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18 Ratings

Crunchbase

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Score 7.6 out of 100
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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

PitchBook

PitchBook is well suited for conducting analyses on private companies of all sizes, industries or the major actors in a particular space. PitchBook, however, is less suited for analysis of public companies, despite its relatively recent integration of public market data from Morningstar. This largely stems from the fact that PitchBook was built around being a company providing private market data focused on venture capital and private equity investing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Prospecting

Crunchbase
6.3
PitchBook
Advanced search
Crunchbase
6.7
PitchBook
Identification of new leads
Crunchbase
6.6
PitchBook
List quality
Crunchbase
5.6
PitchBook
List upload/download
Crunchbase
6.5
PitchBook
Ideal customer targeting
Crunchbase
5.4
PitchBook
Load time/data access
Crunchbase
7.1
PitchBook

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

Crunchbase
6.3
PitchBook
Contact information
Crunchbase
5.5
PitchBook
Company information
Crunchbase
6.8
PitchBook
Industry information
Crunchbase
6.7
PitchBook

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

Crunchbase
6.5
PitchBook
Lead qualification process
Crunchbase
5.5
PitchBook
Smart lists and recommendations
Crunchbase
6.8
PitchBook
Salesforce integration
Crunchbase
6.6
PitchBook
Company/business profiles
Crunchbase
6.4
PitchBook
Alerts and reminders
Crunchbase
6.9
PitchBook
Data hygiene
Crunchbase
6.1
PitchBook
Automatic data refresh
Crunchbase
5.9
PitchBook
Tags
Crunchbase
7.0
PitchBook
Filters and segmentation
Crunchbase
6.9
PitchBook

Sales Intelligence Email Features

Crunchbase
5.1
PitchBook
Sales email templates
Crunchbase
5.1
PitchBook
Append emails to records
Crunchbase
5.1
PitchBook

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

PitchBook

  • Extremely well-researched data, critical to any M&A decision.
  • Customer support: real humans respond, and follow-up diligently.
  • High trust resource: provides private company information too, which is far more valuable/ harder to access than public.
Chris McCarthy | 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

PitchBook

  • Missing functionality: At times the ability to drill down further by transaction type and/or security was not available, and necessitated further data manipulation in Excel to arrive at the desired result.
Anonymous | 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

PitchBook

PitchBook 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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

PitchBook

We actually use both. CBInsights we use more regularly for market capture, and PitchBook when we are actively seeking acquisitions.
Chris McCarthy | 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

PitchBook

  • Undetermined-- we just didn't see a big enough ROI as a small firm to justify a continued subscription.
Jason Kraus | 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
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

PitchBook

General

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

PitchBook Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crunchbase
6.9
PitchBook
8.0

Support Rating

Crunchbase
1.0
PitchBook
7.0

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