Illinois commits to open up its company data: A win for corporate transparency

The latest win in the global push for transparent company data came last July, when the legislature of the US state of Illinois passed a bill which committed the Secretary of State to make data from their official company register freely and openly available. We at OpenCorporates welcome this important and critical step. After all, … Continue reading Illinois commits to open up its company data: A win for corporate transparency

OpenCorporates shortlisted for Best KYC Solution in RegTech Insight Awards Europe 2022

We have exciting news! OpenCorporates has been shortlisted for the Best Know Your Customer Solution category in the RegTech Insight Awards 2022 Europe. The awards "recognise both established solution providers and innovative newcomers, seeking to herald and highlight RegTech solutions that throughout the year have successfully improved firms’ ability to effectively respond to the evolving and ever … Continue reading OpenCorporates shortlisted for Best KYC Solution in RegTech Insight Awards Europe 2022

Why OpenCorporates’ gender diversity is our advantage

By Sarah Arana-Morton, CEO, OpenCorporates In a previous post, OpenCorporates announced its Operating Board. Firstly I am proud that we have put together an outstanding team of experts in data, technology and law to help us succeed. Secondly, I am proud of the Board’s diversity. A majority of women sit around the table at our … Continue reading Why OpenCorporates’ gender diversity is our advantage

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