Meet Tim Goodman, Head of Product & Data

Tim Goodman recently joined OpenCorporates as the Head of Product & Data, bringing valuable experience as a former product manager at Arachnys, a RegTech. He tells us why OpenCorporates’ data is so important for know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) professionals, and why our mission persuaded him to join us. What is your … Continue reading Meet Tim Goodman, Head of Product & Data

Legal entities: Building blocks of the modern world

Since OpenCorporates was founded ten years ago, we have been laser focused on providing high-quality and provenanced legal entity data for all. In the early years, many people struggled to understand our fixation on legal entities. They were accustomed to using legacy data providers which identified companies by their addresses, names or other ill-defined identifiers. … Continue reading Legal entities: Building blocks of the modern world

2021: A landmark year for OpenCorporates

By Sarah Arana-Morton, CEO of OpenCorporates 2021 has highlighted just how important it is that company data is transparent and open to all. Now more than ever, it is crucial to understand precisely who you are in business with and how the company landscape is changing. We see this clearly with many more compa​​nies and … Continue reading 2021: A landmark year for OpenCorporates

[Podcast] Pandora Papers: A wake up call?

The Pandora Papers came and went. Now what? Following the publication of  the Pandora Papers in early October 2021, this podcast analyses the legacy of the investigation so far, and what the anti-financial crime community should be doing in response. The investigation can and should act as a wake up call – driving forward the … Continue reading [Podcast] Pandora Papers: A wake up call?

[Podcast] Pandora Papers: How open company data enabled the investigation

The revelations of the Pandora Papers, one of the biggest journalism investigations, can’t have escaped your attention recently.  Whilst the findings of the investigation are well-documented, this podcast covers the enabling role open company data plays in investigative reporting. Two exciting guest speakers who were at the core of the International Consortium of Investigative Reporters’ … Continue reading [Podcast] Pandora Papers: How open company data enabled the investigation

Pandora Papers: Another reminder why the world needs open company data

As the Pandora Papers investigation hit the world’s headlines recently, we were proud to confirm that OpenCorporates was one of the data sources used by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and their partners to verify companies mentioned in the 11.9m leaked documents.  Like everyone else, we have been reading through the series of … Continue reading Pandora Papers: Another reminder why the world needs open company data

Meet Julia Apostle: OpenCorporates’ Non-Executive Director, former Twitter & FT lawyer

Julia Apostle joined us as a Non-Executive Director on the OpenCorporates Operating Board. A practicing lawyer, Julia brings almost 20 years of experience spanning the intersection between law, technology and data from the likes of Twitter and the Financial Times.  In addition to her role at OpenCorporates, she is a partner in the Tech Transactions … Continue reading Meet Julia Apostle: OpenCorporates’ Non-Executive Director, former Twitter & FT lawyer

ACAMS Europe: Impact lead to join panel on data analytics in financial crime prevention

Data analytics plays an increasing role in anti-financial crime efforts. After all, it’s through connecting disparate datasets and analysing the results that anti-financial crime professionals can often uncover red flags and patterns of suspicious activity. Company data is critical in this kind of analytics – because you cannot join the dots between companies, individuals and … Continue reading ACAMS Europe: Impact lead to join panel on data analytics in financial crime prevention

Corporate transparency: technical solution & a matter of social justice | Reflections from FinCrime World Forum

Access to fit-for-purpose company data (that is machine readable, contains provenance etc) has fast become an essential ingredient in anti-financial crime efforts. Whether you’re an investigative journalist, a law enforcement agent or a RegTech product manager, everybody in the anti-financial crime community stands to benefit from open access to company data. In this context, Rebecca … Continue reading Corporate transparency: technical solution & a matter of social justice | Reflections from FinCrime World Forum

“Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021

Governments around the world have allocated trillions of dollars to help companies and individuals survive the economic effects of Covid-19.  The pace and scale this funding has been provided in has left journalists, civil society and enforcement agencies struggling to catch up – as they attempt to investigate potential instances of fraud and other malfeasant … Continue reading “Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021