Ascent Technologies

Ascent is a software-as-a-service company that helps financial service firms track and comply with relevant regulations. The Ascent platform makes it easy for compliance officers in regulated industries to see exactly what is expected of their companies, then track and report on the steps they’re taking to stay compliant. The company was a finalist at the 2015 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge and was founded by Brian Clark, MBA ’17, and  Aaron Droba, MBA ’16, while they were students at Chicago Booth. NVC team members included Shreyas Gosalia, Deepak Jayanti, and Faraj Khasib. Follow @AscentRegTech to stay up-to-date on all things fintech, finance, and machine learning.


  • Founded by Brian Clark, MBA ’17 and  Aaron Droba, MBA ’16
  • 2015 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) Finalist ($10,000)
  • Headquartered in Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Startup Investment Program Recipient (2018)
  • @AscentRegTech

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