OpenCorporates is growing, and looking for more great bot and scraper coders – to help fulfil its mission to open up the world's official public information on companies.
Following on from the recent partnership announcement with LexisNexis, OpenCorporates Co-founder and CEO, Chris Taggart, explains how legal entity data can fuel big data initiatives that provide business insights, support transparency, and benefit society as a whole.
Interested in German company data? You need to come to the Open Data Day this Saturday, March 2, in Berlin...
In Germany, the incorporation of companies (and subsequent changes) is handled not by a central register, but by district courts (‘Amtsgerichts’) – in fact by around 150 such courts (out of a total 600). Unfortunately the identifiers each court issues are neither unique to that court, nor to Germany...
Raleigh, NC – February 14th, 2019 – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of information and analytics, and OpenCorporates the largest open database of companies in the world, are today announcing a new collaboration which adds OpenCorporates legal entity data to the Nexis® Data as a Service portfolio.
You might have noticed that last week OpenCorporates launched the German company data. Bringing in the German company data was a mammoth task, as we've already started writing about – and we’ll be publishing more blog posts about the precise details of this in the near future.
Since we launched the dataset of over 5 million German companies earlier this week, we’ve had lots of questions about how we assembled the data. This post aims to answer that question. It’s obviously quite detailed and technical, but we hope it will be of interest to a technical audience at least.