Israel: More company data now available on OpenCorporates

Good news: we’ve almost doubled the number of Israeli companies available to you in the OpenCorporates database. Foundational information about more than 686,000 Israeli companies is now accessible on our website, API and as Bulk Data, stretching back into the historic data the country’s official company register holds – the Israeli Corporations Authority at the … Continue reading Israel: More company data now available on OpenCorporates

New Jurisdiction: Illinois (2,800,000 companies)

A win for open data advocacy: official company data from Illinois is now available in OpenCorporates. The addition of over 2.8 million Illinois companies, including those incorporated in the third largest US city, Chicago, means that OpenCorporates now contains company information for all 50 US States (plus the District of Columbia) – exclusively collected from … Continue reading New Jurisdiction: Illinois (2,800,000 companies)

Functional opacity in company data: What it is & why it matters

What does true transparency mean in today's complex, connected and data-driven world?  To us, it means the ability to: Access the resource you needFind the records you needUnderstand the recordsCompare the records to each otherJoin the records to other records – to make sense of them This is true transparency, and it's the transparency that … Continue reading Functional opacity in company data: What it is & why it matters

New Jurisdiction: British Columbia (2,400,000 companies)

Exciting news! We’ve added companies from the Canadian province of British Columbia to the OpenCorporates database.  At time of writing, this adds more than 2.4 million companies and takes us to a total coverage of 209 million companies across 141 jurisdictions. And not a moment too soon, as the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering … Continue reading New Jurisdiction: British Columbia (2,400,000 companies)

This must be the wakeup call for true corporate transparency

The Bell Tower of Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv, taken on my visit to the city in August 2017, on a trip to help with the creation of a Beneficial Ownership Register for Ukrainian Companies The world has watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine in horror over the past few weeks. In this blog post, OpenCorporates’ … Continue reading This must be the wakeup call for true corporate transparency

OpenCorporates’ data helps the OECD analyse multinational enterprises

Multinational enterprises have a major impact on our economies and societies – so we all need to understand where they are, how they operate and where they pay taxes.  That’s why the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) set up a knowledge graph to improve the available information on multinationals.  The Analytical Database on … Continue reading OpenCorporates’ data helps the OECD analyse multinational enterprises

The emerging market for transparent company data

By Sarah Arana-Morton, Chief Executive Officer, OpenCorporates Company data is essential. It lets people and companies understand who they are buying from, who they are working for, who they are doing business with, and – ultimately – how the world works.   But company data must be transparent.  Transparent company data means: Data that has clear … Continue reading The emerging market for transparent company data

Open identifiers: enabling insight & lowering barriers to innovation

Is the era of proprietary identifiers coming to an end? From April 2022, the US General Services Administration plans to stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify companies registered in their System for Award Management (SAM). This number, which is the classic example of a closed, proprietary identifier for companies, will be replaced by … Continue reading Open identifiers: enabling insight & lowering barriers to innovation

Data provenance: why it helps you make more defensible decisions

Data about companies is used every day to inform all kinds of critical decisions: from analysing risk to vetting potential suppliers. But how do you know what data to trust? And how can you justify important decisions you, or your users, take with the data? The answer is simple: data provenance. Efforts to utilise data, … Continue reading Data provenance: why it helps you make more defensible decisions

Corporate Signals: Enabling better KYC

Over the past month (18 February - 18 March) despite the challenging environment we are in, in the UK alone there were almost: 60,000 company incorporations 125,000 officers added to newly incorporated or existing companies, with almost 44,000 officers removed from companies51,000 companies that changed status Did you get all that?  Surprisingly, most organisations doing statutory … Continue reading Corporate Signals: Enabling better KYC