Markup builds collaborative governing technology. We are a Washington DC-based team of public policy and technology professionals dedicated to creating smart and secure systems to bring deeper collaboration, greater accuracy, and more efficiency to the policy making process.

Markup’s core products, Markup Redline™ and Markup ERVS®, are purpose-built to help lawmakers, regulators, lawyers, and public policy processionals at all levels of government. 

Markup Redline™ enables the fast and accurate comparison of how pending legislation will impact existing statutes and regulatory code, draft changes and amendments to bills, and collaborate with colleagues. 

Markup ERVS® platform provides for the casting of verifiable votes by authorized elected officials, remotely, over a secure platform. 

Markup LLC is a Microsoft Certified Development Partner and a Microsoft Qualified Startup. In May 2020, Markup Redline became authorized and available for use by the US House of Representatives.

Executive Team

Co-Founder & Business Development Lead

Peter Harter

Peter bridges the ecosystems of technology, policy, business, law, politics, and entrepreneurship. As the Founder of The Farrington Group, a privately held consulting firm, Peter provides advice to management, boards and investors on political, legislative, and regulatory risk.  Areas of focus are patents, cybersecurity, data, and precision agriculture.

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Andrew Baluch

Andrew is an independent inventor and IP lawyer, and a founding partner of Smith Baluch, LLP, a law firm representing clients with complex intellectual property matters. He is a former White House Director International IP enforcement, and a former expert legal advisor to the Director of the USPTO.

Advisory Board


Stephen Shackelford


Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP

Former: Clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer


Mona Sutphen


Former: Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Policy (Obama); White House National Security Council (Clinton)


Chris Donesa


Former: Legal Counsel to Clerk of U.S. House of Representatives; Chief Counsel to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


Mike Platt


Former: Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs; Chief of Staff to GOP Member or Congress; Director of Government Affairs, RIAA


Simon Rosenberg


President, New Democratic Network & the New Policy Institute


Board member: Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University; Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute


Clyde E. Williams, Jr.


Former: National Political Director, Democratic National Committee (Obama); Domestic Policy Advisor (Clinton)


Hazen Marshall


Co-President, Marshall & Popp


Former: Policy Director to the Senate Majority Leader; Partner, The Nickles Group; Staff Director, Senate Budget Committee


Bill Crowell


Former: Deputy Director, NSA; former Narus Chairman – National Security Senior Advisory Group


Jonah Seiger

Advisor, Strategic Communications, Brand & Marketing

Former: Digital agency founder & CEO, Co-Founder Center for Democracy & Technology

Company History

The name Markup is an homage to "Hypertext Markup Language" (which  forms the foundation of the world wide web), the phrase "marking up" (redlining) documents, and congressional markup committee work sessions.

Founded in 2014, Markup began with a vision to apply modern technology to the vital work of lawmaking.  Our goal was (and remains) to help public policy professionals better understand how their work connects to existing law and statues, and to bring greater efficiency collaboration to the policy making process.

Markup is building a secure suite of tools for legislators, regulators, public policy professionals and stakeholders to create, manage, influence and analyze public policy through timely knowledge, access to data, and secure and private collaboration across the public policy ecosystem.

Markup began as a web-application, and later a Microsoft teams app, under the name Markup.Law®. As we evolved from a start-up to a small technology company and we began to refine our offerings to include Markup ERVS®, a secure, auditable remote voting solution for legislatures and other decision making bodes.

The rapid shift to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the critical need for Markup’s solutions. As governments respond to the present crisis, institutions have been hampered by outdated  systems that hinder remote collaborative to work. The continuity of government depends on the deployment of secure, easy-to-use legislative drafting and remote voting systems.