Meet Laurence Reid, Head of Demand Generation

What is your role at OpenCorporates? I joined in January as Head of Demand Generation. I’m OpenCorporates’ first dedicated marketing hire. What drew you to work for OpenCorporates? It was primarily OpenCorporates’ disruptive mission of making open company data available for public benefit. In the short time I’ve been here, it has been exciting to … Continue reading Meet Laurence Reid, Head of Demand Generation

Tech notes: Towards a faster OpenCorporates

Towards a faster OpenCorporates

We’re always looking for ways to improve OpenCorporates, both our data and how we make it available to our users. More jurisdictions, more data, more insights, all provenanced White Box data that you can trust – and we’re working on some incredibly cool new developments in our data collection system, thanks to a grant from … Continue reading Tech notes: Towards a faster OpenCorporates

Case Study: Exiger’s DDIQ automates due diligence verification using OpenCorporates’ data – helping identify risk at scale

“OpenCorporates’ data, when combined with Exiger’s DDIQ, enables our clients to verify who they are doing business with and uncover risk at scale. Millions of due diligence reports produced by DDIQ are driven in some way by OpenCorporates’ data, helping financial institutions and global companies mitigate corruption, financial crime and other integrity risks”.Aaron Narva, Senior … Continue reading Case Study: Exiger’s DDIQ automates due diligence verification using OpenCorporates’ data – helping identify risk at scale

Meet our trustees: Mike Olson

The OpenCorporates Trust is 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 Mike Olson (@mikeolson), who co-founded Cloudera. He served as its CEO until 2013, and its chief strategy officer (CSO) until June 2019. He was also … Continue reading Meet our trustees: Mike Olson

Corporate Signals: Enabling better KYC

Over the past month (18 February - 18 March) despite the challenging environment we are in, in the UK alone there were almost: 60,000 company incorporations 125,000 officers added to newly incorporated or existing companies, with almost 44,000 officers removed from companies51,000 companies that changed status Did you get all that?  Surprisingly, most organisations doing statutory … Continue reading Corporate Signals: Enabling better KYC

OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: Can AML survive in a fireflies world?

OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: Can AML survive in a fireflies world?

We are entering a world where there will be an explosion in the number, speed and complexity of companies, brought about by companies being incorporated by computer programs. Like the advent of high-frequency trading, this will bring a phenomenon of what we call ‘firefly companies’ – firms that exist for mere hours, minutes, even seconds, … Continue reading OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: Can AML survive in a fireflies world?

Case study: 6 Degree Intelligence cuts investigation time down to a fraction using OpenCorporates data

Investigators from commercial and public-benefit organisations regularly use OpenCorporates data as part of investigations into illicit activity. Below is an exciting case study illustrating how 6 Degree Intelligence have combined our data with other datasets to reduce investigation time, and to provide cross-jurisdictional insight in financial crime and modern slavery investigations. “With OpenCorporates data and … Continue reading Case study: 6 Degree Intelligence cuts investigation time down to a fraction using OpenCorporates data

Unlocking US company data: Washington forges ahead where others lag behind

US Company Data State of the Nation 2020

The US is the most important and vibrant business market in the world. Yet fundamental information about the millions of companies powering its economy is very hard to access as data – making it difficult to understand: what companies exist, who are they connected to and what do they do? Our new report ‘US Company … Continue reading Unlocking US company data: Washington forges ahead where others lag behind