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Kompany.com Extends its Service to Cover US Company Filings

kompany.com extends its service to cover US company filings, now connecting commercial registers in 80 jurisdictions kompany.com announced its US market launch during the Collision conference in Las Vegas on 5th May 2015.  Including the US, kompany now connects commercial and business registers in over 80 countries and jurisdictions via its API platform BREX.io. kompany offers the only cross-border live-search, instant business ... Read More »

Australia: Metadata is Personal Data

The Australian Privacy Commissioner has ruled that telco metadata on the phone calls a person receives and sends is ‘personal information’ and therefore access rights apply. The requester, a journalist, wanted access to all the metadata information Telstra, a telecom company, had stored about him in relation to his mobile phone service, including (but not limited to) cell tower logs, ... Read More »

CRIF launches iCRIF Business Information Platform in Austria

​iCRIF, CRIF’s business information service, has been launched in Austria.  iCRIF offers flexible business information and financial reports. Providing different types of report, iCRIF supports clients in turning data into insight, helping them make informed decisions and develop business strategies. The online platform has been specifically developed to meet the needs of SMEs and individuals who would like to search ... Read More »

Creditreform ‘Firmenwissen’ Updates Company Profiles Daily

Creditreform ‘Firmenwissen’ is updating three million company profiles of companies located in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg on a daily basis. In addition company profiles will now include the names of persons holding a power of attorney within a company (Prokurist).   Search capabilities now include names of persons who hold a power of attorney within a company and search by legal ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes 360kompany GmbH as a Full Member

kompany provides easy and instant access to international business background information for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and business professionals around the globe. For its website www.kompany.com it has established solid partnerships with over 20 providers and government agencies and offers a wide array of products covering more than 21 million companies in 25 countries with instant access to more ... Read More »

Company Information Portal kompany Receives $2.5M Investment

kompany, the Austrian based Internet Start-up that provides easy access to verified international business information, raises fresh capital for expansion and expects operating break-even in 2014 Over the past two years, kompany.com has revolutionized the market for company information with real-time data solutions.  The 3rd funding round was lead by existing shareholder LIVAG GmbH of Industrialist Norbert Zimmermann (Berndorf AG) ... Read More »

ABC – The B2B Suppliers’ Search Engine for Europe

ABC Germany, a German B2B supplier search engines, was sold by BISNODE to the Dutch Avant Invest B.V. in June of 2012.  Little is known about ABC’s progress under the new ownership.  The ABC website lacks transparency, an essential element in business transactions. ABC advertises the following product lines as per the ABC website. ABC for Sales:  As a sales ... Read More »

Meet RATINGPLATFORM – An Initiative Supported by EACRA

RATINGPLATFORM has been created to provide a unique global platform for ratings and assessments from high-reputable qualified sources. It is an initiative supported by the European Association of Credit Rating Agencies (“EACRA”) and has therefore European roots. Given the international environment for CRAs, where new legislation is being implemented in several countries and regions, RATINGPLATFORM’s target is to provide guidance ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member KSV1870

    Kreditschutzverband von 1870 is Austria’s largest association for the protection of creditors and protects the interests of its approx. 22.000 members in cases of bankruptcy. KSV1870 Holding AG As internal service provider for the KSV1870 Group, all service facilities are brought together here. KSV1870 Information GmbH provides business and private information, perfectly tailored to meet your personal needs. ... Read More »

Arvato (Bertelsmann) Acquires Gothia Financial Group

The Bertelsmann subsidiary Arvato AG is acquiring Gothia Financial Group headquartered in Norway and thereby combining its financial services activities.  The combination with its subsidiary Arvato Infoscore as a nucleus makes Arvato Europe’s number 3 in the fast growing field of Business Information and Financial Services with a combined revenue of more than EUR 500 million.  Arvato and Herkules Capital, ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Compass Group Austria

  Compass Group is a family owned Austrian group of companies which prides itself to convert data into information enabling its customers to use this information to generate knowledge in business transactions.  Compass provides a wide range of business information services:  Company, marketing and supplier information. Compass-Verlag GmbH Matznergasse 17 A-1140 Wien,  Austria www. http://www.compass.at/index.php Read More »

BISNODE’s EuroContactPool Adds Austrian Data

EuroContactPool, has announced the addition of Austrian business data.   The inclusion of data on 100 per cent of Austrian registered companies and 95 per cent of non-registered proprietorships will fuel the growth of EuroContactPool, which now covers 26 million contacts in 16 countries. The Austrian data provides details on 630,000 named executives in 615,000 companies.  The in‑depth information includes: contact ... Read More »

Bisnode Announces the Closing of WerLiefertWas (WLW) Divestment

Bisnode sold WLW to the private equity firm Paragon Partners. WLW, which offers online search services for companies, has a leading market position in the German-speaking countries.  The company, founded in 1932, has around 200 employees and is headquartered in Hamburg. Bisnode acquired WLW in 2008 and in 2010 the company posted revenue of EUR 31.1 million. Source: Bisnode Press ... Read More »