BALTIMORE — Notice and Comment Inc. (N&C) has been nominated for Tech Startup of the Year in’s 5th annual Baltimore Innovation Awards, a competition featuring the most promising leaders in the metro area’s tech startup community.


Each year, curates a short list of the best tech startups developing the most promising applications and creative solutions. N&C made the list of five finalists based on its use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to modernize, expand public participation, and increase transparency in the regulatory rulemaking and governance processes.

Founded in 2013, N&C was the only small business invited to participate in the White House’s Big Data Commission, co-chaired by IBM and SAP. Through subsequent technical exchanges with 23 separate federal agencies and 5,300 hours of engineering development at the IBM Analytics Solution Center, N&C developed its Regendus solution, configured for the federal regulatory environment.

Based on IBM’s Watson AI platform, Regendus enables both regulators and the regulated to rapidly analyze massive volumes of unstructured content contained within rulemaking documents and to identify trends, patterns, and logical connections, and to analyze sentiment of public comments.

“We’re excited by this recognition from and the great support we’ve received from the Baltimore tech and business community. N&C continues gaining traction in the market and building our AI solutions portfolio for applications in the public and private sectors,” said John W. Davis II, founder and CEO of N&C.

“Our mission is to make government more truly representative of the public interest, and to support private sector participants succeed financially while operating as good corporate citizens,” Davis said. “There’s a huge trend in the capital markets to support this business model now, and we plan to take advantage of it as we move ahead.”

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About N&C Inc.

N&C provides solutions that help advocates and advisors analyze complex content, discover insights, and better represent the interest of their clients and stakeholders, freeing up professionals to focus on what they do best — creatively conquering important business and policy challenges. Whether it’s influencing a proposed regulation, building a coalition of interest groups, or anticipating governance risks, N&C’s products provide users with world-class intelligence. For more info visit