Businesses leave a footprint via their interactions with the government. This data footprint is publicly available, and Enigma collects a lot of data from these sources. These sources are particularly helpful in understanding the identity of every business.

Some of the government data sources that Enigma retrieves information from:

Corporate Registration

If a business incorporates, it must file a corporate registration with the Secretary of State for every state they work in. These corporate registrations often indicate the start of a business’s story. Enigma sources corporate registration information from all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. However, it only has limited coverage of the following states due to limited information from the Secretary of States: DE, OK, NV, NJ, SC, and WI.