Reading List: Impact of Open Company Data

This is the second in an occasional series of resources for background reading on corporate transparency space (see also beneficial ownership reading list), to help new OpenCorporates staff and the wider open data community get up to speed. These are also works-in-progress, and a call for contributions; tell us what we’ve missed and what else … Continue reading Reading List: Impact of Open Company Data

Goodbye, thanks and what I learned at OpenCorporates

This is my last week at OpenCorporates after three amazing years of learning and action (see the Impact Report for 2016 and 2015). When I started working in OpenCorporates, I had been feeling stuck and uninspired. Since university, I had been fully immersed in the tech startup scene and while the world of startups was … Continue reading Goodbye, thanks and what I learned at OpenCorporates

Meet Sarah Arana-Morton, Commercial Director

  Hello. Tell us about who you are & what’s your role at OpenCorporates. I recently joined OpenCorporates as its first Commercial Director. Because nearly all OpenCorporates’ revenue comes from commercial income, the more successful we can make it commercially, the more public benefit we can bring. Previously I worked with for a company called … Continue reading Meet Sarah Arana-Morton, Commercial Director

A corporate structure for the public benefit and the long term

  TL;DR OpenCorporates has come a long way in the past 6 years, and is increasingly core infrastructure for the corporate world, not to mention an essential tool for journalists, investigators, NGOs and governments. It’s time to ensure that its corporate structure reflects and safeguards that position, ensuring it will always act in the public … Continue reading A corporate structure for the public benefit and the long term