Just under a year ago, we announced we’re working on a new corporate structure to provide a strong, long-term foundation for OpenCorporates, now that it is becoming essential data infrastructure...
1 billion? 10 billion? 100 billion? How many companies will exist in 10 years’ time? We are about to witness, we believe, an explosion of the number, speed, and complexity of corporate entities, driven by new technologies such as Blockchain/DLT, AI, and the Internet of Things. This dramatic shift – akin to the move from human-driven stock market activity to algorithmic trading – will present a challenge to all, from democracies to free and fair markets to law enforcement.
Hi, I’m Shefna and I’ve recently joined OpenCorporates as a Data Analyst where I’ve been given the duty of handling new and pre-existing datasets. My main tasks include discovering new information on datasets and cleansing said data to allow for it to be more usable by the public. The aim is to present unrestricted information on all companies around the world and I am excited to be a part of it!
OpenCorporates has come a long way since we started in 2011. In the past seven years we’ve grown from 3 million companies in the UK, Jersey and Bermuda, to over 143 million companies across 128 jurisdictions. We’ve transformed access to public records about companies in the process, and developed a successful business model that drives public benefit rather than fights it – something that seems increasingly urgent following Facebook-gate, Cambridge Analytica, and Google removing “don’t be evil” from their corporate code of conduct.
Hot on the heels of the US withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal and introduction of new sanctions, OpenCorporates is currently adding Iran to its database. The Iranian register adds over 1.6 million companies, which brings us that much closer to our next big milestone – 150 million companies! The data for Iran comes from … Continue reading New Jurisdiction: Iran (1,690,000 companies)
OpenCorporates exists to make company data more accessible, useful and understandable. Every month, we’ll share links to show you how people have used our data. Got something to include in our next roundup? Contact us! Data and Deals UK Open Contracting Partnership used OpenCorporates to scrutinise UK government procurement at Data and Deals UK, a … Continue reading Monthly Round Up: April 2018
Hello. Tell us about who you are & what your role is at OpenCorporates. Hello, I’m Jenny. In January, I joined OpenCorporates as the Accounts and Administration Executive. My role is to keep the OpenCorporates office running smoothly, providing essential support, and assisting the implementation of our new corporate structure. What drew you to OpenCorporates? … Continue reading Meet Jenny Laurence