Crunchbase vs. LinkedIn Sales Navigator

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Crunchbase
Score 7.9 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.
$0
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a sales intelligence software solution offered by LinkedIn.
$79.99
per month
Pricing
CrunchbaseLinkedIn Sales Navigator
Editions & Modules
Basic
$0
Crunchbase Starter
$29
per month, per user
Crunchbase Pro
$49
per month, per user
Crunchbase Enterprise
Custom Billing
Professional
$79.99
per month
Team
$134.99
per license
Enterprise
Contact sales team
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CrunchbaseLinkedIn Sales Navigator
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
CrunchbaseLinkedIn Sales Navigator
Considered Both Products
Crunchbase
Chose Crunchbase
Crunchbase is the best resource for prospecting startups hands down. TechTarget has a lot of useful info, but I found it to be inaccurate where it mattered most. Crunchbase's data seems more accurate, and is also easier to use. Not the most exact comparison, but they offer …
Chose Crunchbase
Sales Navigator is better only because it provides you with more direct contacts to reach out to. Crunchbase only tells you really the top dogs in the company like c-level execs, not necessarily contacts that you would be having sales conversations with.
Chose Crunchbase
This question always gets me. In a world with so many database solutions, it becomes quite difficult to compare, its the subtleties. Bigger is usually better...Crunchbase has gone through over 300...300 rounds of funding. In a world where there are so many options, going with …
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Chose LinkedIn Sales Navigator
LinkedIn Sales Navigator has been like a global access platform for all the business and professional networking thus making it easy to know the members of the certain organization, skills and how they are positioned within the management and if they have the power in making …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CrunchbaseLinkedIn Sales Navigator
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Crunchbase
5.1
17 Ratings
40% below category average
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.2
174 Ratings
7% above category average
Advanced search5.116 Ratings8.4174 Ratings
Identification of new leads5.115 Ratings8.3172 Ratings
List quality4.315 Ratings8.3168 Ratings
List upload/download5.511 Ratings7.9114 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting4.914 Ratings8.1167 Ratings
Load time/data access5.614 Ratings7.8154 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
Crunchbase
5.0
17 Ratings
41% below category average
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0
172 Ratings
5% above category average
Contact information4.414 Ratings7.8151 Ratings
Company information4.917 Ratings8.0172 Ratings
Industry information5.712 Ratings8.3167 Ratings
Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification
Comparison of Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification features of Product A and Product B
Crunchbase
5.9
15 Ratings
23% below category average
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.1
169 Ratings
9% above category average
Lead qualification process5.19 Ratings8.1128 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations4.412 Ratings8.4151 Ratings
Salesforce integration5.36 Ratings7.6124 Ratings
Company/business profiles4.214 Ratings8.4165 Ratings
Alerts and reminders7.210 Ratings8.0147 Ratings
Data hygiene6.311 Ratings8.0147 Ratings
Automatic data refresh6.86 Ratings7.9127 Ratings
Tags6.78 Ratings8.3122 Ratings
Filters and segmentation6.712 Ratings8.2156 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Email Features
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Email Features features of Product A and Product B
Crunchbase
4.3
4 Ratings
54% below category average
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.9
73 Ratings
5% above category average
Sales email templates4.34 Ratings7.966 Ratings
Append emails to records4.34 Ratings8.063 Ratings
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User Ratings
CrunchbaseLinkedIn Sales Navigator
Likelihood to Recommend
5.2
(18 ratings)
8.3
(175 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CrunchbaseLinkedIn Sales Navigator
Likelihood to Recommend
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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LinkedIn
Flexible Saved Searches: I love how we can save a very complex search created for future use so that we don't have to repeat it again and again. The cherry on the top is that you can even share this saved search with your other colleagues having the LinkedIn Sales Navigator license. Access to Decision Makers: With a single click, I can filter out decision-makers in any company. This is again a time saver in many ways. Alerts and Reminders: which can be set custom-based covering specific use cases. For example - if prospect A changes companies today, I can get an alert for it on my email (the only drawback being I need to manually save this prospect in a list first).
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Pros
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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LinkedIn
  • Lists - Very intuitive, simple, way to create and track prospects for campaign purposes
  • InMails - The ability to send direct messages to prospects via InMails can be a differentiator for some reps
  • News Feed - Stay up to date on organizations you are targeting to send relevant messages that resonate
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Cons
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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LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator is very powerful, but not super well documented.
  • The tool does not allow for the export of list names, which is disappointing for a tool at this price.
  • LinkedIn's search is loosey goosey, you'll find that it includes names that just barely fit the criteria.
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Likelihood to Renew
Crunchbase Inc.
No answers on this topic
LinkedIn
This question is a no-brainer. The tool is the industry standard for anyone tied to sales and marketing. The name "LinkedIn Sales Navigator" is synonymous with streamlining relevant customer and account data in an easy to use format that is actionable and intelligent. The focus on continuous improvement and richer means of communicating with customers and prospects is evident each time new features are rolled out. The social component of the tool even includes a gamification component to ensure that peers remain relevant among each other, which is refreshing and enjoyable for those who engage the tool on a daily basis.
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Usability
Crunchbase Inc.
No answers on this topic
LinkedIn
It lets you pull people with specific titles in specific areas and with the criteria you choose--job changes, mutual connections based on schools, roles, and companies, etc. It is easy to upload these lists into other software or download and save them to a drive.
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Support Rating
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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LinkedIn
The tool speaks for itself, but the support is definitely a significant portion of why we use the tool. The company cares about their customer's success and it shows. We do not have to wait for long periods of time for the support team to respond; they do so in a timely manner, and virtually always with relevant insights and solutions.
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Implementation Rating
Crunchbase Inc.
No answers on this topic
LinkedIn
I am unsure of the rollout, as I was not involved. I was an early adopter, and I have had a lot of success with the tool personally at multiple organizations, but I have no idea whether the implementation process encountered any errors. I can personally say that it works, and that I have not encountered significant issues with the tool since adoption, although a few issues like messages showing up as being unread even though they have been opened have been an on-again/off-again issues throughout the past few years. Overall, the company is doing a great job, and our implementation seems to have been effective.
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Alternatives Considered
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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LinkedIn
linkedin has way better data cleanup and relevant contact information. It provides a great insight into how to target personally your prospects, and gives great engagement highlights. ZoomInfo is sometimes outdated, the prospect has moved companies or is no longer employed there-- alot of filtering through the weeds can be hard if you are trying to hit high metrics and make your time valuable
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Return on Investment
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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LinkedIn
  • Helped warm up a few leads that I was having trouble getting in touch with via phone and email
  • Allowed me to better identify the key stakeholders at companies I was targeting
  • Kept me up to date on what was happening with my prospects and their companies.
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