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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Crunchbase

Crunchbase is well suited for doing a preliminary analysis of a private company. As a result of the user interface being easy to navigate, analysis can be completed in a quick and efficient manner. The web and mobile app data is also likely to be useful for sales personnel to gauge consumer traffic and interest in companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

This is also a great tool that we use for a social selling approach. I've personally had lots of success with clients not responding and reaching out through LinkedIn to spark a conversation. What really makes a difference is having a tool that helps analyze businesses and their employees. The other side of this, besides just LinkedIn, is your ability to see companies and individuals as well as send messages without a limit, therefore increasing the effectiveness and scope of the impact for your business. It doesn't always do a great job of pulling in contact data. If you're looking to bulk search individuals this isn't the tool you would want to use.
Kevin Knudsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Prospecting

Crunchbase
8.7
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0
Advanced search
Crunchbase
8.8
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.4
Identification of new leads
Crunchbase
8.7
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.9
List quality
Crunchbase
8.5
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.2
List upload/download
Crunchbase
8.4
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.1
Ideal customer targeting
Crunchbase
8.0
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0
Load time/data access
Crunchbase
9.8
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.2

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

Crunchbase
8.8
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.9
Contact information
Crunchbase
8.0
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.7
Company information
Crunchbase
9.2
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.2
Industry information
Crunchbase
9.4
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.9

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

Crunchbase
8.4
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.7
Lead qualification process
Crunchbase
7.7
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.9
Smart lists and recommendations
Crunchbase
8.0
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.1
Salesforce integration
Crunchbase
9.5
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.3
Company/business profiles
Crunchbase
9.2
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.2
Alerts and reminders
Crunchbase
7.7
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.8
Data hygiene
Crunchbase
8.5
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.6
Automatic data refresh
Crunchbase
7.0
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.7
Tags
Crunchbase
8.9
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.8
Filters and segmentation
Crunchbase
8.7
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.9

Sales Intelligence Email Features

Crunchbase
8.4
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.6
Sales email templates
Crunchbase
8.4
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.7
Append emails to records
Crunchbase
8.4
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
7.5

Pros

Crunchbase

  • Funding news - Huge strength to know immediately when a funding round is available.
  • UX/UI super easy to navigate making it a simple tool to use for early sales reps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator takes the guesswork out of contacting potential lead sources. Rather than spending an exorbitant amount of time and energy trying to find the right people you wish to connect with, it lets you drill down and find contacts on a granular level.
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator has add-ons that we pay for, and they are well worth the cost. We are now able to send more LinkedIn InMails each month, and we get a higher response rate from recipients.
  • We use Salesforce, and LinkedIn Sales Navigator saves leads and contacts into this platform with a simple click. There is no need to enter information multiple times, which is a real time saver.
Kevan Wilkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crunchbase

  • Timely data. We also use Owler for company funding alerts. Since Owler scans the web for press releases from the set of companies you follow, it is often more "on time" when it comes to major funding rounds. Crunchbase usually catches up within the month.
  • There are data discrepancies sometimes between a company profile on Crunchbase vs that company's profile on LinkedIn. It could be that Crunchbase is more accurate, but we just don't know.
Parker O'Very | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

  • With my current company I only have a limited amount of inMails that I can send per month (50) which limits my use of the product. I wish that I was able to have unlimited to get the full functionality.
  • One complaint I have about targeting specific types of prospects is that when you do narrow the list within a company sometimes unrelated prospects still come up in the search and you have to weed through them.
  • I wish that regular linkedIn and Sales Navigator could be linked together at least message wise so that you didn't have to remember if you sent a prospect a message through Navigator or just from being a contact.
Erika M. Barth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Michael J. Towle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator 8.1
Based on 3 answers
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.
Vishakha Rao | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Michael J. Towle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn Sales Navigator 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Michael J. Towle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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 similar background information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

The only other tool I've used similar to Sales Navigator is the free LInkedin. As I've said, it is a great tool for networking and can be used for prospecting. I feel like Linkedin has really spent a lot of time trying to make Sales Navigator a better, more powerful tool for people in sales.
Gary Kawamura | 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

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

  • In my last business, it enabled me to quickly target high value prospects and reach out to them. It led to enough success that I used it regularly.
  • It also offers and (I took advantage of) the ability to seek out introductions. This led to a large number of prospect conversations and some sales.
  • In my current business, we used it to beta test heavy outbound email campaigns, which it proved out because of the accuracy of the data.
Adam Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crunchbase

General

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

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crunchbase
9.6
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Crunchbase
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
10.0

Usability

Crunchbase
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.1

Support Rating

Crunchbase
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
9.0

Implementation Rating

Crunchbase
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
8.0

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