Crunchbase vs. PitchBook

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Crunchbase
Score 7.4 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
PitchBook
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
PitchBook is a business intelligence software offering from PitchBook.N/A
Pricing
CrunchbasePitchBook
Editions & Modules
Basic
$0
Crunchbase Starter
$29
per month, per user
Crunchbase Pro
$49
per month, per user
Crunchbase Enterprise
Custom Billing
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CrunchbasePitchBook
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
CrunchbasePitchBook
Considered Both Products
Crunchbase
Chose Crunchbase
I like PitchBook a lot -- but too expensive for a slight difference in our use case. If Crunchbase added valuation "estimates" (kind of like zillow "zestimates"), it would be awesome instead of just very good.
Chose Crunchbase
Crunchbase is cheaper and the overall price/value balance is better
Chose Crunchbase
Ptichbook. This platform is more detailed and has a lot more information regarding round details. The platform also has other features to build lists, market maps, landscapes and access reports and raw data about companies by vertical or any other segmentation. Also provides …
PitchBook
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 …
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Features
CrunchbasePitchBook
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Crunchbase
5.1
17 Ratings
PitchBook
-
Ratings
Advanced search5.316 Ratings00 Ratings
Identification of new leads5.215 Ratings00 Ratings
List quality4.315 Ratings00 Ratings
List upload/download5.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting4.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Load time/data access5.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
Crunchbase
5.1
17 Ratings
PitchBook
-
Ratings
Contact information4.414 Ratings00 Ratings
Company information5.217 Ratings00 Ratings
Industry information5.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification
Comparison of Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification features of Product A and Product B
Crunchbase
5.8
15 Ratings
PitchBook
-
Ratings
Lead qualification process5.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations4.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Salesforce integration5.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Company/business profiles4.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and reminders6.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Data hygiene6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic data refresh6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Tags6.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Filters and segmentation6.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Email Features
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Email Features features of Product A and Product B
Crunchbase
4.4
4 Ratings
PitchBook
-
Ratings
Sales email templates4.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Append emails to records4.44 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
CrunchbasePitchBook
Likelihood to Recommend
5.4
(18 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CrunchbasePitchBook
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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PitchBook
Overall, PitchBook is an enormously helpful resource for private market analysis and financials. It is a versatile platform that can be used for private market intelligence, sourcing investments and performing industry sector comps diligence, deal execution, business development, and networking. It is a comprehensive resource for enterprise corporate development, finance, and legal teams and for the most part, offer great real-time insights and access to company and industry data.
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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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PitchBook
  • PitchBook provides a very comprehensive database of not just companies and investors but also M&A activity, financials, funds and LPs.
  • Pitchbook is multi-dimensional it how it can be used. For example, it can help to accomplish various business objectives, including deal sourcing, due diligence, private market intelligence and fundraising.
  • PitchBook has an easy-to-navigate user interface. It enables the user to quickly find the data and information that he or she needs.
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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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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
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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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
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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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
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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PitchBook
  • Slightly costly for small firms and thus, not positive ROI for them
  • More informed decisions for investments
  • The contact information bounces and not that reliable.
  • Great for diving deep into the funding and valuations news
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