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Marketing Week

What would Brexit mean for marketers

With the EU referendum just seven weeks away, Marketing Week explores the impact Brexit could have on growth, talent, regulation and ‘Brand Britain’.

Financial Times

Foreigners at the helm of one in five UK tech groups

The number of foreign entrepreneurs founding or leading technology businesses in the UK has reached its highest level since the start of the decade, highlighting how international talent is helping to develop the British tech sector.

The Daily Telegraph

Fast-growing firms are helping Britain shine on the world stage

Britain’s manufacturing, technology, construction and creative industries are thriving, generating real economic growth and helping the UK to shine on the world stage, according to the latest analysis of UK-based fast-growth firms.

Maserati 100

DueDil CEO Damian Kimmelman named in Maserati 100

Maserati and the Centre for Entrepreneurs announced the ‘Maserati 100’ index of Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and ascending entrepreneurs, who are supporting the next generation of business talent.


Fintech: Is DueDil a Bloomberg for the private markets?

"It sounds like the UK is the testing ground for what might become a much bigger and more international business, although sceptics say DueDil will struggle to expand, as few countries have anything like the data requirements that private entities have to provide in the UK."

The Daily Telegraph

Britain: a nation of makers, techies and job creators

"UK manufacturing is back in vogue, small firms are trouncing corporate Britain at job creation, and tech firms are booming, according to a new analysis of the UK's top 1,000 private firms"


The fintech entrepreneurs reshaping finance

"London is strutting its stuff as a world centre for fintech innovation to rival Silicon Valley and New York. The first-stage disruptors, challengers and innovators are now established and growing. Government and regulators want to build a better financial system and see technology as the key."

The Daily Telegraph

Half of Dragons' Den Investments Fall Through After the Show

"Fewer than half the successful pitches on BBC hit show Dragons’ Den ever saw a penny of investment, new research has found.ADVERTISING In an analysis of all 143 businesses that successfully won cash on the show between series 1 and 11, just £5.8m of the £13m pledged was ever invested."

City AM

UK Becoming a Tech Nation Led by London Boom

"Brits working in the digital and technology sectors now account for 7.5 per cent of the entire UK workforce, some 1.46m people. Tech is the country’s fastest-growing occupation category."

London Loves Business

These are the 50 hottest fintech companies in Europe

"Fintech - financial technology - is the segment of the tech scene that’s got traditional banks quaking in their boots.Certain fintech start-ups have grown super-fast and snatched market share in areas like international money tranfers, loans and investment management."

Founders Grid

50 London Startups You Absolutely Must Know About

"Brain power, funding options, and the favourable business environment made London one of the top European cities for startups – some might even say it is the place to go.Here are 50 startups you must absolutely know about; up-and-coming or perfectly established, they all come with that distinct London flavour."

The Times

Are Small Businesses Losing Out in credit ratings lottery?

"Gavin Wise found himself inundated with orders in the volatile aftermath of the financial crisis, but even that apparently happy state of affairs came with problems. As a supplier to high street “fast fashion” chains, the founder of Webwear was wary about working with retailers that might go under before he’d even had a chance to invoice them..."

The Times

Mid-market firms driving long-term economic expansion

Business is booming [for Fredericks] and revenues grew by an average of almost 30 per cent a year for the past four years, propelling it into the top 100 fastest-growing mid-market companies in the UK, a new list compiled by Investec and DueDil, a financial data company.

The Times

Four-year test gives a clue to big achievers

Compiling a list of the 100 fastest- growing, mid-market private companies is no easy task. Investec teamed up with DueDil, a technology company that organises data about private companies, to create the list based on a few key criteria.

Biz Report

Presenteeism' becoming a thing of the past as technology enables working from home

'Working from home, or other locations, is driven from employers as much as employees,' commented Damian Kimmelman, founder and CEO of business information and intelligence firm DueDil. "'Offices are really expensive, if you can build trust with your employees you can reduce costs while offering freedom. It's a win-win situation'.

Business Insider UK

The 50 Coolest People In UK Tech

DueDil makes company and account information easy to find and buy online. The site was launched back in 2011 by serial entrepreneur Damian Kimmelman... DueDil has gone on to raise $22 million in the last two years. Some of the money raised will be used to bring DueDil's core product to more countries around the world.


Innovations in Wealth Management Technology Awards 2014

Automation is also occurring on the institutional side, which is more palatable to financial institutions. FundApps in London, for example, automates the management of regulatory disclosure and disclosure for investment funds. The due diligence process is also being automated by the likes of DueDil.

Tech Crunch

The Official Speaker List For TechCrunch Disrupt EU: London 2014

Today on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, Taavet Hinrikus from TransferWise, Damian Kimmelman from DueDil, and Jeff Lynn from Seedrs took the stage to talk about the state of fintech startups in London. These companies took us through the current landscape, regulatory issues, and why it’s a good time to build a fintech startup in Europe.

The Times

From Tunbridge Wells to China, the clothes store leading a mid-sized surge

Too many people default to talking about the FTSE 100 as if it’s a genuine proxy for the economy," says DueDil CEO Damian Kimmelman. "A mid-market index is an index for the real economy. The Investec Mid-market Index (MMI) will become a tool for policy-makers, economists and the media, and deepen public understanding of what’s really going on.


Frost Brooks Completes Significant Capital Investment For The World’s Leading Online Provider Of Business Valuations BizEquity

Examples of companies in parallel areas, which have had great success in using online algorithms and methodologies include credit scoring market leader Experian, Zoopla, the online property valuation portal that earlier this year listed at a value of close to £1 billion, recently launched DueDil, which is now the largest source of private company information in the UK and Ireland and Nutmeg Wealth Management.

The New Statesman

Immigration policy is holding back the UK's tech boom

According to research conducted by business intelligence company Duedil and the Centre for Entrepreneurs, companies founded or co-founded by migrant entrepreneurs total 14.5 per cent of all UK businesses and employ 1.16m people around the country.

Daily Mirror

Who's the business? Our amazing map shows the biggest firm in your county

Company research firm DueDil searched thousands of company records to find the largest firm by turnover in every county and metropolitan area in the UK. Matthew Rock, DueDil editor-in-chief, said: 'What you see in this business map of Britain is a tapestry of talent, a blend of old and new companies, foreign-owned and home-grown, traditional industries and the cutting edge'.

Financial Times

Record funding for London tech start-ups

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this “Underlying the data, is that technology is growing and attracting more investment worldwide,” said Eileen Burbidge, a partner at Passion Capital, a prolific London-based venture group that has invested in local start ups including DueDil, Thread and GoCardless.

Elite Business magazine

Credit where it's due

The value is not in the data; it's in the information and insight that's achieved from that. LinkedIn doesn't sell people's profiles, it sells the discovery. It sells the tools on top of the data. And we've taken a very similar approach

The Guardian

Late payments – how to minimise the impact on your business

“If your customer is another business, you also need to check the creditworthiness of the company and its directors. A great, low-cost way to do this is through business information service DueDil, which I have used occasionally.”

Credit Management (print magazine)

Mind over matter: interview with Damian Kimmelman

DueDil is more than simply an aggregator of data, although Damian acknowledges this is one part of the model. The clever bit, however, is in understanding the purpose of the data, and what action needs to be taken as,0 a result.

SME Insider

New Startup Manifesto seeks to turn UK into global business hub

“Damian Kimmelman, Founder and CEO DueDil, described the manifesto as 'brilliant,' 'imaginative' and 'concise,' adding: 'The Startup Manifesto should be compulsory reading in the corridors of power and in communities across Britain. If adopted, these recommendations would give us the edge we’ll need in a hyper-competitive global economy'.”

Tech City News

Innovate Finance to bring radical transformation to Britain's fintech sector

"As further validation that British fintech has come of age, a new trade body has been announced to promote the UK's rapidly growing fintech sector. Innovate Finance was launched at fintech accelerator Level39 by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne... Member organisations cover a range of fintech sectors and include TransferWise, DueDil and Nutmeg."


Europe's hottest startups 2014: London

"Launched in 2011, DueDil is a business- information tool that provides information on private companies and directors. Last March it raised $17m in series B funding and has doubled in size in the last 12 months. In 2013 it introduced its subscription services and now has more than 50,000 paying customers, generating six-figure monthly revenues. New versions of its API allow for improved search capabilities on the nine million companies it holds info on."

Tech Crunch

UK Prime Minister Holds First Ever Startup Pitch At Number 10 Downing Street

"UK Prime Minister David Cameron played host to the first ever tech startup pitch event on a hot summer day at his residence yesterday, entertaining 10 high-growth tech companies, venture capitalists and angel investors. This was the equivalent of holding a pitch event at The White House."

Private Eye

HP Sauce

"And what of the impoverished start-ups they [Downing Street] picked [for Pitch 10]? These include Mimecast, which already has around $90m in funding, and Swiftkey, with $20m in the bag. Certivox has raised more than $17m, and Transferwise and DueDil have quite a few existing backers, too."

Huffington Post

Three Reasons to Cheer for Companies House

"This announcement actually makes our life better because it allows us to move on to the more important issues of contextualising that information, linking it together, helping people to analyse it, and making it useful."

Silicon Real TV

Interview with Damian Kimmelman, founder, DueDil

"Damian's passion is private companies and the myriad amounts of data they contain that is both hard to find and extremely valuable. He has positioned DueDil to be the gateway to that information in the UK because as he says, "Public companies are boring."


DueDil founder: public markets are boring

"Public markets have become boring because there is so much information available to both buyers and sellers, says Damian Kimmelman, CEO of DueDil, speaking at Wired Money."

Nutmeg lève 32 millions de dollars

"Mais cette société n’est pas la seule sur le créneau de la finance en ligne à grandir au coeur de la City londonienne. On pense par exemple à Transferwise, DueDil, ou Zopa."

Daily Telegraph

Tech city shows the value of immigration

"Companies founded or co-founded by migrant entrepreneurs total 14.5 per cent, or one in seven of all UK companies, according to research conducted by business intelligence company Duedil and the Centre for Entrepreneurs."

The Royal Society/SVC2UK

The Science 50

"The Royal Society, in partnership with the Science Museum and Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) is monitoring a growing list of 375 ‘’fast growth’ Science Based companies. This is the just beginning – we plan to watch this list over time and provide regular updates of the Science 50."


Top 25 Hottest London Start-Ups

"Duedil aggregates company information from Companies House, credit ratings agencies and other sources from 22 countries and provides it for free or through a subscription service or API. Received seed funding from Passion Capital and angels. In March it raised a further $17 million from Oak Investment Partners, Passion Capital and Notion Capital, bringing total funding to $22 million."

Event magazine

London Technology Week: mid-week round-up

"The four speakers came from business search website Due Dil, holiday rental site House Trip, e-tailer Secret Sales and online loan marketplace Funding Circle and spoke about how they have cultivated the London tech landscape to raise more than £150m between them."

Daily Telegraph

Vince Cable praises migrant entrepreneurs

"Damian Kimmelman, serial entrepreneur and founder of business information platform DueDil, also received the International Entrepreneur of the Year accolade."

Yahoo News

Five must-visit events during London Technology Week

"The London Technology Week Special of the Tech Founder Talks will... It will feature a panel discussion from five of London's most successful startups comprising Hailo, Funding Circle, Housetrip, Duedil and Secret Sales, who have raised over £220 million between them and could be an interesting one for some tips"


Serial entrepreneur Shakil Khan on the future of cryptocurrencies

"Shakil Khan is an investor in BitPay, Spotify, SecondMarket, Top10, Duedil and YPlan. A serial entrepreneur, he was part of the founding team at, and he recently founded bitcoin news site CoinDesk. caught up with him before his Q&A talk at Wired Money on 1 July."

Tech City News

Presenting the next print magazine

"In this issue we celebrate the contribution of migrant entrepreneurs to Britain’s tech scene. American Damian Kimmelman, founder of DueDil, is our cover star for this issue. Having just raised an impressive £17m series B funding round, DueDil show no signs of slowing."

Tech City News

Presenting the next print magazine

"American Damian Kimmelman, founder of DueDil, is our cover star for this issue. Having just raised an impressive £17m series B funding round, DueDil show no signs of slowing."

Tech City News

4 emerging themes that excite me as an investor

"At Playfair, we’re bullish on this theme [large-scale data-driven software]. We were the first backers of DueDil (the data backbone of business), and have invested in the likes of OP3Nvoice (the API to search for audio/video) and 3Sourcing/PeopleGraph (the search engine/API for people)."


Explore the full Wired Money agenda

"Wired Money will bring together the new breed of startups taking on the incumbents and the bold thinkers rewriting the rules of money -- from digital currencies and online reputation to mobile money and digital wallets."

Hot Topics

What wait to give back?

"Piggy-backing on the API’s of LinkedIn and Duedil allows Founders4Schools to drive their costs down to pretty much zero for providing the service. Founders4School’s service allows teachers to contact a founder for free because there are no costs associated with locating the founder."


Seven more speakers announced for Wired Money 2014

"The next batch of speakers have been confimed for Wired Money, the one-day summit tackling data democratisation and borderless finance, on 1 July... Newly confirmed speakers include... 
Damian Kimmelman, internet entrepreneur and founder of financial data company DueDil, the largest source of free private company information in the UK and Ireland."

World Finance

MP Matthew Hancock fails to justify Silicon Roundabout | Video

"If you calculate the average turnover per company, £247,000 for Tech City, whereas Cambridge had £1.54mn per company. Just based on that raw data (provided by DueDil), wouldn’t you say that Cambridge in many ways is more effective in driving the economy forward?"

The Economist

Everything to play for

"The Economist has crunched the numbers for 34 clubs that played in the top division between 1996 and 2014. The link between the amount spent on wages and the number of points won is strong (see chart)."


Magnificent migrants helping the UK economy grow

"Damian Kimmelman, founder and chief executive of DueDill states that his experience as a company boss is that, 'migrant entrepreneurs are hyper-productive, net contributors to the UK economy'."

ampp3d (Daily Mirror)

How Caffe Nero paid £0 tax on £21.2m profit

"According to the letter, Caffe Nero made a profit of £21.1 million in profits, yet paid nothing in Corporation tax, which here in the UK stands at 21% for companies with profits above £1.5 million."

Daily Telegraph

Get-rich-quick property seminars make a comeback

"Vanessa Warwick, founder of property community Property Tribes, said: 'Put the company or individual's name into Google, followed by 'scam' to see what comes up. You can also use to check a company's financial health and research its directors' track records'."

CBR Online

London tech scene faces talent shortage, says trade group

"London is suffering a chronic shortage of talent exacerbated by tight migration laws for skilled overseas workers, according to Tech London Advocates (TLA)... Among the companies questioned about recruitment were business information company DueDil."

Breitbart London

Intelligent' UKIP poster parody actually backs UKIP's position... if you bother reading the report

"The Centre for Entrepreneurs (A Legatum Institute organisation) and DueDil report that 14 percent of all UK companies are formed by foreign nationals. This, the Twittersphere claims, trashes UKIP's poster claiming that jobs are stolen by foreigners, not created by them. This assumes that most/many/all? of these companies actually include anyone but the founder. But even if they do, where do these foreign nationals come from?"

Daily Telegraph

A free European market can give Britain the talent it needs

"... the commercial opportunities afforded by the free movement of people and capital is one of its [the EU's] strengths not weaknesses. Last month, research from the Centre for Entrepreneurs think-tank and fintech pioneer DueDil showed that one in seven UK companies have been founded by migrants."


Could DueDil's Latest API Update Make CRM Systems More Reliable?

"The v3 DueDil API turns the CRM problem on its head, by enabling customers to embed – and then automatically update – the UK and Ireland’s largest source of private company information (9 million UK companies and 15 million directors) inside their operations."

Elite Business magazine

A brave new world

“Among the business community, there is an understanding that migrants are often very productive people,” comments Matthew Rock, editor-in-chief at Duedil. “I think what happens though, in the public realm of popular newspaper and news agenda on radio and TV, is that something changes and much more suspicion and doubt enters into the argument.”

Financial Times

London's patchwork of tech success

“Data from Companies House, compiled by DueDil, shows that 8,745 businesses in the technology and services sector were created in the past three years in SE1, the postcode for Southwark, more than double the 3,137 businesses created during the same period in EC2A, which contains Shoreditch.”

Management Today

The UK Needs To Hang On To Wealth Creators And Talent

“It was ironic that in the same week that I was enticed to consider leaving Britain, our think-tank, the Centre for Entrepreneurs, published a ground-breaking report into migrant entrepreneurs coming to this country. Thanks to our partner, DueDil, we showed how such immigrants are behind one in seven UK companies.”

Financial Times

Tiny drone maker lands in Facebook spotlight

“Until November 2013 Ascenta was called High Altitude Engineering. It has about £220,000 in liabilities, according to online records kept by DueDil”

Daily Telegraph

Landlords warned of 'rental guarantee' pitfalls

"If a landlord wants to opt for a rent-to-rent or guaranteed rent service, they must understand the credentials of the guarantee. Has the company a track record of running this scheme? What is their financial health? This can be ascertained free of charge from a site like”

The Argus

City magnet for foreign business people

“Brighton and Hove has become a magnet for thousands of foreign people moving here to start a business. A total of 2,915 firms have been started here by those born outside the UK, new research shows. The report by the Centre for Entrepreneurs and business data firm DueDil claims one in seven businesses now created in the UK are founded by residents born overseas.

Tech Crunch

The Rise Of The Euro Mega-Round

“ London is fighting back. A number of funding rounds have came in recently, attest to this trend, and it’s worth us taking time out for a moment to just register that ‘what just happened’ moment in three key stories… London-based company data source DueDil, which took in a $17 million in a Series B round led by Oak Investment Partners with participation from existing investors Notion Capital and Passion Capital.”

The Guardian

Ovivo Mobile goes dark, leaving thousands without connectivity

“According to Companies House records provided via Duedil, in September 2013 the company [Ovivo Mobile] had cash of £10,000 and other assets of about £6,000 but liabilities of £511,000 - giving it a negative net worth of £453,000.”

Daily Telegraph

Meet Silicon Roundabout's real reigning queen (you probably won't have heard of her)

“Through mentorship, investments, and co-working [Eileen] Burbidge is making a big impact in the UK's cosy tech world. The software engineer turned investor is one of a trio of partners atPassion Capital, a London-based venture capital firm that has invested millions of pounds in a dozens of start-ups, including Lulu (thatcontroversial app that lets women comment and rate the men they know), and innovative financial services, like TransferWise, GoCardlessand DueDil.”

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Migrant entrepreneurs prove their worth

Daily Telegraph

Here’s why migrants want to come to Britain

“DueDil’s findings are intuitively exactly what you would expect. It is no accident that the most dynamic economy in history, the United States, is entirely immigrant-based. A large part of America’s economic success comes from the new ideas, new ways of doing things, energy and determination to succeed that the newly arrived bring with them.”

City AM

Britain is in debt to a new generation of foreign entrepreneurs

“Immigrants are good for jobs. Yes, you’ve read that right: even though much of the public believes that migrants depress the labour market, the truth is that foreign entrepreneurs are actually responsible for a great number of British jobs. Without these migrants, there would actually be fewer opportunities for locals and far fewer start-ups – that is the remarkable conclusion from a report today from the Centre for Entrepreneurs and DueDil.”

Daily Telegraph

Migrant entrepreneurs driving job creation across Britain, study shows

“Migrant Entrepreneurs: Building our businesses, creating our jobs showed that migrant-founded companies are responsible for creating 14pc of all jobs among companies turning over between £1m and £200m – the small-to-medium sized enterprise (SME) sector.”

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Migrants set up one in seven firms

“Migrant entrepreneurs are behind one in seven of all UK companies, an investigation has found. According to research from the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank and business information experts DueDil, nearly half a million people from 155 countries have settled in the UK and launched businesses.”

Huffington Post

Where would we be without immigrants?

“The silence around the contribution of immigrants is mainly down to a lack of hard evidence. So yesterday we launched a report called Migrant Entrepreneurs: Building our Businesses, Creating our Jobs, with the Centre for Entrepreneurs, to examine for the first time Britain's real immigrant economics.”


Migrant entrepreneurs make 'breath-taking' contribution to UK

“There are currently 456,073 migrant entrepreneurs in the UK, representing 155 nationalities, according to a report by think-tank the Centre for Entrepreneurs and business data firm DueDil. The study found that entrepreneurial activity amongst the migrant community is nearly double that of their UK counterparts, with 17.2% of migrant workers having started their own business, compared to 10.4% of UK-born individuals.”

Strategy Eye

Business data firm DueDil picks up USD17m in latest UK tech win

“Launched in April 2011, the firm provides access to private data on companies and executives on a freemium model to help enterprise and individual customers make decisions in real-time. The firm pulls in company data from sources including Companies House including everything from stock information to mortgages and accounts, as well as data on executives ranging from their birthdates and nationalities to previous aliases.”

Gigaom; One News Page (US)

Company data intelligence firm DueDil picks up $17M for further expansion

“The cash came from existing investors Notion Capital, Passion Capital and round leader Oak Investment Partners, and it comes on top of the $5m I reported on in April last year. In those 10 months, the “real-time decision intelligence” firm said, it has gained traction among most of the FTSE 100 companies.”


Company Data Disruptor DueDil Raises $17M To Go Global

“DueDilfounder and CEO Damian Kimmelman is a fully-rounded, confident founder who has today raised a $17 million Series B financing round, led by previous investor Oak Investment Partners. The funding round was also supported by existing investors Notion Capital and Passion Capital. The new capital will be used to boost DueDil’s product and expand into new countries.”


Why is there a Doge advert in the Guardian?

“The Guardian has today given a quarter page to the Doge meme in its financial pages. According to Buzzfeed, the advert was published on behalf of DueDil, a business data company that won a Guardian Small Business Networks competition. The winning prize was an advert in the paper, and DueDil decided to use this opportunity to, err, print a Doge meme.”

The Guardian

Much confused? The mystery doge ad in the Guardian's financial pages

“[The doge] ended up in the financial pages of the paper thanks to a business data startup called DueDil, which won a competition run by the Guardian small business network. ‘We were surprised that the Guardian would let us do it,’ explains DueDil's chief executive, Damian Kimmelman. ‘We got the £50,000 [of advertising space, the prize in the competition] and we were like: ‘Oh crap, how are we going to spend this money?’ We debated, and decided on Friday we were going to do something funny. We don't really need the advertising anymore, we get enough traffic as it is’.”

The Daily Dot

Meet the CEO who put a doge meme in the Guardian

“So why did DueDil choose to use doge as their advert?... ‘We don't advertise ourselves. But maybe somebody else does. We've opened it up as a competition for a small business that wants the rest of the advertising, which is really what's in line with DueDil. If we get exposure for a small business who really could use it, then I think that would be really cool’.”

Silicon Republic

Much atenshun, many views: Doge appears in mysterious newspaper ad

“In what could prove to be a genius piece of advertising, a start-up company called DueDil had won the space in a competition run by The Guardian's own small business network. As part of its prize, the company received the ad space in the newspaper but decided to take it in a completely different direction.”


Doge Got A Quarter-Page Ad In The Guardian Today. Wow.

“Doge is one of our current favorite memes, and it's even inspired its own cryptocurrency. Now this delightful Shiba Inu has also inspired business data company DueDil to take out a mysterious quarter-page ad in the financial section of The Guardian.”

City AM

This mystery Guardian advert is the best thing to happen to dogecoin

“An unexplained advert in today's Guardian financial pages has got Twitter into a stir. The newspaper has given a quarter page to the doge meme, a joke that has gained huge popularity in recent months since its inception in 2010. Featuring a shiba inu and some nonsensical phrases ‘pls red’, ‘much 4mal’, ‘so print’, and ‘wow’, the meme plays on depicting the thoughts of a cute doge. There's no clue as to what the advert is for or who has paid for it. It may have just been used as a filler ad—for where a slot hasn't been filled.”


The 6 hottest startups in London in 2014

“[DueDil] primarily caters to startups in the U.K.—it may not even need to scale to the U.S. in order to rake in revenues... DueDil recently raised $5 million, which it will use to expand its service throughout Europe. It will focus initially on countries that tout an open-data policy.”


Six of Britain's Best Financial Technology Businesses

“The large credit reference agencies are geared up to provide data on large companies, but offer a very narrow set of analytics., however, promises much more—and can provide intelligence on a much larger number of businesses.”

FinTech City

The FinTech50 2014

“The UK, and London in particular, is really punching above its weight in the global FinTech innovation arena... DueDil is a one-stop shop for business information, intelligence and analysis.”

The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Why openness is the next frontier for business strategy

“Where there's transparency, there's trust. And, most important, there's predictability. Counter-parties can take safer, more calculated decisions. Market inefficiencies reduce. On a wider scale, open information creates markets and builds prosperity.”

Financial Times

Valley angst clouds London's tech future

“Startups: one to watch—DueDil collects, sorts and distils company information from around the web using analytics and visualisation, taking advantage of open data policies in the UK and Europe.”

Programmable Web

Open Data Now: Hottest Contenders for 2014

“Usage of XBRL [eXtensible Business Reporting Language] and data about publicly funded companies, sites like Duedil in the UK and OpenCorporates, are looking at corporate transparency. There is a lot of movement towards opening up disclosures of social and environmental impacts. It's really bringing about major changes. There's a lot of opportunities for analysis and insight.”

London Evening Standard

London tech start-ups among Europe's hottest

“It's also great to see three fintech companies [TransferWise, GoCardless and Duedil]. It goes to show that London attracts not only today's important financial players, but tomorrow's too.”


Europe's hottest startup capitals: London

“Europe is on a roll. Here are the 100 companies causing the greatest buzz, according to the local commentators, investors and entrepreneurs we surveyed.”

City A.M.

Shrinking company lifespans signify the start of the magnesium economy

“Business has been too slow for too long, says Damian Kimmelman, founder of the disruptive data business Duedil. With the internet barely 20 years old, there’s much more anarchy to come. He talks of challenger businesses moving into markets quickly, like fast-expanding suns.”

Programmable Web

Invest Europe: But Do Your DueDil First

“How can you calculate the goodwill value if, for example, you don’t have a handle on the parameters of their intellectual property? Duedil has it.”

The Telegraph

Start-ups asked to pledge equity to charity

“The Founders Pledge scheme is being led by Damian Kimmelman, director of financial information website, who said he is in talks with investors and other business owners to establish the initiative.”

Irish Times

The companies they keep

“Data provided to The Irish Times by Duedil, a company-data group, raises questions about how well the sector is regulated, with multiple directorships and companies registered to the same address.”

Business Insider

13 Hot London Startups You Need To Watch

“Duedil was founded in October 2010. It's building out a free database of information on private companies, including their financial information.”


Funding Daily: Be lazy, get millions

“The Duedil tool lists company information such as accounting data, any legal issues that company has run into, backgrounders on the directors at that company and more.”

Sky News

Investors Share Perfect Start-Up Secrets

“One of fund's investments, Duedil, is disrupting the business information market, making previously difficult to access data accessible and relevant.”

Pushing the roundabout

“Damian Kimmelmann, founder and CEO of business information and intelligence firm Duedil disagrees that London can ever truly rival California, but he says there are advantages to being in Europe.”

Your Hidden Portal

From Starbucks to the start-up across the road, why Duedil Matters

“With 20 years of financial history of UK-registered companies made easily searchable, on Duedil you will get anything from a free credit report to intellectual property records, and many business choices will become much less of a gamble.”


Stimulating demand for open data in the UK

“Open data, employed in combination with open platforms, such as APIs (Application Programming Interface), open standards and open licences, expands the network of minds and unlocks the data's latent potential.”

London Loves Business

London's top 20 Fin-Tech start-ups

“It’s a business journalist's dream. A free-to-access, database of company information that is damn easy to navigate. Duedil (a play on due diligence) aggregates information from various sources such as Companies House and credit ratings.”


Small Business Failures: How to Learn From Them

“I think one of the most important things you can do in a start-up is really learn how to make mistakes quicker and extended successes... to be able to make mistakes that won’t cost you your business and learn how to figure out what is going right.”


Startup of the Week: Duedil

“The platform — which aggregates data from sources including Companies House and credit ratings — allows users to search a business's latest accounts, shareholder structure and the background of company directors.”

The Times

How to get started as an entrepreneur

“Young people have been hit hard by the economic crisis, with youth unemployment in Britain now above 20 per cent. Starting a business is an increasingly popular alternative to trying to make it in the rat race.”

Growing Business

Cambridge Cluster shares its fast growth company data with the world

“Rich data behind Cambridge2U map has been provided by professional social network LinkedIn, business information database Duedil, the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Angels, and leading Cambridge trade bodies. Companies are displayed on the map using graphics akin to an online Monopoly board, with the number of employees within a company represented by ‘office blocks’ increasing in size according to staff numbers.”

The Telegraph

Duedil hunts for buried treasure in small businesses

“Duedil [...] has built a system which allows users to search all of a company’s information, from its latest accounts to its shareholder structure and directors’ backgrounds. What makes it different from the Companies House website is that it is free, as well as being easier to use, and allows you to refine searches and compare businesses with their rivals.”


What skills do startups really want?

“What skills are startups looking for in a new hire? In terms of job areas, 33 percent of vacancies are for developers followed by 25 percent marketeers. Product managers trail in at 13 percent implying that marketing your startup product is more important than designing it well.”

The Guardian

Duedil map the UK recession by region and sector

“Corporate sector open-data experts from Duedil have analysed data on UK business closures between 2001 and 2011 to develop a breakdown of its impacts by region, by sector and over time.”


Infographic: 2008 financial crisis led to closure of 800,000 businesses

“With Britain currently in a double-dip recession, Damian Kimmelman, chief executive of Duedil, said lessons must be heeded. “Regardless of the economy's specific route to recovery, it is obvious that there is a pressing need for clearer understanding of the country's business landscape.”


Duedil Raises Another Financing Round For Its Free Company Data Platform

“Duedil recently hired Naaman Tammuz, who recently graduated with a PhD in Atomic Physics from the University of Cambridge, and Ahmed Medhat, who graduated from Oxford University and is focusing on developing machine learning and network analysis techniques to extract greater insight from Duedil’s data.”


Duedil backed to open up company information

“The London-based company has raised more than £1m in funding from a number of investors including Ms Coutu and existing backers Passion Capital and Wonga co-founder Jonty Hurwitz.”

Business Weekly

Cambridge power group puts tech cluster on world map

“A groundbreaking web resource has been created to promote the Cambridge UK technology cluster to a world of new business.The not-for-profit initiative is spearheaded by The University of Cambridge, Cambridge Enterprise, SVC2C, Trampoline Systems, Cambridge Angels, Cambridge Network, Duedil, Startup Intelligence, One Nucleus, Venture-Valuation and Linkedin Corporation. Business Weekly is the media partner for the project.”


“Duedil gives free access to governance and financial information for every company in the UK and Ireland, and combines this with data from online sources, APIs, social networks, and more. Duedil was launched in April 2011, by entrepreneur Damian Kimmelman. Since April the team has grown from six employees to fourteen.”


Open data

“The economic contribution of these new businesses will overtake the contribution from open government data alone. Several examples point to such a powerful economic impact: for instance, in late 2011, Duedil, an open data start-up, was valued at around £20 million by investors keen to acquire the company.”


The best free resources for an online start-up

“The goal is to create a compelling narrative on every company in the UK. When data is beautifully presented & digestible, it becomes intrinsically compelling.”


Welcome to the reputation economy

“His free service offers inside information on every company in the UK and Ireland, and their directors, based on a combination of public records and 900 news websites. Ten billion pieces of information on everything from litigation to financial results and credit checks are indexed and presented in an easily digestible format that comes complete with 'red flags' - the first step on the long road towards a reputation system for businesses.”


How 'techy' is London's Tech City? Answer: Actually, not very

“A blog post by financial services company Duedil, which blew the whistle on the “real tech startups” in the area, said that it had identified only 250 digital companies of high growth and a strong sense of technology orientation.”


Growing Gains

“Duedil is the first company to bring all this information together on one site free of charge.”


Can Big Data in Finance Lead to New Metrics?

“A Lexis-Nexis-meets-Google-meets-LinkedIn style of service that aggregates public data on companies from a variety of databases, then uses that to create new metrics to indicate how solvent or successful the business is and will continue to be.”