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CB Insights


What is CB Insights?

CB Insights is a tech market intelligence platform that analyzes data on venture capital, startups, patents, and other data to predict market trends.

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What is CB Insights?

CB Insights is a tech market intelligence platform that analyzes data on venture capital, startups, patents, and other data to predict market trends.

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used to have an internal team, who was responsible for developing strategies by evaluating market trends. We have replaced this with CB Insights. CB Insights takes care of all that for us. We just have to make sure we invest in potential firms.
  • Data Driven Strategies
  • Predicting competitors possible Strategy
  • Track Competitors
  • List More Companies
  • Create more Strategy Options based on expected result
  • Dark Mode
It is highly suited for mid-size to large-scale firms. For small-scale firms, I don't think it will be feasible to have CB Insights. If you are not ready to have your own research team, or you think your team is not competent enough, You should definitely go for CB Insights.
  • Finding Competitor Strategy
  • Connecting with reliable vendors
  • Letting us know what is happening in the tech Market
  • Increased Return on investment
  • Better Productivity when compared to internal research team
  • Brilliant Insight on the industry
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
CBInsights is part of our investment opportunity sourcing platform. We use the system to identify new companies and benchmark the traction of existing companies to their cohorts. Additionally, we use their contact information features to obtain the email addresses of key executives and founders as needed. We also use the platform for general market research.
  • Timely updates on funding rounds.
  • Updates on M&A activities.
  • Pre and post money valuation data.
  • Estimates on revenue and number of clients.
It is great for investment teams looking for new opportunities. Good for inside sales teams looking for well-funded clients.
  • Slightly positive ROI, but too early to say with certainty.
  • ROI hinges on the performance of investments.
PitchBook has better cap table data for tracking investors.
Very responsive and eager to maintain client relationships.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am responsible for growing Creating The Future Today, which means i need to have the most intelligent, unbiased reporting on what the future holds. That has always been difficult to obtain from the historical providers of software analysts. My priority is to create what our customers need, and that needs to supported by the most accurate data I can find. That is what we find in CB Insights.
  • Transparency - lets me separate the hype from the reality.
  • Real-time intelligence-packed reporting. The graphs and metrics they provide along with their perspectives allow anyone to apply their own understanding and reproduce a nearly identical perspective.
  • Their daily e-newsletter is chock full of intelligence presented in such a fun and entertaining way, it makes you want to pay for it too!
  • Hard to say, since they are always so ahead of the curve. They designed it so well from the start, I can’t imagine what else they would add, though I am excited to watch where they take this next!
Transparency - we were reading a lot of hype about Bitcoin, and it was in every market sector. Those of us who remember 2001, were alarmed. But digging through to find the truth was a challenge. CB Insights provided regular, extensive data every week, more often at the peak. We are certain our own analysis was correct based on that and stopped worrying that we might have missed a market opportunity.
  • Positive from the operational efficiency of getting this intelligence in a ‘breaking news’ format from this highly trusted resource.
  • Positive From the extensive, highly detailed reporting they do on both the markets that matter to us today, and those that are shifting so quickly that we should have them on our radar too.
Pitch book was our favorite resource, until we started using CB Insights. CB Insights just has far better coverage and include very extensive private company intelligence too which adds a level of customer insight accuracy that no one else can.
Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are actively engaged in three very fast moving industries which makes it extremely important to stay up-to-date with a broad spectrum of changes, players and potential competitors. Traditional sources of such information were not meeting our needs. So after much research we discovered, tested and are now extremely pleased with CB Insights. While I and my CCO are the primary users for strategy, we are able to share info with the rest of our team, as needed.
  • Stays ahead of more market changes than any other service we've ever found
  • Timely, accurate and extremely insightful information presented in an easy to process on our own, unbiased methodology
  • Far exceeds our marketing strategy and analysis needs, allowing for even more accurate planning.
  • Might only suggest more corporate events
If you too are engaged in any fast moving industries, or are seeking to because you see disruption happening, this is the best service for ensuring you fully inderstand at a very deep insight level, the who/what/when/where and why of those changes.

They report on private companies as well which is extremely difficult info to access in such a timely manner on your own.
  • Positive in both volume and detail of the most relevant information upon which to make key strategic decisions.
  • It's not an inexpensive service, but worth the price given the accuracy, timeliness and criticality of the information they are able to provide.
  • Strategy - strategy - strategy! There's no way anyone could gather that much intelligence in just one stop with any other service.
Traditional research services by market and product just can't keep up anymore, in my opinion. We had to seek out who could, and our choice of CB Insights two years ago has proven to be one of the smartest choices we've ever made.
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