Sarah Arana-Morton succeeds founder Chris Taggart, as OpenCorporates targets ambitious growth in emerging transparent company data market London, August 2, 2021 OpenCorporates, the go-to foundational source of reliable, transparent and real-time company data, has appointed its Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Arana-Morton, as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Arana-Morton succeeds Chris Taggart, the company’s founder … Continue reading Press Release: OpenCorporates appoints new CEO to strengthen its leadership in transparent company data
Category: Corporate Structure
Press Release: Oliver Ratzesberger, former Teradata CEO, appointed chair of OpenCorporates
Big data thought leader brings growth & tech experience – to accelerate OpenCorporates’ mission to create a trusted & transparent global business environment London, October 13: OpenCorporates Ltd, the largest open database of companies in the world, and key infrastructure in anti-financial crime and master company data, is proud to announce the appointment of Oliver … Continue reading Press Release: Oliver Ratzesberger, former Teradata CEO, appointed chair of OpenCorporates
Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020
This post is by Chris Taggart, OpenCorporates' CEO and Co-Founder 2019 was a momentous year for OpenCorporates. We achieved much: reached 180 million companies in our database, including the extremely complex jurisdiction of Germany, launched our new Corporate Events feature, took the Quebec company register to court and won, and saw our data used in … Continue reading Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020
Meet our trustees: John Githongo
Last summer, OpenCorporates announced the creation of the OpenCorporates Trust, the entity that guarantees OpenCorporates’ public-benefit mission, and ensures we always operate to open up company data for the public good. One of our trustees is John Githongo, an anti-corruption journalist, activist and consultant. As an award-winning journalist, Mr Githongo investigated corruption in Kenya, writing … Continue reading Meet our trustees: John Githongo
Meet our trustees: Esther Dyson
Last summer, OpenCorporates announced the creation of the OpenCorporates Trust, the entity that guarantees OpenCorporates’ public-benefit mission, and ensures we always operate to open up company data for the public good. One of our trustees is Esther Dyson, a journalist and investor with interests in technology/IT, health and transparency among other things. Esther was founding … Continue reading Meet our trustees: Esther Dyson
Meet Our Trustees: Giannina Segnini
Coming up second in a series of interviews with our trustees is Giannina Segnini, one of the best known names in data journalism. Giannina is Director of the Master of Science Data Journalism Program at the Journalism School at Columbia University, New York.
Until February 2014, Segnini headed a team of journalists and computer engineers at La Nacion, Costa Rica’s newspaper. Her team processed the data and developed the interactive application for the OffshoreLeaks project, published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in 2013. Segnini also actively participates in ICIJ’s Panama Papers project.
Meet Our Trustees: Patrick Alley
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
Announcing the OpenCorporates Trust
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...
Introducing OpenCorporates Phase Two
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.
A corporate structure for the public benefit and the long term
TL;DR 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 … Continue reading A corporate structure for the public benefit and the long term