Case study: OpenCorporates’ data helps Encompass automate Know Your Customer due diligence

“OpenCorporates' company data, when combined with on demand registry, regulator and exchange information from Encompass, helps our customers understand the full picture about a customer or other third party – fast. This means they can make more informed decisions as part of their Know Your Customer or anti-money laundering activities”. Alan SamuelsHead of ProductEncompass Challenge … Continue reading Case study: OpenCorporates’ data helps Encompass automate Know Your Customer due diligence

Building a tech or data platform? Ask these 6 questions first

From procurement and supply chain management tools, to accounting or customer relationship management systems… what is the common theme across all these tech platforms (and more)? They all generate value for their users by helping them better understand the companies they’re dealing with, for example when a CRM tool charts interactions with a firm across … Continue reading Building a tech or data platform? Ask these 6 questions first

OpenCorporates’ data helps TISCreport go global

TISCreport is an online platform with a bold ambition: to help end corruption, human rights abuses and environmental crimes.  It aims to deliver on this mission by shining a light on the companies that make up corporate supply chains using a range of data sources, especially those that take an open data approach.  Read on … Continue reading OpenCorporates’ data helps TISCreport go global

OpenCorporates: 10 years of corporate transparency (and what comes next)

The world was a very different place in December 2010.  The first iPad had just been released, Instagram had just been founded – and it also saw the launch of a small corporate transparency site called OpenCorporates. Since then, OpenCorporates has gone from little more than an idea to being an essential resource for thousands … Continue reading OpenCorporates: 10 years of corporate transparency (and what comes next)

Connecting the dots with network analytics? Why your next investigation needs White Box data

Between 715 billion and 1.87 trillion Euros is laundered around the world each year, according to estimates from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. That’s the equivalent of between 2 and 5 percent of global GDP. A key challenge in uncovering illicit financial flows is the incomplete picture analysts have, caused by poor … Continue reading Connecting the dots with network analytics? Why your next investigation needs White Box data

[Webinar] Fighting Financial Crime: The White Box Company Data Revolution

On-Demand Webinar Watch webinar recording > Black Box company data is holding back the fight against financial crime.  In a world where technology, transparency and inter-connected datasets are increasingly essential to uncover illicit activity involving companies – Black Box data is no longer fit for purpose. That’s why the White Box data revolution is underway: … Continue reading [Webinar] Fighting Financial Crime: The White Box Company Data Revolution

Covid relief funds: How OpenCorporates’ data helped expose exploitation of the US Paycheck Protection Program

The US government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was intended to be a lifeline for small businesses hit hard by the impact of Covid-19. In recent months, $659 billion in low-interest loans has been offered to businesses as an incentive to keep employees on their payroll despite the havoc caused by the pandemic. The US Small … Continue reading Covid relief funds: How OpenCorporates’ data helped expose exploitation of the US Paycheck Protection Program

Press Release: Oliver Ratzesberger, former Teradata CEO, appointed chair of OpenCorporates

Big data thought leader brings growth & tech experience – to accelerate OpenCorporates’ mission to create a trusted & transparent global business environment  London, October 13: OpenCorporates Ltd, the largest open database of companies in the world, and key infrastructure in anti-financial crime and master company data, is proud to announce the appointment of Oliver … Continue reading Press Release: Oliver Ratzesberger, former Teradata CEO, appointed chair of OpenCorporates

Meet Tannah Matus, Chief Financial Officer

What is your role at OpenCorporates? I joined full time as Chief Financial Officer in January 2020 after working as a consultant for OpenCorporates from September 2019. I oversee the finance function and as a result I am also involved in shaping the strategic direction of the organisation from a financial management perspective. What drew … Continue reading Meet Tannah Matus, Chief Financial Officer

Show me the money: How OpenCorporates’ data helps Trase Finance shine a light on who finances deforestation

Tropical rainforest deforestation has a damaging impact on biodiversity and the climate. Whilst this is well known, what isn’t so well understood is who finances the activities, directly or indirectly, that lead to deforestation. That’s why Trase Finance has been created. The newly created tool aims to bring unprecedented transparency to the hundreds of billions … Continue reading Show me the money: How OpenCorporates’ data helps Trase Finance shine a light on who finances deforestation