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Overview

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…

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Recent Reviews

So many promises, none delivered

1 out of 10
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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Crunch the Venture!

9 out of 10
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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Popular Features

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  • Advanced search (16)
    5.1
    51%
  • Identification of new leads (15)
    5.1
    51%
  • Company information (17)
    4.9
    49%
  • List quality (15)
    4.3
    43%
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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
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://about.crunchbase.com/products/p…

Offerings

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

Prospecting

Features related to generating leads and finding new contacts.

5.1
Avg 7.6

Sales Intelligence Data Standards

How well does the contact, company, and industry information provided by the SI tool meet the user’s needs? Is the availability and quality of data satisfactory?

5
Avg 7.6

Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification

Features around contact data management and lead intelligence.

5.9
Avg 7.4

Sales Intelligence Email Features

Features that support sending emails to leads, especially initial emails to a list of prospects. May gather additional sales intelligence based on email engagement, adding additional info to the contact record and/or contributing to lead prioritization.

4.3
Avg 7.5
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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

Crunchbase Video

Take the power of Crunchbase with you while browsing prospect websites, LinkedIn company pages and profiles, and sales tools such as Salesforce and LinkedIn Sales Navigator. Install Crunchbase's free Chrome extension: http://cm.crunchbase.com/ChromeExtension

Crunchbase Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

ZoomInfo Sales, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, and CB Insights are common alternatives for Crunchbase.

Reviewers rate Alerts and reminders highest, with a score of 7.2.

The most common users of Crunchbase are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

(61)

Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Users have made several recommendations for Crunchbase based on their experience with the tool. The most common recommendations are as follows:

  1. Use the free trial version before committing to a premium account. Customers suggest taking advantage of the trial period to assess whether Crunchbase meets their needs and provides the desired information about specific accounts.

  2. Set goals at the beginning to determine the specific information you want to gather about target companies. By setting clear objectives, users believe they can effectively evaluate the financial health of companies and gather valuable intelligence details.

  3. Explore all the available features and data in Crunchbase. Users recommend familiarizing themselves with the platform and its capabilities to make the most of its market research tools, such as obtaining firmographic, funding, and M&A data for private companies.

By following these recommendations, sales professionals, particularly those in tech-oriented roles, can leverage Crunchbase's reliability and improve their performance in hunting and cross-selling products. Additionally, users find that Crunchbase provides useful high-level information about a company's industry, funding, employee count, and revenue.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Parker O'Very | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
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