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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

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

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
8.7
PitchBook
Advanced search
Crunchbase
8.8
PitchBook
Identification of new leads
Crunchbase
8.7
PitchBook
List quality
Crunchbase
8.5
PitchBook
List upload/download
Crunchbase
8.4
PitchBook
Ideal customer targeting
Crunchbase
8.0
PitchBook
Load time/data access
Crunchbase
9.8
PitchBook

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

Crunchbase
8.8
PitchBook
Contact information
Crunchbase
8.0
PitchBook
Company information
Crunchbase
9.2
PitchBook
Industry information
Crunchbase
9.4
PitchBook

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

Crunchbase
8.4
PitchBook
Lead qualification process
Crunchbase
7.7
PitchBook
Smart lists and recommendations
Crunchbase
8.0
PitchBook
Salesforce integration
Crunchbase
9.5
PitchBook
Company/business profiles
Crunchbase
9.2
PitchBook
Alerts and reminders
Crunchbase
7.7
PitchBook
Data hygiene
Crunchbase
8.5
PitchBook
Automatic data refresh
Crunchbase
7.0
PitchBook
Tags
Crunchbase
8.9
PitchBook
Filters and segmentation
Crunchbase
8.7
PitchBook

Sales Intelligence Email Features

Crunchbase
8.4
PitchBook
Sales email templates
Crunchbase
8.4
PitchBook
Append emails to records
Crunchbase
8.4
PitchBook

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

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

  • 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

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 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

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

PitchBook

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crunchbase
9.6
PitchBook
7.8

Support Rating

Crunchbase
PitchBook
7.0

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