From company register to standardized open data, our processes explained – Part 2: Analysis

This is the second of our behind-the-scenes series of data-focused blog posts intended to help explain what happens when we introduce a new company jurisdiction to OpenCorporates. In the previous blog post we discussed how we find new sources of company data & choose the most appropriate one. In this, Part 2, we’re covering Analysis … Continue reading From company register to standardized open data, our processes explained – Part 2: Analysis

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: France (10 million companies)

Enfin! Back in January 2017, OpenCorporates quietly started publishing France company data in "beta" mode. We're now formally announcing it after completing further work to allow us to process daily updates. It is thanks to the persistence, effort, and hard-work from open data advocates both inside and outside government that French companies are now available as open … Continue reading New jurisdiction: France (10 million 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)

A corporate structure for the public benefit and the long term

  TL;DR OpenCorporates has come a long way in the past 6 years, and is increasingly core infrastructure for the corporate world, not to mention an essential tool for journalists, investigators, NGOs and governments. It’s time to ensure that its corporate structure reflects and safeguards that position, ensuring it will always act in the public … Continue reading A corporate structure for the public benefit and the long term