CB Insights vs. PitchBook

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CB Insights
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
CB Insights is a tech market intelligence platform that analyzes data on venture capital, startups, patents, and other data to predict market trends.N/A
PitchBook
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
PitchBook is a business intelligence software offering from PitchBook.N/A
Pricing
CB InsightsPitchBook
Editions & Modules
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Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CB InsightsPitchBook
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CB InsightsPitchBook
Considered Both Products
CB Insights
Chose 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.
PitchBook
Chose PitchBook
CB Insights is good for getting a wide view of market trends and a forecast of what will be bubbling up in the near terms. PitchBook is more granular, enabling sales teams to dive into specific companies and where they're at as an organization, plus PitchBook typically has …
Chose PitchBook
PitchBook is truly a best in class financial research and diligence hub that provides accurate and relevant background research needed prior to performance any venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions. It is a thorough database that stands out among its peers, with …
Chose PitchBook
We actually use both. CBInsights we use more regularly for market capture, and PitchBook when we are actively seeking acquisitions.
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Features
CB InsightsPitchBook
Financial Research
Comparison of Financial Research features of Product A and Product B
CB Insights
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Ratings
PitchBook
7.8
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Private Company Data00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Industry-Specific Information00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Independent Research Access00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
M&A Analysis00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Macroeconomic News00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Search Tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.5 out of 10
S&P Capital IQ
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Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprises
S&P Capital IQ
S&P Capital IQ
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Score 7.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
CB InsightsPitchBook
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CB InsightsPitchBook
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.
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PitchBook
If you are a company or an individual that needs reliable information about SMEs or startups, this is the best platform for you to get this information in a very efficient way. If you are just doing a basic due diligence to see active VC funds, figuring out valuations or companies in one industry, or just getting general information about an industry, it is probably better to get it from somewhere else on the internet. The reasoning behind it is that PitchBook is very expensive as opposed to other options out there.
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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!
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PitchBook
  • Tools for data analysis, idea generation, and workflow management.
  • Easy access to trusted news, data, analytics and insights.
  • Industry sector specific metrics and analytics to inform decision-making.
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Cons
CB Insights
  • Might only suggest more corporate events
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PitchBook
  • Can be glitchy when loading
  • Contact information can be inaccurate
  • Typically a day or two late to real time news and deals
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Support Rating
CB Insights
Very responsive and eager to maintain client relationships.
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PitchBook
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.
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Alternatives Considered
CB Insights
Better Pricing & Better ROI !
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PitchBook
We actually use both. CBInsights we use more regularly for market capture, and PitchBook when we are actively seeking acquisitions.
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Return on Investment
CB Insights
  • Positive from the operational efficiency of getting this intelligence in a ‘breaking news’ format from this highly trusted resource.
  • Positive From the extensive, highly detailed reporting they do on both the markets that matter to us today, and those that are shifting so quickly that we should have them on our radar too.
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PitchBook
  • Saved us from investing with an incorrect valuation (multiple times)
  • You need to pay per license per user. It is definitely expensive for a small accelerator.
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