OpenCorporates was today recognised by the Financial Times, Google and leading European policy makers as one of 100 digital pioneers in Europe!
This summer, OpenCorporates announced the creation of the OpenCorporates Trust, the entity that guarantees OpenCorporates’ mission, and ensures we always operate to open up company data for the public good. Coming up first in a series of interviews with our trustees is Patrick Alley, co-founder and director of Global Witness, the world’s leading anti-corruption NGO. Since … Continue reading Meet Our Trustees: Patrick Alley
Last week, OpenCorporates published Fireflies and Algorithms: The Coming Explosion of Companies. We initially had some qualms about writing the piece. Would it accelerate a move towards a future where companies can come into existence for brief periods of time, like fireflies in the night, and then disappear? In the end we saw enough pointers … Continue reading Fireflies and Algorithms: Reading List
Hot off the press: OpenCorporates has published a new long read exploring how the rise of new technologies will massively the world of company formation, and with it the very nature of companies.
Last week, it emerged the board of directors of Patisserie Holdings PLC (the parent company behind Patisserie Valerie) had become aware that it’s principal subsidiary Stonebeach Limited is subject to a Petition to Wind Up from HMRC, to the value of £1.14m.
This summer, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) authored a draft bill to create a register of beneficial owners for overseas entities that own land in the UK. As part of our work advocating for more open company data, OpenCorporates responded to the public consultation on the draft legislation. A brief summary, and our full response, is available below.
In case you missed it, this weekend the Financial Times featured OpenCorporates in Gillian Tett’s Parting Shot. The column examines both why we need to untangle the hidden corporate landscape, and the important role OpenCorporates (and other civic tech organisations) are playing in the fight for greater transparency. Read the article in full here.