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The Voice of the Innovation Economy



TechNet is the preeminent bipartisan political network of CEOs and seniors executives that promotes the growth of technology-led innovation. Founded in 1997 by visionaries John Doerr, Jim Barksdale and John Chambers, TechNet unites with government leaders across the country to sculpt public policies that ensure American competitiveness and economic leadership.

TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents more than two million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance. As part of our network, TechNet members enjoy unique access to critical discussion that shapes our nation’s public policy. TechNet provides members the opportunity to forge deep relationships with both federal and state policymakers and other industry leaders.

Under the direction of industry leaders, TechNet is now the technology industry’s strongest voice in innovation, as both a powerful fundraising network and an effective policy advocacy organization. Through our policies, our advocacy, and the power of our network, TechNet has an extraordinary impact on federal and state issues that are critical to sustaining American competitiveness in the global market.


TechNet is the technology industry’s largest and most recognized bipartisan fundraising organization offering members unparalleled opportunities to support leading elected officials. In 2016, TechNet convened more than 100 political and educational events in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs involving key Administration officials, 16 U.S. Senators, 20 U.S. House members, and top state policymakers from around the country, proving the convening power of our unparalleled network of technology leaders. Learn more here.


Since its inception, TechNet has advanced public policy and private sector initiatives that make the U.S. a world leader in innovation. TechNet champions policies that foster a climate for innovation and competition. Policy priorities are selected by TechNet members and executed by our legislative teams at both the federal and state levels. Learn more here.


TechNet has expanded into key states that play critical roles in the technology industry. In addition to TechNet’s federal operations in Washington, DC, TechNet maintains a presence in Silicon Valley, Sacramento, New England, New York, the Pacific Northwest, Texas and the Southwest. Each year, TechNet works with its members to develop strategic state and regional policy agendas, and consults with individual companies to help them capitalize on state-specific incentive programs. Learn more here.