The title says it all. And it’s fitting that we can make this announcement at the start of two days of anti-corruption summits in London, as it’s clear that OpenCorporates is now a fundamental part of the anti-corruption universe.
In the past couple of months OpenCorporates has:
- Played an important part in the Panama Papers, with OpenCorporates routinely being used to investigate leads the leaked documents, leading to the resignation of a Spanish Minister, and an 11,000% increase in use of OpenCorporates in Argentina, following the discovery of Macri in OpenCorporates data.
- Added corporation data from Delaware which was in the top 10 jurisdictions of choice for incorporations for companies named in Panama Papers
- Launched OpenGazettes.com to make official notices about companies, with already 2 million datapoints from Cayman Islands, Switzerland and Luxembourg amongst others
- Joined with Transparency International, Global Witness and other NGOs to announce the creation of a Global Open Beneficial Ownership Register.
- Partnered with Global Witness on a ground-breaking investigation into corruption in the Jade industry in Myanmar, exposing the influence of the ex-military junta and sanctioned drug lords
All this while routinely supporting tens of thousands users every day – journalists, law enforcement, banks, anti-corruption investigators, Anti-Money Laundering professionals and ordinary businesses, and shining a light on what was previously opaque and hard-to-access information.
Oh, and if you’re a talented ruby coder that cares about making a difference to the world, we’re hiring. Come and join us an help us tackle the next 100 million.