Corporate confidentiality, company relationships, and why this ‘competitive advantage’ is anti-competitive

Last week OpenCorporates was in Basel at the Financial Stability Board's workshop on Global Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) for corporate entities, as a member of the advisory panel. It's worth giving a sentence or two's background here for those who aren't familiar with this – and that's probably everyone who's not part of the global financial … Continue reading Corporate confidentiality, company relationships, and why this ‘competitive advantage’ is anti-competitive

OpenCorporates: The directors’ cut

One of the most often requested features for OpenCorporates, especially by journalists, is for us to extract information about the directors and officers for the over 35 million companies we've opened up. And as Alex Howard reported on O'Reilly Radar last week, that feature is now live (we also gave a sneak peak during our presentation at … Continue reading OpenCorporates: The directors’ cut

The OpenCorporates principles: What we do and how we do it

From the beginning it's been our goal that OpenCorporates isn't just another business data service. We've got no interest in being a more modern Bloomberg or Dun & Bradstreet – the goal here is not improve on what they do, but to use open data to transform society's ability to understand, to map out, and influence the … Continue reading The OpenCorporates principles: What we do and how we do it