AlphaSense vs. Crunchbase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AlphaSense
Score 9.5 out of 10
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AlphaSense is a market intelligence platform used by companies and financial institutions. Since 2011, their AI-based technology has helped professionals make business decisions by delivering insights from public and private content—including company filings, event transcripts, news, trade journals, and equity research. The platform boasts users among 4,000 enterprise customers. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense employs over 1,000 people across offices in the U.S., U.K., Finland, and…N/A
Crunchbase
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Crunchbase is a provider of private-company prospecting and research solutions. The vendor boasts that over 60 million users—including salespeople, entrepreneurs, investors, and market researchers—use Crunchbase to prospect for new business opportunities, and that companies all over the world rely on Crunchbase to power their applications, making over 3 billion calls to their API each year.
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Pricing
AlphaSenseCrunchbase
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$0
Crunchbase Starter
$29
per month, per user
Crunchbase Pro
$49
per month, per user
Crunchbase Enterprise
Custom Billing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlphaSenseCrunchbase
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AlphaSenseCrunchbase
Considered Both Products
AlphaSense
Chose AlphaSense
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AlphaSense just has more signals, it's clear as day. Not only that but it's NET NEW, I've yet to have a day where I say to myself "Man, there's nothing new on my accounts today" when using …
Chose AlphaSense
Nothing else had the platform capabilities nor the level of access to information that AlphaSense does. Everything else I tried had one area or type of information it aggregated, but none of them were able to integrate information the way AlphaSense does, and most of them …
Chose AlphaSense
AlphaSense has better coverage and greater business insights.
Chose AlphaSense
They are all good but address only one specific data need, like some of them are super on the startups, news, deals, funding data, etc. Some of them have excellent company profiles and financial information. But I consider them bits and pieces, while Alphasense has a variety of …
Crunchbase

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Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
AlphaSenseCrunchbase
Financial Research
Comparison of Financial Research features of Product A and Product B
AlphaSense
7.0
146 Ratings
14% below category average
Crunchbase
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Ratings
Private Company Data5.1118 Ratings00 Ratings
Industry-Specific Information7.7142 Ratings00 Ratings
Independent Research Access7.6136 Ratings00 Ratings
M&A Analysis7.2112 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain Data5.578 Ratings00 Ratings
ESG Data6.176 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit Ratings Reports7.069 Ratings00 Ratings
Macroeconomic News8.1102 Ratings00 Ratings
Search Tools9.1136 Ratings00 Ratings
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
AlphaSense
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Ratings
Crunchbase
5.1
17 Ratings
40% below category average
Advanced search00 Ratings5.116 Ratings
Identification of new leads00 Ratings5.115 Ratings
List quality00 Ratings4.315 Ratings
List upload/download00 Ratings5.511 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting00 Ratings4.914 Ratings
Load time/data access00 Ratings5.614 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
AlphaSense
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Ratings
Crunchbase
5.0
17 Ratings
41% below category average
Contact information00 Ratings4.414 Ratings
Company information00 Ratings4.917 Ratings
Industry information00 Ratings5.712 Ratings
Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification
Comparison of Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification features of Product A and Product B
AlphaSense
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Ratings
Crunchbase
5.9
15 Ratings
23% below category average
Lead qualification process00 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations00 Ratings4.412 Ratings
Salesforce integration00 Ratings5.36 Ratings
Company/business profiles00 Ratings4.214 Ratings
Alerts and reminders00 Ratings7.210 Ratings
Data hygiene00 Ratings6.311 Ratings
Automatic data refresh00 Ratings6.86 Ratings
Tags00 Ratings6.78 Ratings
Filters and segmentation00 Ratings6.712 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Email Features
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Email Features features of Product A and Product B
AlphaSense
-
Ratings
Crunchbase
4.3
4 Ratings
54% below category average
Sales email templates00 Ratings4.34 Ratings
Append emails to records00 Ratings4.34 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AlphaSenseCrunchbase
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Enterprises
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Score 7.8 out of 10
D&B Hoovers
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
AlphaSenseCrunchbase
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(216 ratings)
5.2
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(18 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(212 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.5
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(14 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.3
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.8
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.1
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlphaSenseCrunchbase
Likelihood to Recommend
AlphaSense
Alphasense is a one-stop shop for quality data available in various formats. The information available is relevant to employees in the Research department, from Finance to Software Engineering, and the platform's functionalities only increase when considering the integrations available. Finally, customer service is top-notch, given your assigned contact and the live chat feature found on the platform.
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Crunchbase Inc.
Looking to create lists of target companies through the advanced search feature or the query builder if one is planning to reach out to the individuals listed in the profile. Looking for investment and company history information to inform sourcing or competitive landscape research.
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Pros
AlphaSense
  • Key market trends- I input a topic name and get information related to the topic.
  • Competitor filings- Alphasense is able to get all the regulatory documents quickly.
  • Earnings calls- Alphasense now provides transcripts, which is incredibly helpful when I can't attend the earnings call live.
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Crunchbase Inc.
  • Crunchbase has an easy-to-navigate user interface. The bar at the top of the screen that shows the different data points available on companies is particularly helpful for quick navigating.
  • The ability to make and import lists and save searches is helpful for customizing the software to your particular needs.
  • The web and mobile app data that Crunchbase offers is very helpful to gauge trends and interest in companies for diligence purposes.
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Cons
AlphaSense
  • Provide access to research reports on latest technology topics like Small Modular Reactor in Nuclear industry
  • Curate end industry commentary based on particular account expectations on regular basis ( monthly/bi monthly)
  • Mail communication regarding latest topics that are included to the AlphaSense library
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Crunchbase Inc.
  • Notifications - Something similar to TweetDeck would be nice, so that when news breaks it could be an immediate fact.
  • Honestly dont add too much because you don't want it to become more of a social tool with cluttered info, keep it straight to the point.
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Likelihood to Renew
AlphaSense
AlphaSense is a very useful tool and is reasonably priced for our organization. While I may not be a hyper-active user, it's a great resource when I need to quickly do a competitive landscape survey, review publicly available documents (transcripts, etc.), or review Wall Street research
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Usability
AlphaSense
AlphaSense beats anything else I've ever used by a mile. It's not even close. I've never had access to a single portal with so much information, which is so easy to search through, and set up dashboards and alerts. By adding a feature to help synthesize my searches into more immediately usable bits, my rating would go to a perfect 10.
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Reliability and Availability
AlphaSense
The availability of Alphasense is great. I have used the software for multiple years and cannot remember ever having an outage issue. This is surprising actually, as I use other software applications that do not have regular outages, but still have outages periodically. Alphasense, on the other hand, never seems to have any outages. Good sign if I can't remember the software not working :).
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Performance
AlphaSense
Loading or performing searches on AlphaSense platform is reasonably fast for most of the time. However, it is sometimes unacceptably long for me to load PDF files (earnings presentation, supplementary financial report) on AlphaSense. Certain features might also take very long time, such as loading for "similar tables" across EDGAR filings, or downloading tables from EDGAR filings
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Support Rating
AlphaSense
Customer support is very prompt. I get personalized support for search recommendations and content that I could not find in my own search. Support checks in with me on a bi-monthly basis to keep me informed of the many different feature additions, I cannot find a more kind, understanding, and supportive team.
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Crunchbase Inc.
They give standard answers. They are not a customer first business. I tried to cancel my subscription after using it for only 1 week as we found the information was outdated and not at all useful. But they would not cancel the year long subscription I mistakenly signed up for
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In-Person Training
AlphaSense
The person was prepared, attentive, understood the nature of my questions, was willing to work through any difficulties or misunderstandings, was patient, and super pleasant to work with. Great customer service.
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Online Training
AlphaSense
Trainers address the basics, and such training was meant for new users. Instructions are really helpful by providing scenarios that our team will face in our daily tasks. It will be more thoughtful if the training is conducted by case studies so as to allow new users to get first-hand experience during the training.
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Implementation Rating
AlphaSense
use friendly UI made the transition seamless
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
AlphaSense
AlphaSense's smart search functionality is a huge differentiator versus these peers, particularly its ability to easily search through broker research (versus just filings/transcripts). In addition, AlphaSense makes it much easier to review multiple documents at once, and the highlighting/notes function (and ability to save notes/highlights) differentiates it. Obviously Bloomberg, FactSet, and Eikon have a broader set of capabilities (stock performance, consensus data, valuation, etc.), but for the areas that AlphaSense focuses on, it is much more intuitive/user-friendly.
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Crunchbase Inc.
Crunchbase is definitely bottom of the barrel in this space. At similar pricing models, all competitors I have tried have significantly bigger and more updated databases. Crunchbase may have been great sometime in the past, but they are not worth engaging now.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
AlphaSense
flexible billing
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Scalability
AlphaSense
The sharing features provides by AlphaSense mean that it can be readily scaled for teams within an organization and, subject to compliance requirements, with client organizations. The ability to share annotations of transcripts and investor releases is valuable, and facilitates collaboration between analysts.
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Professional Services
AlphaSense
Very professional and knowledgeable team. Easy to work with and communicates in a way that's helpful for users who aren't experts on the platform
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Crunchbase Inc.
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Return on Investment
AlphaSense
  • AlphaSense has allowed us to generate deeper competitive insights. For example, we conducted an in depth analysis of the aerial data analytics (drone) industry, and AlphSense helped us narrow in on the market leaders and their various strengths / weaknesses.
  • AlphaSense has improved our team's overall efficiency. With Stream in particular, we are able to pinpoint insights in a matter of minutes through the transcript feature as opposed to having to conduct a series of calls ourselves. This is a significant time saver.
  • AlphaSense has allowed us to make more informed decisions on our public holdings by providing us with unfettered access to equity research analyst reports.
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Crunchbase Inc.
  • Crunchbase has been great and given us a lot of new companies to go after that have received funding and turned into great meetings. We do not pay a ton, so the ROI is great.
  • We have nothing but positive results using Crunchbase and rely on it heavily for prospecting.
  • It might add more value if we get a more expensive or advanced version.
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Screenshot of AlphaSense's AI search, available across 2,000+ premium business data sources including SEC filings, earnings calls, broker research, business journals, news & more. It can be used to stay ahead of market-moving trends and instantly surface critical information buried within millions of documents.Screenshot of a single view of the industries, companies and themes within a fully-customizable dashboard, that can be tailored to fit any research process.Screenshot of a purpose-built generative AI that offers insights from a premium content universe.