Timeline: Our journey opening up company data for all (so far!)

For over 10 years, OpenCorporates has defined the landscape for open company data. We have become the leading authority on how to achieve corporate transparency through data and have built an unrivalled data platform relied upon by hundreds of organisations – along with millions of individual users. That’s why governments, international organisations and other influential … Continue reading Timeline: Our journey opening up company data for all (so far!)

Working at OpenCorporates: What’s in it for you?

We are making OpenCorporates a great place to work so that we can bring about our vision of becoming the world’s foundational and definitive source of company data. But you’re reading this because you want to know: ‘what’s in it for me?’ In this blog post, we are excited to set out OpenRewards – our … Continue reading Working at OpenCorporates: What’s in it for you?

5 ways to use the OpenCorporates API to power your critical business processes

Workflow automation, data analytics and AI increasingly power all kinds of vital business tools. But these technologies can only scale and power critical business processes if the data fuelling them is reliable and fit-for-purpose. That’s why hundreds of enterprises rely on the OpenCorporates API every day, to enhance their solutions with programmatic access to transparent … Continue reading 5 ways to use the OpenCorporates API to power your critical business processes

Government agencies: 3 ways transparent company data helps

Government agencies increasingly use data and technology to help tackle financial crime, protect the integrity of financial markets and promote a healthy business environment more widely. A high quality and transparent dataset of all companies that exist in their jurisdiction or the wider world – like the data provided by OpenCorporates – is uniquely useful … Continue reading Government agencies: 3 ways transparent company data helps

OpenCorporates identifiers now in OpenSanctions: A win for the open data ecosystem

Good news for users of the open data ecosystem! OpenSanctions, the open database of sanctions targets and persons of interest, has started mapping sanctioned entities in its database back to company records in OpenCorporates – so their users can explore more detail about sanctioned companies.  Everyone can use the OpenCorporates URL to view the related … Continue reading OpenCorporates identifiers now in OpenSanctions: A win for the open data ecosystem

[Podcast] Do you know who you’re in business with?

Customers, boards, the general public and other stakeholders increasingly expect that companies act ethically. But whilst you can protect and uphold your own standards, what about who you do business with? How much do you really know about them and their values and conduct? The complexity of corporate structures and the explosion of information available … Continue reading [Podcast] Do you know who you’re in business with?

Isle of Man Financial Intelligence Unit integrates OpenCorporates data to help detect financial crime

The Isle of Man Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has acquired OpenCorporates’ data to support its mission ‘to protect the integrity of the Isle of Man’s financial system’. As part of this remit, the FIU aims to use OpenCorporates’ data to help detect financial crimes such as money laundering, as well as terrorist financing. This helps … Continue reading Isle of Man Financial Intelligence Unit integrates OpenCorporates data to help detect financial crime

New Jurisdiction: British Columbia (2,400,000 companies)

Exciting news! We’ve added companies from the Canadian province of British Columbia to the OpenCorporates database.  At time of writing, this adds more than 2.4 million companies and takes us to a total coverage of 209 million companies across 141 jurisdictions. And not a moment too soon, as the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering … Continue reading New Jurisdiction: British Columbia (2,400,000 companies)

Meet Alessia Falsarone: OpenCorporates’ Non-Executive Director & sustainable finance expert

Alessia Falsarone joined the OpenCorporates Operating Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2021, bringing 25 years of experience working in financial firms.  Alongside her role at OpenCorporates, she is head of sustainable investing at a global investment firm in New York City, adjunct faculty at the University of Chicago and the award-winning author of a … Continue reading Meet Alessia Falsarone: OpenCorporates’ Non-Executive Director & sustainable finance expert

Open Data Directive: You gotta be kidding me!

By Chris Taggart, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, OpenCorporates Recently, the European Commission finally published the draft implementing act for the Open Data Directive. We looked at it, and looked at it again… and said: is that all there is? To remind everyone, this was the directive that promised to make available as open data … Continue reading Open Data Directive: You gotta be kidding me!