This is a very special day. Today – exactly two years ago to this day – FiscalNote incorporated as a company.
It’s been an absolute whirlwind of an experience these last two years, growing and learning alongside this team. Each and every one of our employees has had a tremendous impact on the mission and trajectory of this company and it has been the greatest joy of my life to serve them as the CEO of this incredible organization.
In just a short two years we’ve built a world-changing product that is shaking up the legal industry; we’ve joined hands with our customers in almost every industry imaginable from ride-sharing to pharmaceuticals to address their problems; and we’ve built an incredible team and network of advisors/investors to make it happen. In that short time, we managed to build a world-class company from the ground up.
It’s insane to think that two years ago, Jonathan, Gerald, and I were stumbling around in a Silicon Valley Motel 6 trying to find a model that served a problem we knew needed to be fixed: that legal and government data was hard to access and even harder to analyze.
In the past 365 days, we’ve raised $17 million in venture capital, grown by 40 employees, launched a new product line, and expanded our customer base a whopping 600 percent.
This is just the beginning of our journey and I’m excited for what lies ahead. I’m excited not only for what we can continue to do in our legislative and regulatory products, but the products we haven’t even dreamed of yet. This coming year will be our breakout year as FiscalNote continues to dominate the market and grow the company.
We’ll continue to stay laser-focused on our mission as a company and the needs of our customers. I thank the FiscalNote team for an incredible two years and I’m looking forward to an excellent year three.