Understanding small companies: Why you need data from official sources

Understanding the universe of small companies that exists is critical for most organisations – especially financial services firms. Core business functions like customer due diligence and credit risk checks rely on it. Yet because the company data landscape is fractured, this makes it difficult to know what companies exist – and not all data sources … Continue reading Understanding small companies: Why you need data from official sources

Press Release: OpenCorporates appoints new CEO to strengthen its leadership in transparent company data

Sarah Arana-Morton succeeds founder Chris Taggart, as OpenCorporates targets ambitious growth in emerging transparent company data market London, August 2, 2021  OpenCorporates, the go-to foundational source of reliable, transparent and real-time company data, has appointed its Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Arana-Morton, as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Arana-Morton succeeds Chris Taggart, the company’s founder … Continue reading Press Release: OpenCorporates appoints new CEO to strengthen its leadership in transparent company data

Confidence in an uncertain market

What is the one word that best characterises the company data market?  Uncertainty.  Traditional company data providers are increasingly consolidating – with acquisitions, buyouts and IPOs happening frequently. We observed this trend back in 2017, and recent examples suggest it has only accelerated: Moody’s Corporation acquired credit data provider Cortera in February 2021 Dun & Bradstreet … Continue reading Confidence in an uncertain market

[Infographic] OpenCorporates: By the Numbers

Company data is essential for you to understand the organisations you buy from or work with – and to create a trusted business environment. That’s why OpenCorporates is fast becoming the world’s foundational source of company data.  Since we were founded 10 years ago, our database has grown to cover much of the world, and … Continue reading [Infographic] OpenCorporates: By the Numbers

Company data at scale: when to use an API or a whole dataset in bulk? (Or both)

The ability to search for company data record-by-record is invaluable, but what about when you need the data at scale – such as to automate workflows, underpin a tech platform or connect it with other datasets? Whilst some company registries are still in the business of providing company data on CDs (anybody remember those?), two … Continue reading Company data at scale: when to use an API or a whole dataset in bulk? (Or both)

New jurisdiction: Belarus (1.3 million companies)

Belarus is our latest addition to OpenCorporates’ database of companies, making it jurisdiction #122. We’ve added 1.3 million companies of which around 320,000 are registered companies, and just under 1 million sole-trader / entrepreneur (Предприниматель) registrations, many of which are historical records. The data is sourced from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Belarus (1.3 million companies)

Bolivia companies added to OpenCorporates

We’re pleased to announce Bolivia as our first South American jurisdiction to be added to OpenCorporates. Around 170,000 companies have been added, using data from Fundempresa, the non-profit concessionaire running the company registry database and website website, under contract to the Registro de Comercio in Bolivia. This also makes it our 121st jurisdiction. The data … Continue reading Bolivia companies added to OpenCorporates

Moldova Companies added to OpenCorporates

UPDATE: As of 2017, Moldovan companies are registered by the Public Services Agency and the open data files are provided by the Moldova e-Governance Agency. Moldova is the 113th jurisdiction of company registries to be added to OpenCorporates. This adds around 190,000 companies from the Moldova State Register of Legal Entities, published as an open dataset … Continue reading Moldova Companies added to OpenCorporates

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