- Jonathan Chen, 23; Timothy Hwang, 23; Gerald Yao, 23
FiscalNote creates an artificial intelligence platform that scours federal and state databases for information about pending legislation. The platform uses machine learning to predict the likely outcome of a bill, by assessing information about the bill's sponsors, the committees it winds up in, and the language of the bill itself. The core product is useful to companies in highly regulated industries, such as health care and biotechnology, and to technology companies with consumer-facing products or services. Founder Tim Hwang has created organizations with a public policy focus from his teenage years on. His study of political science, international affairs, computer science, and engineering at Princeton informed his decision to found FiscalNote. The company got early funding from tech luminaries such as Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, billionaire investor Mark Cuban, and New Enterprise Associates.
Note: All data as of 1/31/16