Crunchbase

Crunchbase

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Crunchbase

Overview

Recent Reviews

So many promises, none delivered

1
December 02, 2021
We use Crunchbase to make our profile accessible to potential employment candidates and venture capitalists. We also use Crunchbase for …
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Pretty Terrific - just needs one more thing...

9
November 16, 2021
We find new entrants (startups and venture) into our ecosystem - and do basic research on them. We will reach out to relevant companies to …
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Crunch the Venture!

9
November 08, 2021
Crunchbase is the main source of startups, venture funds and other legal entities data & information. Its database covers almost all our …
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Crunchbase easy to use platform!

10
May 28, 2021
I use Crunchbase to find information about startups. Usually investor information and past financings, team, and links to any resources. …
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Quality, Functional Data at Your Fingertips

8
April 07, 2020
Crunchbase is being used primarily, although not exclusively, by the research division within my organization. When conducting diligence …
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Wonderful tool to assist in prospecting

10
January 09, 2020
Pretty much everyone on my product side of the sales organization uses Crunchbase to help with breaking into accounts and staying on top …
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Crunchbase is crunching it!

9
October 15, 2019
We use Crunchbase to find companies that have received funding that fit into our ideal customer profile to target for prospecting. I get …

Popular Features

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Company information (17)

5.4
54%

Advanced search (16)

5.4
54%

Identification of new leads (15)

5.2
52%

List quality (15)

4.2
42%

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Pricing

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Basic

$0

Cloud

Crunchbase Starter

$29

Cloud
per month, per user

Crunchbase Pro

$49

Cloud
per month, per user

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Prospecting

5.0
50%

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

5.2
52%

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

5.9
59%

Sales Intelligence Email Features

4.6
46%

Product Details

What is Crunchbase?

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.

Crunchbase Features

Prospecting Features

  • Supported: Advanced search
  • Supported: Identification of new leads
  • Supported: List quality
  • Supported: Email contacts
  • Supported: List upload/download
  • Supported: Ideal customer targeting
  • Supported: Load time/data access

Sales Intelligence Data Standards Features

  • Supported: Contact information
  • Supported: Company information

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification Features

  • Supported: Smart lists and recommendations
  • Supported: Salesforce integration
  • Supported: Company/business profiles
  • Supported: News updates
  • Supported: Prospect tracking/following
  • Supported: Alerts and reminders
  • Supported: Data hygiene
  • Supported: Automatic data refresh
  • Supported: Tags
  • Supported: Filters and segmentation
  • Supported: Notes
  • Supported: Ability to append contact, lead, and account level data

Sales Intelligence Email Features Features

  • Supported: Sales email templates
  • Supported: Gmail integration
  • Supported: Exchange integration

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Crunchbase Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Crunchbase's best feature?

Reviewers rate Alerts and reminders highest, with a score of 6.8.

Who uses Crunchbase?

The most common users of Crunchbase are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

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Score 1 out of 10
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We use Crunchbase to make our profile accessible to potential employment candidates and venture capitalists. We also use Crunchbase for research on potential customers and contacts at that organization that may be a good fit for our products.
  • We have a profile
  • The data is out of date
  • The data is invalid
  • There is no way to update or manage the contacts listed on your profile
[In my opinion] let me say I am only giving a 1 because less than that is not an option. [I feel that] I would not waste my time investing or using Crunchbase. [In my experience] most of the contact information found at [these] companies [are] out of date. [In my experience] on our own profile, over 1/2 the company contacts listed were either no longer with the company or had incorrect titles or titles they never had, and in some cases never worked for our company. Even CEO information was 12 months out of date. As companies cannot update their own information, even with a paid account, we inquired about how to update the incorrect data. This took 3 weeks and multiple tickets to get a response. We then provided a list of all the correct information and after 2 more weeks requested a status. The response was that "this data (on their site) comes from 3rd party partners. Crunchbase provides the information to those partners to update on their side, but Crunchbase does not control their editing cadence. [In my opinion] you will need to regularly check the page for updates", to translate that response, it basically says that Crunchbase is an aggregator of data. They own the site, but none of the information on it is owned or managed by Crunchbase. [in my personal opinion] I am not sure why anyone would use Crunchbase. [I feel] It is not a reliable source of information about the companies on its pages, and their customer service is less than stellar.
Christian Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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I wanted to find a database that would let me find early-stage tech startups in the UK for both me and my clients. Finding reliable data sources is tough as they usually rely on a company investing in both good tech to create the data and real humans to check it and add context. Often it is just one or the other, rarely both.
  • User friendly
  • Good filters
  • Exporting data out is easy
  • Not enough data on UK businesses.
  • Not much context in terms of individual businesses maturity stage.
  • Categorisation of firmographic data widely varies and often wrong such as industries.
Great if you have no data and need to find a starting point but it’s too US-centric. There’s not enough investment into finding data on UK-based businesses.
November 16, 2021

Great tool for startups!

Hamid Farzaneh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use it mainly as part of our research into candidate investors for our funding.
  • Information on VC fund sizes.
  • Information on VC investment categories and recent deals.
  • Information on members of VC organizations and other investors.
  • Information on other companies' fundings.
  • Not all VC funds are current.
Great tool for companies preparing for new funding rounds.
Score 9 out of 10
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We find new entrants (startups and venture) into our ecosystem - and do basic research on them. We will reach out to relevant companies to join our incubator, accelerator, or apply to our venture fund for investment.
  • Lists companies by type and location
  • Tracks venture funding rounds
  • Identifies people affiliated with companies
  • Providing latest valuation metrics (even self reported is ok)
  • Noting when companies have "ended" either by closure or acquisition
  • Noting when / if companies have filed for BK or similar status
Basic research on companies' senior exec team and funding rounds (without valuation).
November 08, 2021

Crunch the Venture!

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Crunchbase is the main source of startups, venture funds and other legal entities data & information. Its database covers almost all our informational needs.
  • Venture deals data
  • Getting informed about venture deals in verticals/countries we are interested in
  • In some cases, data is not complete or actual.
It is perfectly well for individual investors and small venture capital funds.
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
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We used Crunchbase to learn about other companies' tech stacks and funding information. It was used by our lead development team.
  • Free information on companies
  • The Boost feature around tech stack is not worth the price. The information is outdated and as most companies are using 3rd party applications you can not see this.
  • They are very very expensive and not value for money. You can find most if not all this information with a Google search.
  • Customer support is rude and unhelpful [in my experience].
  • Beware of signing up for a trial - [I believe] they rely on unsuspecting people to put in their credit cards and you have to pay for the full year.
I don’t believe Crunchbase adds any real value [because] all the information they have is available via a Google search. They are very expensive and [in my opinion] not value for money.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Crunchbase to find accurate information about prospective companies. In particular, we were interested in Crunchbase's tool to find funding information of startups from accelerators, incubators, and investors.
  • Shows funding information
  • Pulls reports easily
  • Accurate, trustworthy company information
  • Expand company information outside of AMER region (hard to find international information)
Crunchbase is reliable data to find the following information:
1) Funding information (funding rounds, investors, etc.)
2) Company details
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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I use Crunchbase to find information about startups. Usually investor information and past financings, team, and links to any resources. Most people in my organization use it to get a quick view at a startup's profile.
  • Financing details
  • Investor information
  • Succinct product description
  • Links to recent news about the company
  • 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.
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.
Score 1 out of 10
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We intended to use Crunchbase to identify early stage startups in the biotechnology space with relevant focus and capabilities.
  • None.
  • Data is outdated.
  • Data has significant gaps.
  • Data largely replication of what is easily and publicly available, with little else.
  • Predatory subscription model in which they send no notice for renewal.
  • Antagonistic approach to customers.
The data is outdated and has significant gaps. It is mostly a replication of what is easily and publicly available, with little value added. Their predatory subscription model includes no notice of renewal and they are very antagonistic towards their customers.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Crunchbase is being used primarily, although not exclusively, by the research division within my organization. When conducting diligence on companies, Crunchbase serves as a source of quality information on companies. Because of the wide breadth and unique data points Crunchbase offers, the software is a crucial provider of data that my organization is not able to find elsewhere.
  • 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.
  • There is not much support for a mobile interface. The interface on mobile devices is difficult to navigate.
  • Sometimes, there is not enough detailed data on private companies, which is the primary reason my organization uses the software.
  • Data can sometimes be out of date. For paid software (my organization has the Pro version), I would expect the data I am viewing to always be correct.
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.
Vivian Okere | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Crunchbase is a part of my sales research methodology today. When wanting to understand the financials of any client/prospective client, I look to Crunchbase first to see the recency and frequency of funding rounds. Also, the ability to see a snapshot of their competitors through the Owler integration is killing two birds with one stone! It is easy to read through, and helps me to be more through prospecting.
  • Detailed view of funding rounds and its frequency.
  • Additive information on company's competitors, rank in the market, and more.
Well suited for sales professionals that are SDR/BDRs, account managers, account executives, customer success managers, and renewals. It is ideal for understanding quick financial intel to make better decisions when prospecting.

Not suited for people who need detailed financial information. Just high-level.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Crunchbase is primarily used by the SDR team to prospect start-up companies who've recently grown in size or raise capital. It is our de facto source for funding/growth information and a great all-in-one for insights into harder to find, early stage companies. Would be very hard to prospect other startups without it.
  • Easily compiles all relevant company information on one page.
  • Useful links to other websites and platforms.
  • Some tempting information is locked behind the paid version.
  • Can have multiple pages for the same account.
Crunchbase is most helpful for prospecting startups. It is extremely valuable to have insight into the amount of capital raised, from where it came, when it came, and when the next round is expected. Also Crunchbase provides you with helpful and relevant links to other platforms like LinkedIn or the company website, making it a one-stop-shop, especially for early stage research.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Pretty much everyone on my product side of the sales organization uses Crunchbase to help with breaking into accounts and staying on top of news relevant to clients. It is helpful when sending cold emails or having initial convos to know where these companies stand on funding and competition in the market. Overall it just makes the sales reps seem more knowledgable when they come in already knowing details about the client's current stance in the market.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Any time you are speaking with a client, it is to your benefit to know more about their tech space as well as competitors. It just makes you seem more trustworthy and smart, so they are more likely to purchase your product.
Parker O'Very | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Crunchbase as a data source for our account information in our CRM. We do not use the Enterprise version with a SFDC integration currently. I use Crunchbase to stay on top of major funding rounds for our key prospect accounts--this is a major buying signal that we track as part of our ABM strategy. We have also used add ons for Bombora, Builtwith, and Siftery.
  • Account-Based Data. Employee range, website, industry, company description, chief executives, latest news, etc. All for the given company you are researching.
  • Salesforce integration. I have not used it, but the functionality is supposed to be great. You can run data enrichment in your CRM with the Crunchbase data.
  • Funding, mergers, and acquisitions data. Crunchbase has relationships with thousands of VC firms throughout the world and followup with each very regularly to be able to serve up the latest data to their users.
  • Tech integrations. Integrations with tools like Bombora, Builtwith, Siftery, and others are really useful because you can use Crunchbase's company profile-based research method, and see the data from these tools specifically related to the given company.
  • 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.
Crunchbase Pro is pretty inexpensive and offers so much great data. What's more, you could use it as your sole provider for account data in your CRM with the CRM integration and have very clean and accurate data with a reasonable margin of error. I also love that you can have saved searches, and get alerts on those search criteria each week. For example, I can have a weekly alert on major funding rounds from companies that meet the given search criteria.
Lindsey Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Crunchbase to find companies that have received funding that fit into our ideal customer profile to target for prospecting. I get the daily emails with funding and descriptions of companies and then look them up to make sure they would be a good company to go after. We can also find competitors and search for similar companies to target more ideal prospects.
  • Crunchbase provides profiles for many companies and what industries and keywords they fall under.
  • Crunchbase will show us who got funding and how much funding and what round of funding etc.
  • We can create saved searches of specific keywords to see if new companies meet the criteria.
  • It would be nice to have some of the data go directly into our CRM.
  • Some of the keywords are a little too broad and it would be nice to search by industry instead.
  • There is nothing else I can think of offhand!
Crunchbase is great to help find companies who have gotten funding and have money to scale and use for customer acquisition. I have found so many companies to go after from the daily emails and have gotten many meetings from going after them. It is very accurate information that we can always count on being reliable.
Score 10 out of 10
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Crunchbase is used in two primary ways: prospecting leads and understanding market spaces by analyzing trends in different verticals or industries. I primarily use it for the latter of these two options (Zoom mainly for prospecting). I work in many industries and understanding where to focus my time is crucial for productivity.
  • Up to date continuous reporting on market trends
  • UI is excellent
  • Customer care
  • Data quality can always improve
  • The more reports the better
  • Automating report building would be nice (may be possible, I have yet to find it)
I think Crunchbase is one of the best tools I have for understanding market space and changes in the industry. For example I work in medical, A&D and electronics - three massive industries. Understanding which are trending towards or away from my product is key to understand where to spend the most time day over day.
September 13, 2018

Crunchbase to Crunch time!

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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CrunchBase is currently being used by multiple Business Development Representatives across our Sales department. We use it to filter through and find net new accounts to a prospect based on various aspects of an organization.
  • Crunchbase does a great job at providing the most up to date information in regards to when a company recently received funding and approximately how much they got
  • When determining acquisition information, CrunchBase is extremely accurate and provides the necessary details required (i.e. the name of the transaction, name of the organization being acquired/who they are being acquired by etc.)
  • One of the coolest CrunchBase features is a list of trending profiles, based on page views - making it easier to see what companies might be worth prospecting as they are growing
  • I would like to see Crunchbase provide better packages for users who are not purchasing this for an entire department but on an individual user basis.
  • I wish there were certain features included in the free version (i.e. "my searches" and "my list")
As my position is Business Development Representative, Crunchbase is a great tool for finding net new accounts to prospects based on recent funding, company size, headcount, revenue, recent acquisitions, etc.
★ Kevin Thomas ★ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I work in our inside sales team and we focus on mostly startups and small firms. These companies are often involved in fundraising to get off the ground. Crunchbase is an excellent resource for news about recent funding activity. I also love that alerts will come not only to my email but to my mobile device.
  • Custom filters are a great way to follow companies, people or investors.
  • Companies that are acquired can be filtered by the company name and or the name of the acquiring firm.
  • There are many events by industry and geo and Crunchbase allows me to search by popular events that I follow.
  • Crunchbase also offers the ability to save searches and to keep a list of companies that you're watching.
  • Honestly I don't have any constructive suggestions. I love the product as is, I wish the "my searches" and "my list" features were included in the free version.
My use of the product is pretty basic, as I'm looking for specific information on startups or perhaps different events. And what I find on Crunchbase has been very helpful.