This must be the wakeup call for true corporate transparency

The Bell Tower of Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv, taken on my visit to the city in August 2017, on a trip to help with the creation of a Beneficial Ownership Register for Ukrainian Companies The world has watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine in horror over the past few weeks. In this blog post, OpenCorporates’ … Continue reading This must be the wakeup call for true corporate transparency

Illinois commits to open up its company data: A win for corporate transparency

The latest win in the global push for transparent company data came last July, when the legislature of the US state of Illinois passed a bill which committed the Secretary of State to make data from their official company register freely and openly available. We at OpenCorporates welcome this important and critical step. After all, … Continue reading Illinois commits to open up its company data: A win for corporate transparency

OpenCorporates named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies by FT report

We are proud to announce that OpenCorporates has been named one of the fastest growing companies in Europe in a Financial Times report released today.  The ‘FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’ is a list of the top 1,000 companies in Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth.  Whilst the ranking’s methodology covers revenue … Continue reading OpenCorporates named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies by FT report

RiskWatch Podcast: Talking transparency

Hot on the heels of Transparency International’s recently released 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index, Shanti Salas, Vice President at OpenCorporates, speaks on the RiskWatch Podcast, by VCheck Global. The episode covers a myriad of topics including global corruption concerns, transparency obstacles posed by shell companies and supply chain data shortcomings.  Shanti was joined by: Seth Harlan, Senior Associate, … Continue reading RiskWatch Podcast: Talking transparency

OpenCorporates shortlisted for Best KYC Solution in RegTech Insight Awards Europe 2022

We have exciting news! OpenCorporates has been shortlisted for the Best Know Your Customer Solution category in the RegTech Insight Awards 2022 Europe. The awards "recognise both established solution providers and innovative newcomers, seeking to herald and highlight RegTech solutions that throughout the year have successfully improved firms’ ability to effectively respond to the evolving and ever … Continue reading OpenCorporates shortlisted for Best KYC Solution in RegTech Insight Awards Europe 2022

Our future data platform: Giving you data how, where & when you need it

By Andrew Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, OpenCorporates OpenCorporates is already the largest open database of companies in the world – which is no mean feat. But there is great potential to expand the data we cover and improve the way we provide that data to our users. That potential is exactly why I joined as … Continue reading Our future data platform: Giving you data how, where & when you need it

Why OpenCorporates’ gender diversity is our advantage

By Sarah Arana-Morton, CEO, OpenCorporates In a previous post, OpenCorporates announced its Operating Board. Firstly I am proud that we have put together an outstanding team of experts in data, technology and law to help us succeed. Secondly, I am proud of the Board’s diversity. A majority of women sit around the table at our … Continue reading Why OpenCorporates’ gender diversity is our advantage

Why OpenCorporates should be on your approved vendor list

Many large organisations, institutions and companies maintain approved vendor lists. These lists determine which vendors their employees should use whenever they need to procure a wide range of products and services – such as data from external vendors like us. Whether you call them master vendor lists, preferred vendor lists or approved data sources lists, … Continue reading Why OpenCorporates should be on your approved vendor list

Meet Tim Goodman, Head of Product & Data

Tim Goodman recently joined OpenCorporates as the Head of Product & Data, bringing valuable experience as a former product manager at Arachnys, a RegTech. He tells us why OpenCorporates’ data is so important for know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) professionals, and why our mission persuaded him to join us. What is your … Continue reading Meet Tim Goodman, Head of Product & Data

Supply chain risk: How transparent company data helps create insights

Greater scrutiny is being placed on corporate supply chains than ever before.  As a result, companies are seeking to mitigate corruption, modern slavery and other such risks in their ever-growing third-party ecosystems. At the same time, they are striving for insights that will help them to optimise their efforts and prevent disruption to business operations. … Continue reading Supply chain risk: How transparent company data helps create insights