May 29, 2019
Please Note: Since this recognition was published, Vigilant has rebranded as illumis. The post below has been updated to reflect this change:
In their annual Digital News Report, the Reuters Institute named illumis one of five “news start-ups to watch in 2019.”
“There is no shortage of start-ups looking to capitalise on new tech and audience trends,” the report notes, but five “trailblazing” start-ups stand above the rest.
“[illumis] won the 2018 Startups for News contest at the General Editors Network (GEN) conference. It brings together thousands of US public records databases in real time, making it easier for journalists to find stories. It is also starting to form the basis of new automated products like news alerts based on that data.”
In addition to thorough and efficient searches for investigative journalists, illumis also offers a fully customizable alerts system that allows for monitoring across courts, lobbying records, business filings, campaign finance data, and more. You can learn more about illumis alerts here.