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

Our software began as a tool which drew information specifically from the Internet. Clients have long valued Videris’® ability to perform complex analysis on Internet data, secure in the knowledge that no vital information had been missed.

Today, Videris® is a complete research and intelligence platform. It enables the analyst to collect, store, search and analyse external data alongside a client’s own internal information. Furthermore, Videris can be customised to integrate with databases and data feeds specified by the client, such as e-disclosure or document management systems.

Videris is a discrete, compliant and regulated environment within which to conduct professional research.  Videris provides a single interface to bring together disparate data sources. This enables the user to create a corporate knowledge base on a range of topics and entities which can be used to identify networks, risks and opportunities for the client.

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®’ heritage is in the government sector. It is designed to provide the standards of security, accuracy and auditability that are required in a secure government environment. Videris® is unrivalled in exploiting open sources to fight crime and terrorism.


We welcome enquiries from UK and overseas government agencies and can offer the benefit of several staff with relevant expertise. A number of our staff also hold the highest level of UK government security clearance.


We approach all our clients with maximum discretion. All data and software is controlled by the client and can be operated entirely independently from Blackdot.


Our recent integration with Relativity, the global leader in e-discovery solutions, has transformed Videris®’ relevance to the legal sector. Videris® allows lawyers to develop a deep understanding of cases and to test hypotheses far more quickly and thoroughly.


Where Videris® is integrated with an e-discovery platform, lawyers can exploit all of their e-discovery data alongside the wealth of information available in online sources to rapidly build insight on a situation.


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


Financial crime and financial intelligence teams are facing ever increasing demands, but their effectiveness has been hampered by a lack of outstanding technology. Videris® addresses a key part of this deficit.


Our banking clients are using Videris® to optimise their use of open source information in investigating fraud, 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.


Corporate security professionals welcome the opportunity to engage with the kind of technology they had previously relied upon in their careers in intelligence, policing and the military. By bringing our software into their departments they can reduce their reliance on third parties and become an enabler of business for their company.


Our clients use Videris® for a range of applications including anti-counterfeit, anti-illicit trade, ABC, conflicts of interest and fraud.