Meet our trustees: Jane Wales

The OpenCorporates Trust is the entity that guarantees OpenCorporates’ public-benefit mission and ensures we always operate to open up company data for the public good. One of our trustees is Jane Wales, a leading figure in philanthropy, government and journalism. Jane is the founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum and Vice President of the Aspen … Continue reading Meet our trustees: Jane Wales

Video: Corporate investigations masterclass & open data

Are you interested in investigating companies and uncovering cross-border connections that have been hiding in plain sight?  Then you’re definitely going to want to watch this masterclass video from Graham Barrow, Director of The Dark Money Files…  From Latvia and back, via the UK, New Zealand and Belize (to name just some locations he touches … Continue reading Video: Corporate investigations masterclass & open data

Is this a fork in the road for EU company data?

8 years ago, OpenCorporates surveyed access to official company register data in the EU. To our knowledge, this was the first time that this had been done in a systematic way.  The results were not good.  Data and access were routinely restricted on a pay-to-play basis. If you had the money, you could access it … Continue reading Is this a fork in the road for EU company data?

Luminate grant to accelerate OpenCorporates’ impact

At OpenCorporates, our mission is to make global corporate transparency mainstream by opening up public company information. So we are delighted to announce that OpenCorporates has received a grant from the philanthropic organisation Luminate, allowing us to accelerate our progress towards these goals by unlocking the utility and impact of our data. To do this, … Continue reading Luminate grant to accelerate OpenCorporates’ impact

Case study: Quantifind powers financial crime investigations using OpenCorporates’ data

“OpenCorporates’ global company data, when integrated into our platform, allows anti-money laundering investigators to make better decisions faster by understanding the wider context behind a subject they are investigating”. Adam Mulliken, Senior Vice President of Analytics &General Manager for Financial CrimesQuantifind Challenge Investigations into money laundering and other financial crimes often start when unusual or … Continue reading Case study: Quantifind powers financial crime investigations using OpenCorporates’ data

Meet Laurence Reid, Head of Demand Generation

What is your role at OpenCorporates? I joined in January as Head of Demand Generation. I’m OpenCorporates’ first dedicated marketing hire. What drew you to work for OpenCorporates? It was primarily OpenCorporates’ disruptive mission of making open company data available for public benefit. In the short time I’ve been here, it has been exciting to … Continue reading Meet Laurence Reid, Head of Demand Generation

Tech notes: Towards a faster OpenCorporates

Towards a faster OpenCorporates

We’re always looking for ways to improve OpenCorporates, both our data and how we make it available to our users. More jurisdictions, more data, more insights, all provenanced White Box data that you can trust – and we’re working on some incredibly cool new developments in our data collection system, thanks to a grant from … Continue reading Tech notes: Towards a faster OpenCorporates

Case Study: Exiger’s DDIQ automates due diligence verification using OpenCorporates’ data – helping identify risk at scale

“OpenCorporates’ data, when combined with Exiger’s DDIQ, enables our clients to verify who they are doing business with and uncover risk at scale. Millions of due diligence reports produced by DDIQ are driven in some way by OpenCorporates’ data, helping financial institutions and global companies mitigate corruption, financial crime and other integrity risks”.Aaron Narva, Senior … Continue reading Case Study: Exiger’s DDIQ automates due diligence verification using OpenCorporates’ data – helping identify risk at scale

Meet our trustees: Mike Olson

The OpenCorporates Trust is the entity that guarantees OpenCorporates’ public-benefit mission and ensures we always operate to open up company data for the public good. One of our trustees is Mike Olson (@mikeolson), who co-founded Cloudera. He served as its CEO until 2013, and its chief strategy officer (CSO) until June 2019. He was also … Continue reading Meet our trustees: Mike Olson