Legal entities: Building blocks of the modern world

Since OpenCorporates was founded ten years ago, we have been laser focused on providing high-quality and provenanced legal entity data for all. In the early years, many people struggled to understand our fixation on legal entities. They were accustomed to using legacy data providers which identified companies by their addresses, names or other ill-defined identifiers. … Continue reading Legal entities: Building blocks of the modern world

A brief history of shell companies: must read for company data wonks

Here at OpenCorporates, we really care about official company data – and getting this data right means we need to know a lot about the nature of legal entities, what a company is, and what its legal personality actually means, particularly in a world where companies are ever increasing in number, speed and complexity. Every … Continue reading A brief history of shell companies: must read for company data wonks