Monthly Archives: August 2014

RankAndFiled.com is like the SEC’s EDGAR database, but for humans

Rank and Filed remains a wonderfully crafted set of API’s and UI’s 🙂

E Pluribus Unum

A new website, Rank and Filed, gathers data from the Security and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR database, indexes it, and publishes it online in open formats that  investors can use to research and discover companies. I’ve included a screenshot of Tesla’s SEC filings below.

tesla-rank-filed

The site currently has over 25 million files indexed.

I heard about the new website directly from its creator, Maris Jensen, a former SEC analyst who built the site independently. According to Maris, she proposed the project internally in March 2013 but was immediately turned down.

A month later, after she was terminated for threatening the Commission’s mission with a “lack of respect for senior management” — an issue she holds was unrelated to the proposal — Maris decided to make the idea become real independently and started building. She has since offered to give the site and its code to the SEC but has not heard…

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