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.
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: Filters and segmentation
Supported: Ability to append contact, lead, and account level data
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.
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 emails on c-suite. Crunchbase however is an easier tool to use so if complicated segmentation is not required, Crunchabse is a great solution. It's also super fast to access and provides a succinct and easy to read profile view.
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.
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.
Sales Navigator is better only because it provides you with more direct contacts to reach out to. Crunchbase only tells you really the top dogs in the company like c-level execs, not necessarily contacts that you would be having sales conversations with.
Crunchbase has far more company data than LinkedIn Sales Navigator. The thing that it lacks is data on the people at those companies. LinkedIn Sales Navigator also has a better CRM integration, from what I understand. It is more automated. For our strategy, we use both of these platforms. Both are essential for our ABM model.
This question always gets me. In a world with so many database solutions, it becomes quite difficult to compare, its the subtleties. Bigger is usually better...Crunchbase has gone through over 300...300 rounds of funding. In a world where there are so many options, going with the crowd can be the best choice. Going with the money in this case.