41. Duedil

The free-to-access database of financials for thousands of companies

Founder: Damian Kimmelman
Founded: October 2010 (launched April 2011)
Website: www.duedil.com

Duedil, short for due diligence, has caused quite a stir in the business world since launch and its appearance in the Startups 100 2012 list – it is the world’s first free-to-access database of company financials and director information for private companies in the UK and Ireland. Duedil’s customers are primarily business owners and professionals but the service’s appeal caters to a wide plethora of users including corporate lawyers, bankers and private users. The site’s freemium model allows registered users to view company information for free, with the option of paying for features such as an advanced search function, company credit information and Group Graphs, which map out corporate structures in a visual format. The firm plans to drive the next stage of its growth by developing corporate accounts to serve entire organisations, allowing a company’s employees to access Duedil’s subscription service on a daily basis. Following this, Duedil has plans for expansion into Europe.

Startups 100 by Startups.co.uk