Our Mission

We’re a mission-driven group of technologists and policy experts passionate about improving the policymaking process in government

FOUNDING STORY

We founded Esper to transform how policies are created with better data and transparency

Company values

TRUTH

Honest in our words and actions

TENACITY

Ruthless optimism

RESPECT

The golden rule

FORWARD THINKING

Cultivate curiosity & open-mindedness

Meet the team

Joe Lonsdale

Co-Founder & Board Director

Taylor Lonsdale

Co-Founder & Board Director

Zac Bookman

CEO of OpenGov & Board Director

Kevin Simler

Board Director

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin

Advisor

Deny Khoung

Designer at 8VC & Advisor

Jason Mirra

Founder of Addepar & Advisor

John DeStefano

Advisor

Our investors

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Software Solutions for Regulatory Reform

by Sec. Scott Brinkman

Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Built in Atx

Welcome, friends: 5 tech companies who recently moved their HQs to Austin

Built in Atx

With upcoming move to Austin, Esper preps to make state governments more tech-savvy

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