Israel Companies added to OpenCorporates

Hot on the heels of Montana (US) comes Israel, making it the 112th jurisdiction of company registries to be added to OpenCorporates. This adds around 360,000 companies registered with the Israel Corporations Authority to the site – both active and dissolved. The data we are initially publishing covers: Company Number Company Name (currently only available … Continue reading Israel Companies added to OpenCorporates

Montana (US) companies added to OpenCorporates

Please welcome Montana (US) as the 111th jurisdiction of company registries to be added to OpenCorporates, and 48th out of 50 of the United States of America. This adds over 300,000 companies to the site - both active and dissolved. The data we are publishing covers: Company Number Company Name Company Status Company Type Incorporation … Continue reading Montana (US) 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

Introducing OpenCorporates Advanced Search – more powerful than ever before

We’re proud to announce that there is now a more powerful way to search for company data on OpenCorporates. With now over 87 million companies in OpenCorporates, there are frequently many similarly named companies, and it can be sometimes a challenge to find the correct one. Well, now we’ve taken a significant step in solving this … Continue reading Introducing OpenCorporates Advanced Search – more powerful than ever before

Weekly StandUp #6: What Happened at OpenCorporates

This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission! Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping…. from the Data team (Peter & Shyam) This week, we scraped alcohol licenses from Virginia, Michigin, Illinois and business … Continue reading Weekly StandUp #6: What Happened at OpenCorporates

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

Another UK company data milestone: Accounts as open data

Update: In record time we've starting importing Companies House XBRL data, and extracting the key financial figures from it (you can also click through to the underlying accounts themselves). It will take a few days for this to appear on all filing companies (about 60% of companies have filed XBRL accounts): This morning at 10am, … Continue reading Another UK company data milestone: Accounts as open data

Open company data on the rise: featuring G8, World Bank, EITI…

This month has been a good month for open corporate data, with a number of significant developments, all of them positive, and OpenCorporates is proud to have played a significant part in many of them. First, and perhaps most exciting for us has been the launch of the Open Company Data Index, supported by the World Bank … Continue reading Open company data on the rise: featuring G8, World Bank, EITI…

What makes a good company register? Part 1: The public purpose

This is the first in a series of posts on company registers – why they exist, what they should do, and how they should do it, based on OpenCorporates' interactions with over 70 of them. Over the past six months, we've been asked again and again: What does a good company register look like – what … Continue reading What makes a good company register? Part 1: The public purpose

Guest Post: Data Sketching With the OpenCorporates API

Tony Hirst, a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Systems at The Open University, and author of the OUseful.info blog has been using the OpenCorporates API for some time. Here's a review of some of his experiments. Looking back over my datajunkie notes, I may only have been using the OpenCorporates API since March … Continue reading Guest Post: Data Sketching With the OpenCorporates API