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.
Three months ago, and with very little fanfare, the EU announced a call for feedback on a proposal to amend the company law directive regarding digital tools and processes. This may sound very dry and technical, and in some ways it is. It’s also an opportunity to truly up European company data, and in the process...
At OpenCorporates, our mission is simple: Make company data more accessible, more usable, more useful for the public benefit. Most of OpenCorporates’ enviable reputation has come from the transparency and the quality of our data, but we, and our users (journalists, NGOs, law enforcement, banks, AML and due diligence professionals, etc) love to see the number of companies we have increasing.
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.