Strata keynote: The irresistible rise of White Box Data

To coincide with our launch of OpenCorporates' new White Paper, The White Box Revolution – on how Black Box Data is being replaced with transparent, well-defined data with open IDs – our co-founder and CEO, Chris Taggart, last week presented a keynote at Strata EU, Europe's largest big data conference. Entitled the Irresistible Rise of … Continue reading Strata keynote: The irresistible rise of White Box Data

Slovakia companies added to OpenCorporates

Our latest company register dataset to be added to OpenCorporates is Slovakia, making it our 116th jurisdiction. This adds over 120,000 companies to the site – both active and dissolved, bringing our global coverage to just under 109 million companies. The data we are publishing covers: Company Number Company Name Alternative Company Name (where available) Company Status (where available) Company Type … Continue reading Slovakia companies added to OpenCorporates

OpenGazettes – Digitising Government Gazettes For A Data-driven Age

OpenCorporates is thrilled to announce the launch of a new project: OpenGazettes - which will open up government gazettes, aggregating them across multiple countries and enabling  powerful searches into the unstructured and rich seam of corporate events information contained in them. With a 300 year-old legacy Gazettes are generally recognized as the public record for … Continue reading OpenGazettes – Digitising Government Gazettes For A Data-driven Age

Visualising Hebden Bridge businesses with OpenCorporates data

A map showing the distribution of businesses in Hebden Bridge

This post originally appeared on the author's blog. I've recently been getting involved in the Open Data movement through association with ODI Leeds, where I spend some of my working week as a co-worker. I'm the sort of person who learns by doing, so I've been on the look out for a project which would give … Continue reading Visualising Hebden Bridge businesses with OpenCorporates data

New API version released: corporate networks, accounts, and more

We're proud to announce that version 0.3 of the OpenCorporates API is now live, with many, many new features, improvements (and even a few bug fixes). Along the way, we've also given it a visual refresh: The major improvements are: Access to corporate networks – our open corporate network work is truly ground-breaking, and providing … Continue reading New API version released: corporate networks, accounts, and more

Understanding corporate networks. Part 4: how we record the data

In parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series, we explored the complex world of corporate control, and how it is described in various regulations. We found that a company may control other companies in many different ways, from majority and minority share holdings to contractual relationships. At OpenCorporates we believe corporate control data is the cornerstone of a … Continue reading Understanding corporate networks. Part 4: how we record the data

Understanding corporate networks. Part 3: where’s the data?

What is a subsidiary? What do we mean by control? In Part 2 of this series on understanding corporate networks, I explored these questions and how they are answered by regulatory regimes around the world. It's one thing to define "control" in the regulations and accounting standards; however, without disclosure, we can't begin to map corporate … Continue reading Understanding corporate networks. Part 3: where’s the data?