OpenCorporates exists to make company data more accessible, useful and understandable. Every month, we’ll share links to show you how people have used our data. Got something to include in our next roundup? Contact us! FT Comment: UK disclosure rules: paper tigers Using data provided by OpenCorporates, the Financial Times revealed an astonishingly low number … Continue reading Round Up: May 2018
Just under a year ago, we announced we’re working on a new corporate structure to provide a strong, long-term foundation for OpenCorporates, now that it is becoming essential data infrastructure...
1 billion? 10 billion? 100 billion? How many companies will exist in 10 years’ time? We are about to witness, we believe, an explosion of the number, speed, and complexity of corporate entities, driven by new technologies such as Blockchain/DLT, AI, and the Internet of Things. This dramatic shift – akin to the move from human-driven stock market activity to algorithmic trading – will present a challenge to all, from democracies to free and fair markets to law enforcement.
OpenCorporates has come a long way since we started in 2011. In the past seven years we’ve grown from 3 million companies in the UK, Jersey and Bermuda, to over 143 million companies across 128 jurisdictions. We’ve transformed access to public records about companies in the process, and developed a successful business model that drives public benefit rather than fights it – something that seems increasingly urgent following Facebook-gate, Cambridge Analytica, and Google removing “don’t be evil” from their corporate code of conduct.
OpenCorporates exists to make company data more accessible, useful and understandable. Every month, we’ll share links to show you how people have used our data. Got something to include in our next roundup? Contact us!
It was another momentous year for OpenCorporates. Over the course of the year we’ve laid the foundations to secure our public mission for the long term, advanced our relentless campaigns, and of course continued the complex work of opening and cleaning up company data. We’ve also grown in size, welcoming a whole load of newbies (and saying a fond goodbye to a couple of long-standing team members).
Background: OpenCorporates has come a long way in the past 6 years, and is increasingly core infrastructure for the corporate world, not to mention an essential tool for journalists, investigators, NGOs and governments. It’s time to ensure that its corporate structure reflects and safeguards that position, ensuring it will always act in the public interest, … Continue reading A corporate structure for the public good, Part 2: basic structure