Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates

A recent investigation by the Private Eye found 4,300 companies registered at a London address with Chinese officers. Amongst these is a company which acts as a company secretary to 3,700 anonymous companies (read their full investigation here). How did they do this? With the powerful OpenCorporates API, which allowed them to find directors with … Continue reading Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates

The development process at OpenCorporates – Part 1: The weekly cycle

Introduction We are about to expand the development team at OpenCorporates, and thought this was a good opportunity to explain a little about our development process. In part, because it’s always interesting to understand how teams structure their development process; in part because it’s the sort of thing every good developer would want to know. … Continue reading The development process at OpenCorporates – Part 1: The weekly cycle

From company register to standardized open data, our processes explained – Part 1: Scouting for data

OpenCorporates’ mission is to be able to list every company in the world, using only public sources to provide full transparency and provenance. In order to achieve this, the OpenCorporates Data team works constantly to expand its coverage of jurisdictions where companies can be registered (120 and counting so far!), whilst maintaining a rigorous set … Continue reading From company register to standardized open data, our processes explained – Part 1: Scouting for data

Meet Thomas Marshall, Engineer at OpenCorporates

Hello. Tell us about who you are & what role you will be doing OpenCorporates. I’m Tom and I’m an engineer at OpenCorporates (I joined in January). I’ll be working across the tech stack on everything from designing interactions to building APIs. My experience is primarily as a front-end developer so I’ll mostly be looking … Continue reading Meet Thomas Marshall, Engineer at OpenCorporates

How does open company data impact women’s rights?

That might sound like an absurd question. The benefits accrued from transparency, fighting corruption and money laundering, and enabling good business practise help everyone, right? Then why am I writing about women? At OpenCorporates and OpenOwnership, we’ve been thinking about the structures that enable corruption that the macro and micro level. Whether it is underlying … Continue reading How does open company data impact women’s rights?