Corporate transparency: A call to action for boards

We recently posted about the legislative steps needed to open up access to company data and shed light on global money flows, as well as the true ownership of companies. But it’s not all down to governments – companies themselves have a key role to play, starting at board level. In this blog post, we … Continue reading Corporate transparency: A call to action for boards

Reflections of a product manager: What you should look for in company data

Product managers increasingly use company data at scale to power their products.  But too often, they encounter data that is opaque or stale – which limits their products and holds back their users.  Tim Goodman, our Head of Product and Data Acquisition, knows the challenges of the company data landscape only too well from his … Continue reading Reflections of a product manager: What you should look for in company data

Press release: OpenCorporates appoints Chief Revenue Officer to accelerate growth

Ralph Vossmeyer, former Teradata senior executive, joins OpenCorporates to create high-growth customer-centric sales organisation OpenCorporates, the go-to foundational source of transparent, reliable and up-to-date company data, has appointed Ralph Vossmeyer as its Chief Revenue Officer. His appointment comes as OpenCorporates was recently named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies in a report published in the … Continue reading Press release: OpenCorporates appoints Chief Revenue Officer to accelerate growth

US government switches over to open company identifiers

Today is a milestone in the trend towards a world of transparent company data.  The US federal government announced that as of 4th April, any entity doing business with it will be identified by a new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). This identifier is non-proprietary – unlike the DUNS number, which was previously used.  The US … Continue reading US government switches over to open company identifiers

OpenCorporates shortlisted for Best Flexible Working Policy at UK Company Culture Awards 2022

We are excited to announce that OpenCorporates has been shortlisted for the Best Flexible Working Policy category in the 2022 UK Company Culture Awards.  About the awards The awards “recognise and celebrate companies who share values, care and nurture their workforce… and create a workplace environment that is beyond just an office space, even when … Continue reading OpenCorporates shortlisted for Best Flexible Working Policy at UK Company Culture Awards 2022

[Podcast] Knowledge graphs: Creating insights about companies

Knowledge graphs are increasingly being used to help their users better understand the companies they’re dealing with.  In this episode, we're joined by Lewis Liu, Product Manager at Google Cloud AI, to discuss the role of data in powering knowledge graphs and how they can reveal insights about companies. Topics Business challenges knowledge graphs can … Continue reading [Podcast] Knowledge graphs: Creating insights about companies

OpenCorporates named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies by FT report

We are proud to announce that OpenCorporates has been named one of the fastest growing companies in Europe in a Financial Times report released today.  The ‘FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’ is a list of the top 1,000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth.  Whilst the ranking’s methodology covers revenue … Continue reading OpenCorporates named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies by FT report

RiskWatch Podcast: Talking transparency

Hot on the heels of Transparency International’s recently released 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index, Shanti Salas, Vice President at OpenCorporates, speaks on the RiskWatch Podcast, by VCheck Global. The episode covers a myriad of topics including global corruption concerns, transparency obstacles posed by shell companies and supply chain data shortcomings.  Shanti was joined by: Seth Harlan, Senior Associate, … Continue reading RiskWatch Podcast: Talking transparency

Our future data platform: Giving you data how, where & when you need it

By Andrew Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, OpenCorporates OpenCorporates is already the largest open database of companies in the world – which is no mean feat. But there is great potential to expand the data we cover and improve the way we provide that data to our users. That potential is exactly why I joined as … Continue reading Our future data platform: Giving you data how, where & when you need it

Why OpenCorporates should be on your approved vendor list

Many large organisations, institutions and companies maintain approved vendor lists. These lists determine which vendors their employees should use whenever they need to procure a wide range of products and services – such as data from external vendors like us. Whether you call them master vendor lists, preferred vendor lists or approved data sources lists, … Continue reading Why OpenCorporates should be on your approved vendor list