New jurisdiction: Ukraine (1,526,000 companies)

The addition of Ukraine to OpenCorporates marks a couple of minor milestones - it’s the 125th jurisdiction, and we’ve now passed 135 million companies too. The data for Ukraine comes from its company register, Uniform State Register of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Public Associations (USR), published as open data in XML format by National … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Ukraine (1,526,000 companies)

New jurisdiction: Greece (1,365,000 companies)

With just under 1.4 million companies, Greece becomes OpenCorporate’s 124th jurisdiction. This data comes from Greece’s General Electronic Commercial Registry (GECR), known locally as Γ.Ε.ΜΗ. or GEMI. Data attributes Some details of the fields available in OpenCorporates in this dataset: Company Number Company Name Alternative Name - Trading Name Company Type Current Status Registered Address … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Greece (1,365,000 companies)

New jurisdiction: Curaçao (130,000 companies)

We're pleased to announce that we've just added company data from Curaçao to OpenCorporates. Around 130,000 companies have been added, using data from Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry. This also makes it our 123rd jurisdiction. Curaçao is located in the Dutch Caribbean region, just north of the Venezuelan coast, and it’s one of the … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Curaçao (130,000 companies)

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

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

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

British PM gets it: good business requires good, open data

Today, at the Open Government Partnership meeting in London, David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister, has announced that the UK government is going to make the new register of company beneficial ownership public. This is great news, because it shows the very top of the UK government understands what OpenCorporates has been saying for some time: that … Continue reading British PM gets it: good business requires good, open data

Understanding corporate networks. Part 1: Control via equity

What is a corporate network? Is it the same as a corporate hierarchy,  company tree, or a conglomerate? What do we really mean when we talk about 'Barclays', 'IBM' or 'BP'? As we've explained previously, a modern corporation (even a small one) is actually a complex network of related legal entities connected together in a … Continue reading Understanding corporate networks. Part 1: Control via equity