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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Crunchbase

We've found it to be the most comprehensive tool to keep up-to-date on individual company and sector-level funding activity. The data generally is also of high quality. It is likely not the best tool for real-time alerts if that is a requirement by the user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carta (formerly eShares)

Carta is perfect for any sized organization when shares and stock options are in the picture for new/seasoned employees alike. If a company does not provide these benefits to employees, it may not be the best fit for them unless there are other value-adds the tool can provide in other areas.
Hayden Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Prospecting

Crunchbase
6.1
Carta (formerly eShares)
Advanced search
Crunchbase
6.6
Carta (formerly eShares)
Identification of new leads
Crunchbase
6.5
Carta (formerly eShares)
List quality
Crunchbase
5.7
Carta (formerly eShares)
List upload/download
Crunchbase
5.9
Carta (formerly eShares)
Ideal customer targeting
Crunchbase
4.8
Carta (formerly eShares)
Load time/data access
Crunchbase
7.0
Carta (formerly eShares)

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

Crunchbase
6.5
Carta (formerly eShares)
Contact information
Crunchbase
5.3
Carta (formerly eShares)
Company information
Crunchbase
7.1
Carta (formerly eShares)
Industry information
Crunchbase
7.0
Carta (formerly eShares)

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

Crunchbase
6.5
Carta (formerly eShares)
Lead qualification process
Crunchbase
5.7
Carta (formerly eShares)
Smart lists and recommendations
Crunchbase
6.7
Carta (formerly eShares)
Salesforce integration
Crunchbase
7.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
Company/business profiles
Crunchbase
6.9
Carta (formerly eShares)
Alerts and reminders
Crunchbase
6.7
Carta (formerly eShares)
Data hygiene
Crunchbase
6.2
Carta (formerly eShares)
Automatic data refresh
Crunchbase
5.3
Carta (formerly eShares)
Tags
Crunchbase
7.2
Carta (formerly eShares)
Filters and segmentation
Crunchbase
7.1
Carta (formerly eShares)

Sales Intelligence Email Features

Crunchbase
5.3
Carta (formerly eShares)
Sales email templates
Crunchbase
5.3
Carta (formerly eShares)
Append emails to records
Crunchbase
5.3
Carta (formerly eShares)

Pros

Crunchbase

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carta (formerly eShares)

  • Expense Reporting - GAAP compliant and easy to manage, a report is run monthly and provides all the details needed to book the expense.
  • Equity Manageent - All stock certificates for our investors are held in Carta making Equity easy to manage.
  • Stock Option Issuance - Options are issued in Carta and the entire option life cycle from issuance, approval, and exercising is handled in Carta.
  • User Interface is very easy to follow.
  • Support is very responsive and helpful.
  • Numerous education articles available to all users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crunchbase

  • The technology page is a list of technologies the company uses to make their website not the actual company's tech stack. Would be better to either rename this or list their tech.
  • Add number of employees not just the ones that have a Crunchbase profile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carta (formerly eShares)

  • Still some issues with the auto-generated Excel file for stock calculations that required correction by technical support.
  • Could offer integration into accounting platforms or HR/payroll platforms to further cut down on manual input.
  • It should allow for custom user creation to allow for varying levels of access based on role in the company; currently, all security roles in the platform are out of the box without any modification allowed.
Walter Luceno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Crunchbase

Crunchbase 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carta (formerly eShares)

Carta (formerly eShares) 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Every time I have sent a message to Carta's support team, they've responded within 2 business days. The support team is very helpful and always has answered my questions competently and professionally. Many of my questions have also been answered through their extensive support articles. Carta makes available a lot of information that has helped reduce te administrative work of answering questions for our employees as they are able to get most of the information they need through Carta's website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Crunchbase

Crunchbase has a free version that provides the basic data that you should need in analyzing and reviewing companies. The list of private equity or venture backed firms in this database is so comprehensive and very up to date. The industry catergories are also updated with new trending industries that most databases do not cover.
Ira Mae Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carta (formerly eShares)

I was not personally involved in choosing Carta over any other platforms. However, I can say I'm very happy with Carta. Carta allows for a central place to manage stock options from multiple companies and is extremely user-friendly and intuitive. With Carta being a market leader, it's nice to find new employers already using it as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Crunchbase

  • 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.
Lindsey Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carta (formerly eShares)

  • We have a solution for employee stock options that is completely cloud-based.
  • We can easily see vesting schedules.
  • I can only assume this product helps out our HR team greatly in setting stock option expectations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crunchbase

General

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

Crunchbase Editions & Modules

Edition
Crunchbase Starter$291
Crunchbase Pro$491
Basic$0
Crunchbase EnterpriseCustom Billing
  1. per month, per user
Additional Pricing Details

Carta (formerly eShares)

General

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

Carta (formerly eShares) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crunchbase
7.2
Carta (formerly eShares)
6.6

Support Rating

Crunchbase
1.0
Carta (formerly eShares)
9.5

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