40 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100
125 Ratings
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Score 6.8 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

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

If you're a PR or Marketing firm and want to track media exposure for your clients, [Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform] [scours] the internet, TV, [and] radio to track down specific media hits. They also have an extensive media database for tracking databases for journalists/producers in both national and regional/local contexts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Prospecting

Crunchbase
6.1
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Advanced search
Crunchbase
6.6
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Identification of new leads
Crunchbase
6.5
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
List quality
Crunchbase
5.6
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
List upload/download
Crunchbase
5.8
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Ideal customer targeting
Crunchbase
4.8
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Load time/data access
Crunchbase
7.0
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

Crunchbase
6.4
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Contact information
Crunchbase
5.3
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Company information
Crunchbase
7.1
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Industry information
Crunchbase
7.0
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

Crunchbase
6.5
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Lead qualification process
Crunchbase
5.7
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Smart lists and recommendations
Crunchbase
6.7
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Salesforce integration
Crunchbase
7.0
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Company/business profiles
Crunchbase
6.9
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Alerts and reminders
Crunchbase
6.7
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Data hygiene
Crunchbase
6.2
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Automatic data refresh
Crunchbase
5.3
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Tags
Crunchbase
7.1
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Filters and segmentation
Crunchbase
7.1
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Sales Intelligence Email Features

Crunchbase
5.3
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Sales email templates
Crunchbase
5.3
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
Append emails to records
Crunchbase
5.3
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

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

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

  • Up to date contact information. It is actually relevant and active info, not always the case with others.
  • The user interface is better than most tools. While not perfect, it's pretty easy to figure out how to get what you want.
  • Their support is excellent. Anytime I've needed help I can call, but better than this, they proactively call and assist.
Jake Neeley | 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

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

  • Their tracking system for media mentions isn't perfect - we have stumbled across several posts mentioning our company/product that were not picked up by the platform. While frustrating, we send these URLs to our rep and their tech team ensures that that website will be monitored moving forward.
Avery Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 8.0
Based on 10 answers
Meltwater works well for our organization and has allowed us to meet our internal goals. We are always open to new products and services that may be able to provide similar or better features; however, our experience has been that many of Meltwater's competitors are not up to the task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 2.3
Based on 3 answers
Once you get some basic training it's pretty easy to use. I would like to see training manuals, or instructional videos to help me explore features I'm not currently using.
Chris Vanasdalan | 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

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 5.9
Based on 17 answers
We've had two different Meltwater reps, and they've each done a fantastic job of conducting training sessions and keeping us abreast of updates to the platform. My schedule is hectic, so I've had to postpone some training sessions, and they've been accommodating of me. There are times, though, when it takes a few days for our rep to get back to me, but once we link up, I get everything I need.
David Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Again, really in-depth and helpful for a program that is really easy to use.
Carolyn Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Walked step by step through program. Very informative on a program that doesn't require much training.
Carolyn Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Crunchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform 6.1
Based on 4 answers
You are only allowed 15 users, so make sure you've identified who will have access to use the tool.
Chris Vanasdalan | 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

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

Meltwater is definitely a more versatile tool than Cision. Cision's main purpose is to search for media contacts and create media lists, which it does a really good job of. I'm very comfortable with Cision which is why I use it even though Meltwater has this feature in addition to the media tracking that it is known for. But Cision is very one-sided whereas you can do a lot more things with Meltwater.
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

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

  • I've yet to really see a way to measure ROI by using Meltwater.
  • We have a goal number of positive mentions by percentage that our organization strives to reach. Meltwater keeps excellent track of this.
  • I like what Meltwater does for us, but I don't see extreme positives or negatives in terms of business objectives. It is simply good for what I need it to do.
Lance Cranmer | 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

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform

General

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

Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crunchbase
7.2
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
5.9

Likelihood to Renew

Crunchbase
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
8.0

Usability

Crunchbase
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
2.3

Reliability and Availability

Crunchbase
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
10.0

Support Rating

Crunchbase
1.0
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
5.9

In-Person Training

Crunchbase
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
8.0

Online Training

Crunchbase
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
8.0

Implementation Rating

Crunchbase
Meltwater Media Intelligence Platform
6.1

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