO: Tim drives progress at the intersection of government and technology. Inspired to solve the problems he saw while serving on a regional school board that managed a $4 billion budget and 22,000 public employees, Tim cofounded FiscalNote in 2013. Prior to FiscalNote, Tim focused on politics. First as a field organizer for the Obama-Biden 2008 campaign, and then as a member of the Montgomery County (Md.) Board of Education – the youngest person ever elected to that body. He also served as president of the 750,000-member National Youth Association youth lobby and founded Operation Fly – a non-profit serving inner-city children in underprivileged areas across the country. He is an alumnus of Princeton University and has deferred his acceptance to Harvard Business School to lead FiscalNote.

“At FiscalNote, we think today’s government affairs teams need something better than just digital versions of the tools they’ve always relied on — they need a fundamentally better way to master issues, build networks, and work with colleagues and stakeholders across the country, and around the world.”