FiscalNote CEO remarks on two years in business

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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 … Read More

From A to Z, Zoshak’s impact seen all over FiscalNote

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Editor’s Note: This is the first of the FN Profile series, where we single out the contributions and experience of one valued team member. Up until one month ago, FiscalNote’s policy department was one man: John Zoshak. Known around the FN office as JZ, he serves as an internal consultant who provides expertise to every single department — whether that … Read More

FiscalNote’s ‘Pitches and Pitchers’ instills speaking confidence, keeps audience in clothing

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Some people say “picture your audience naked”. Others believe “practice makes perfect.” Many avoid speaking in public altogether. Public speaking, giving a presentation, pitching a product – for a few, even the idea of speaking in front of a group induces heart palpitations and conjures up middle school nightmares. For many, it simply ranks low on the list of favorite … Read More

From interview to inspiration, why FiscalNote is a great workplace

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While still early in my career, I found myself faced with a tough decision – to move up the ladder at a big research firm or join an early-stage startup and put my cards on the table. I took the gamble, and it’s paying off more than I imagined. One opportunity was for a strategy research position at CEB – … Read More

FN gets an intro to hip-hop

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Every few weeks at FiscalNote we take a step away from our work and learn something new from a member of our team. Nothing related to analytics or legislation, though. The ShowFN program encourages FiscalNoters to share their passions outside of work. Recently, software engineer Peter Tarectecan shared his passion for hip-hop dance. He started taking classes and performing nine … Read More

FiscalNoters chip in on company values mural

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For her spring break project, our design intern Jacqueline Chen designed and sketched a mural to convey our company values. The mural flanks the entryway into our main office and overlooks our ping pong table – a social gathering point for the team. Each FiscalNoter will see it every day – as will anyone we invite to the office. The … Read More

Why being a business development associate at FiscalNote is FN awesome

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Sales gets a bad rap. We’ve all heard of (or worked for) sales organizations that aren’t the rewarding environments they could be. Monotonous cold calling. Scripted pitches. Bland email templates. It’s not fun and it’s not easy. That’s not how we approach sales at FiscalNote. We value creativity, intelligence, and drive. We sell access to cutting-edge legislative and regulatory products … Read More

Dozens of demos during Tech in Motion meetup

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Several FiscalNoters dropped by the WeWork Shaw location Tuesday night to demo our platform and learn about other DC tech startups. FiscalNote was one of five startups participating in Demos and Drinks – a Tech in Motion event sponsored by Capital One Labs. Also featuring their products were Audenti, SecureDB, VideoBlocks and Yapper.

Five impacts of open data usage

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally written for Open Data Day 2015. This year the celebrations and events occur on March 5, 2016. Last weekend, Open Data Day was recognized internationally – with developers, designers and other citizens attending hackathons and encouraging policies that would see governments embrace open data. Furthering the cause of the open data movement is certainly … Read More