The Silicon Review
“At FiscalNote, we’ve built a new approach to managing the issues that matter to you.”
FiscalNote 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.
Government Relationship Management: From Government Affairs to Global Issue Management
From global industrial conglomerates to non-profit advocacy groups, every organization is impacted by factors outside of their direct control. Laws, regulations, consumer sentiment, media stories and public reactions; all of these things have the potential to affect organizations in significant — sometimes existential — ways.
In the information age, these kinds of external issues develop faster, involve more people and institutions, and generate stronger, more consequential reactions than ever before. But the tools the company has relied on to manage, influence, or mitigate issues haven’t kept up. Fast-moving problems can no longer be solved with a single, well-connected insider who knows the right person. Instead, it takes an entire organization, well-coordinated, aligned, and equipped with the very latest, up-to-date information and intelligence, to make the best of a rapidly changing world. That’s where GRM comes in.
The GRM is more than just a product — it’s a platform, designed to be used differently by different organizations depending on how their key issues affect them. But already, hundreds of clients are finding massive operational benefits to modernizing the way they react to everything from potential legislation to social media trends. These include:
GRM Capabilities & Features
Dynamic Stakeholder Networks
Collaboration & Knowledge Management
Resource & Task Management
“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
“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 co-founded 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.”