Hello, we're Ascent
We’re leading the world of regulatory compliance forward by offering greater efficiencies, greater cost savings, and greater accuracy. Using market-leading RegulationAI, Ascent helps customers in financial services automate their compliance programs, significantly reducing their risk while saving time and money.
Why Work with Us?
We're a group of smart people working on challenging problems, and give everyone the freedom and autonomy to fully contribute. We deliberately cultivate a thoughtful, inclusive, collaborative culture. We believe in your potential and are committed to helping you grow in your career.
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An Insider's view of Ascent
What are some social events your company does?
Our leadership really believes in building and strengthening our community here at Ascent. We've had a day-long company outing to a baseball game. We have monthly team lunches, which are a good way to connect with colleagues over food. We also have movie outings and happy hours that we all enjoy together!
Regulatory Intelligence Analyst
What's the biggest problem your team is solving?
My team coordinates work that needs to be done by both people and machines. We do this by creating delightful interfaces/experiences for our users and by augmenting our workflows with machine learning to produce work that’s intuitive and efficient. This means my team gets to play with fun tech from the frontend all the way to the back.
Senior Software Engineer
What makes someone successful on your team?
Prior to joining Ascent, I used to believe "brilliance is evenly distributed but opportunity is not". Here at Ascent, irrespective of your gender, race or color, the opportunity to impact and change the world around you is evenly distributed and all anyone would require to succeed is the passion and desire to solve problems.
How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?
Our job as a leadership team is to provide context, not solutions. The people working directly on a project are in the best position to make decisions, so we hire smart people and then trust them. We're here to support our teams and to make sure efforts are aligned across the company.
Where we are
Our neighborhood is your neighborhood! Ascent has embraced a remote culture with a collective commitment to virtual teamwork and open communication.
Perks + Benefits
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Technology we use
- Twitter BootstrapLibraries
- Ruby on RailsFrameworks
Articles we're in17 articles
Our funding history
$0.2M in FundingInvestors: University of Chicago, Chicago Innovation Exchange, Private Investors
$1.4M in FundingInvestors: Paul Wood, Jim Gray, Doug Monieson, Michael Durels, Ryan Barr
$6M in FundingInvestors: Alsop Louie, Randall Kroszner, Temerity Capital Partners, University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Steve Kaplan of the University of Chicago, Doug Monieson - Chairman Emeritus of Hyde Park Angels
$19.3M in FundingInvestors: Drive Capital, ING, Wells Fargo, Alsop Louie