From company register to standardized open data, our processes explained – Part 1: Scouting for data

OpenCorporates’ mission is to be able to list every company in the world, using only public sources to provide full transparency and provenance. In order to achieve this, the OpenCorporates Data team works constantly to expand its coverage of jurisdictions where companies can be registered (120 and counting so far!), whilst maintaining a rigorous set … Continue reading From company register to standardized open data, our processes explained – Part 1: Scouting for data

Texas companies added to OpenCorporates

As previously mentioned, we've been working hard getting Texas company data into OpenCorporates. We are pleased to announce that our testing is complete, and the "Lone Star" state becomes the 117th jurisdiction to be added to OpenCorporates, and 49th out of 50 US states. Texas is the 2nd largest US state by both land area and population, … Continue reading Texas companies added to OpenCorporates

Going to IODC? Help us design the Global Beneficial Ownership Register

Grand corruption is a networked problem; to fight it we need a networked solution, and nowhere is this more true than who controls and benefits from companies. The Global Beneficial Ownership Register will tackle this, by collecting and linking together beneficial ownership datasets and self-disclosed corporate data. By doing this, it will enable investigators and … Continue reading Going to IODC? Help us design the Global Beneficial Ownership Register

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

Anti-Corruption Day: 164 seconds you need to watch today

Today is Anti-Corruption Day. I've been following the #breakthechain hashtag on twitter which has a plethora of tweets from different corners of the world talking about corruption, the damage it does to society and what communities are doing to combat it. As the world's largest open database of companies in the world, we are pleased that … Continue reading Anti-Corruption Day: 164 seconds you need to watch today

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