An Inspirational Ukrainian startup: You Control

You Control aggregates and makes available public information about contractors in Ukraine.

Though the data is officially public, it has been hard to access before You Control. Companies previously might bribe the SBU or security services of Ukraine for this information. It was incomplete, error prone, inconvenient and expensive.

Enter You Control.

They charge commercial customers for access, but for the commercial customers, it’s vastly superior than bribing the SBU.

They are free for journalists — who use it for anti-corruption research.

For their noble efforts, You Control has been searched and raided by the authorities, but so far, they’ve managed to stay open.

It’s important to keep a spotlight on this as Ukraine tried to defeat corruption, which is as important as defeating the Russian invasion.