OpenCorporates hits 90 million companies… plus news on data quality

Last week, OpenCorporates reached another minor milestone, as we hit 90 million companies. That's a long way from the 3 million companies we started with 4 years ago, and yet we're not finished yet. In fact, we've got several more jurisdictions (totalling several million more companies) going through our data quality checks at the moment, and … Continue reading OpenCorporates hits 90 million companies… plus news on data quality

STOP PRESS: UK Companies House to go fully open

We've praised UK Companies House many times in the past couple of years, for using good identifiers, opening up director data, even company accounts, but now there's even more reason. Today, the UK Government has announced that it going to fully open up all its data, and making it available free of charge (it is already … Continue reading STOP PRESS: UK Companies House to go fully open

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