OpenCorporates: the largest open database of the corporate world

OpenCorporates is a database which aims to gather information on all the companies in the world. The database currently offers information on 50 million companies in 65 different jurisdictions.

You want to know more about Nike, Facebook and McDonald's? OpenCorporates aims to do a straightforward (though big) thing: have a URL for every company in the world.

OpenCorporates is probably the largest open database of companies in the world. You can search more than 84 million companies and directors from all jurisdictions. If you are an investigative journalist, researcher, an activist or simply a curious citizen you can dive into the incredible amounts of data released by OpenCorporates and download it under Open Database license.

You can query OpenCorporates from the homepage, use the API, or download the data to include it into your research or website.

Information that can be found on OpenCorporates includes a company's incorporation date, its registered addresses and its registry page, as well as a list of directors and officers.

Government data relating to the companies featured on the database is also being imported.

The website also shows corporate groupings, to help you see which other companies are connected to the one you are investigating.

First published on July 10, 2015

Last updated on June 2, 2020

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