We are a groundbreaking UK-based technology company
We have created Videris®, a unique research and intelligence platform

Videris is the most powerful investigations software available on the commercial market – at its heart is the optimal exploitation of internet-based information.

Videris’ heritage is in the government sector – it is unrivalled in exploiting open source information to counter national and international threats. Subsequently global corporations, international banks, risk consultancies and leading law firms have adopted Videris to conduct their own due diligence and investigative work.

Videris’ usability makes it the perfect solution for both experienced and non-specialist investigators. An analyst is able to identify and present a high-level understanding of an investigative or due diligence situation within an hour. For lawyers, security professionals and financial crime teams, this provides the invaluable ability to quickly assess whether an issue requires further action.

Videris is leading the way to a more modern approach to investigations, due diligence and intelligence. It transforms productivity and insight for specialist analysts and investigators. More significantly, it brings effective investigative capability to non-specialists.

Our clients include:

Transforming capability

Multinational corporations, international banks, leading law firms and government agencies rely on Videris®.


We are transforming their ability to gather and store intelligence and to understand markets, clients and geographies.


Clients are using Videris® to deepen their corporate knowledge on situations and entities to ensure maximum insight, develop business opportunities and to mitigate risk.


Videris allows our clients to turn internal corporate data into a real-world perspective. It is also used to identify fraud, resolve bribery and corruption cases and address risk around clients and counterparties.

Bringing together critical data sources

Organisations need to be able to collect and make sense of a range of internal and external information to make well-informed decisions.


Videris® brings together global corporate records, unstructured search engine content, social media, premium data sources and clients’ internal and external information in an intuitive and secure platform.


The ability to work seamlessly with external information alongside internal data is proving transformative for our clients.


Our clients use Videris® to conduct and host all of their research, from collection, to analysis, to visualisation.

Secure, flexible and intuitive

Using Videris® ensures that all research conducted online is entirely anonymous, secure and auditable.


Videris® is language and script independent. It is indispensable to any investigative or research project, regardless of geography.


Videris® can be installed on a local machine or in the cloud. Clouds can be accessed remotely from any location to allow optimal team working.


Each cloud instance is unique to a specific client. It is hosted entirely by the user and Blackdot has no access to client data.


Our staff can train a Videris® user in a single day.


Videris® transforms and professionalises

the investigative process

Videris® enables professional analysts and researchers to conduct their work in a fraction of the usual time and with maximum rigour, all with the reassurance of security, auditability and legality.

Transforms productivity

  • Build your corporate knowledge base to provide maximum insight now and in the future
  • Analyse your internal and external data sources in one place
  • Map complex corporate and social media networks in moments
  • Effortlessly identify risk content within thousands of web pages

Provides a new level of insight

  • Blend external and internal information to identify critical information
  • Never miss something relevant  – intentionally hidden or not
  • Uncover connections between individuals, locations and events
  • Integrate the data feeds that are important to you

Professionalises the investigative process

  • Host all research in one secure platform
  • Be confident that findings are entirely auditable, referenceable and ethically sourced
  • Integrate our software with your e-disclosure or document hosting systems to enhance your insight
  • Build your own constantly evolving corporate knowledge base for a fraction of the cost of a corporate intelligence system.

Our premium integration partners include:

You can license Videris® via the Cloud, or through installation on your premises.

Cloud installations can be up and running in 24 hours.

All licence agreements include full training, software upgrades and support.

To ensure that you get the most out of Videris®, we also offer our expert analysts to work with our software as part of your team.

for your sector


Videris is the market leading capability in open source investigations for the intelligence and law enforcement community. It is transforming the power of online information for use in countering terrorism, serious and organised crime, espionage, proliferation, corruption and terrorist financing cases.


Videris is a self-contained system and operates with the highest standards of operational security. All data and software are controlled only by the client and can be operated entirely independently.


We welcome enquiries from UK and overseas government agencies and can offer the benefit of engagement with staff with relevant expertise to your sector. We approach engagements with all our clients with maximum discretion.


Videris provides law firms with unique capability, easily operated by non-specialists. Videris enables lawyers to quickly understand situations, identify important but hard to locate information, ownership structures and negative content. Law firms use Videris both to support major litigations and to quickly make sense of individual situations.


Videris is already integrated with Relativity, the global leader in e-discovery solutions, which allows lawyers to analyse information they already hold in the context of other relevant information that might exist in online sources.


In an increasingly competitive world, Videris® and Relativity provide real differentiation for lawyers and those who work for them.


Against the backdrop of an ever-changing financial crime landscape, anti-financial crime and financial intelligence teams are facing ever increasing demands to prevent, deter and detect more financial crime. Videris® is a key part of the solution in combating the innovative methods deployed by illicit actors.


Our banking clients are using Videris® to optimise their use of open source information in investigating fraud, money laundering, sanctions cases, market abuse, insider threat and high risk relationships and transactions. We are currently working with a number of the world’s leading banks to ensure that Videris® remains a transformative tool for the sector.


Our corporate clients use Videris to investigate counterfeiting, illicit trade, ABC, conflicts of interest, fraud, internal threats and hostile activism.


Videris’ ability to identify critical information and to capture and present that in a secure and auditable manner means Videris’ output is relied upon by corporate security departments and their law enforcement partners.


By bringing our software in-house our corporate clients ensure instructions to specialist vendors are much tighter, they can corroborate external reporting and ultimately reduce their reliance on costly third parties.


Videris has become irreplaceable for risk consultancies and business intelligence practices across the world. Videris has transformed their capability enabling them to conduct investigations and due diligence at a level of sophistication previously reserved for the intelligence community.


Videris has enabled risk consultancies to build industry leading business practices, revolutionise productivity and deepen client relationships. Videris users are to able provide their own clients with unrivalled insights in the quickest possible time and therefore clearly differentiate themselves them from their competitors.