Our Mission

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


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

Company values


Honest in our words and actions


Ruthless optimism


The golden rule


Cultivate curiosity & open-mindedness

Meet the team

Joe Lonsdale

Co-Founder, 8VC

Zac Bookman

CEO of OpenGov & Board Director

Bobby Yazdani

Founding Partner of Cota Capital & Board Director

Maury Blackman

CEO of Premise & Board Director

Alex Moore

Board Director

Right Honourable Stephen Harper

Advisor & 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

Chuck Grindle

Advisor & Former CIO of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

John Paul Farmer

Advisor & Former CTO of New York City

Our investors


NYPD Turns to Esper Software for Policy Update Tasks


NYPD chooses Esper to create centralized platform for all policymaking

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Washington State Department of Health invests in Esper to transform policymaking and boost citizen engagement

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California State Treasurer's Office Chooses Esper to Streamline and Support More Transparency in Policymaking Processes

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