Vision & Mission

We strive to create a new standardized technological practice for investigative reporting.

Therefore, our mission is to provide independent, secure, and adaptive research tools and services that are accessible to traditional and non-traditional newsrooms, NGOs, and research institutions that tackle complex investigative reporting.

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Too many times have we witnessed teams of journalists losing resources, stories, and money due to not being able to tap into technological tools or lack of technological literacy.

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We recognize that some organizations and journalists don't have the resources to solve data and technology challenges in house. We've also witnessed others trying to solve this challenge by trying to reinvent the wheel or allocating resources in the wrong direction.

That's why we offer what we offer

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We offer a client specific solution to a complex and multifaceted challenge. We offer investigative research tools hosted on secure and independent infrastructure. We also train and consult teams who are in search of new research workflows. Building on top of this, we help to develop and implement concrete editorial projects.


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Simon while building our servers. Photo: Vic Haster has been founded in 2023 by investigative data journalist Simon Wörpel. We build and manage secure infrastructure, such as Aleph, for investigative research teams. With a team of trusted collaborators we can adjust to the scale of any project easily.

We have worked on the CORRECTIV investigations Spendengerichte (court donations), Cumex Files, Grand Theft Europe and do database projects like FarmSubsidy, OpenSecurityData, FollowTheGrant,

Our clients include major news outlets and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Europe as well as independent exile newsrooms in the carribbean area (and everywhere in between).


Our team consists of experienced investigative data journalists, designers, developers, project managers and system administrators who have worked for news outlets and research organizations all around the globe. Most of us have a background in investigative reporting.

Become part of it

We are always looking for new connections. Whether you want to be a collaborator or being part of the network, email us at: