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
Money laundering and other financial crimes are often facilitated via complex cross-border networks, with legal entities acting as key getaway vehicles for those perpetrating illicit activity. Exposing and tackling these networks cannot be achieved by one actor alone. It requires an organised, collaborative and international response from across government, law enforcement, business, civil society and … Continue reading Dark Money Conference: Why financial criminals hate OpenCorporates & open company 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
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?
What is your role at OpenCorporates? I joined OpenCorporates in May 2019 as Head of People. What drew you to work for OpenCorporates? I wanted to join a company that is small but has ambitions to scale. I really enjoy growth at a company and the impact you can have on areas such as hiring … Continue reading Meet Kate Pierre, Head of People
OpenCorporates is hiring! Although we are a small team, we are growing fast. We were joined by 13 new team members in 2019, and we aim to recruit a further 10 in technology, data and corporate roles in 2020. If you have skills in these areas, and want to benefit society by making company data … Continue reading 10 reasons to work for OpenCorporates
What is your role at OpenCorporates? I run the data team at OpenCorporates and so I am responsible for all of our data. This encompasses the sourcing of information from local registries, ensuring we understand the data and any quality issues, and transforming it to our standardised datasets which are used by our public benefit … Continue reading Meet Rebecca Lee, Chief Data Officer
Earlier this year, we reported on OpenCorporates' legal battle against the Quebec company register in the Montreal Superior Court – 2 years earlier we had applied to the court to rule that the register was wrong in its assertion that Act Respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises (ALPE) meant that we weren't allowed to hold … Continue reading OpenCorporates wins Quebec court battle
Do you have a journalist or investigator mindset? Do you have a spare 5 to 6 weeks to work with us either full or part time? If so, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for individuals to help us complete manual research on corporate networks. This is an exciting opportunity for … Continue reading Urgent – Researchers wanted!
This month marks three years since the launch of the Panama Papers – a groundbreaking collaboration between hundreds of media organisations coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. On a Sunday evening in early April in 2016, hundreds of media outlets began to publish stories revealing how complex offshore structures are used to hide money, … Continue reading 3 years after the Panama Papers, European Parliament votes to open up company data