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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

CB Insights

It is great for investment teams looking for new opportunities. Good for inside sales teams looking for well-funded clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

PitchBook is well suited for conducting analyses on private companies of all sizes, industries or the major actors in a particular space. PitchBook, however, is less suited for analysis of public companies, despite its relatively recent integration of public market data from Morningstar. This largely stems from the fact that PitchBook was built around being a company providing private market data focused on venture capital and private equity investing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CB Insights

  • Transparency - lets me separate the hype from the reality.
  • Real-time intelligence-packed reporting. The graphs and metrics they provide along with their perspectives allow anyone to apply their own understanding and reproduce a nearly identical perspective.
  • Their daily e-newsletter is chock full of intelligence presented in such a fun and entertaining way, it makes you want to pay for it too!
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

  • Extremely well-researched data, critical to any M&A decision.
  • Customer support: real humans respond, and follow-up diligently.
  • High trust resource: provides private company information too, which is far more valuable/ harder to access than public.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CB Insights

  • Might only suggest more corporate events
Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

  • Missing functionality: At times the ability to drill down further by transaction type and/or security was not available, and necessitated further data manipulation in Excel to arrive at the desired result.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CB Insights

CB Insights 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Very responsive and eager to maintain client relationships.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

PitchBook 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The overall support for PitchBook is about average. It is not excellent for two primary reasons. First, PitchBook can run slow from time to time, and I cannot copy and paste from the Chrome extension. I have found neither of those issues to be a function of the computer I am using. However, the PitchBook support team has proved helpful on several occasions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CB Insights

Pitch book was our favorite resource, until we started using CB Insights. CB Insights just has far better coverage and include very extensive private company intelligence too which adds a level of customer insight accuracy that no one else can.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

We actually use both. CBInsights we use more regularly for market capture, and PitchBook when we are actively seeking acquisitions.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CB Insights

  • Positive in both volume and detail of the most relevant information upon which to make key strategic decisions.
  • It's not an inexpensive service, but worth the price given the accuracy, timeliness and criticality of the information they are able to provide.
  • Strategy - strategy - strategy! There's no way anyone could gather that much intelligence in just one stop with any other service.
Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer

PitchBook

  • Undetermined-- we just didn't see a big enough ROI as a small firm to justify a continued subscription.
Jason Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CB Insights

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PitchBook

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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