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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
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.
Christian Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
November 08, 2021

Crunch the Venture!

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Crunchbase is the main source of startups, venture funds and other legal entities data & information. Its database covers almost all our informational needs.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Vivian Okere | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Parker O'Very | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Lindsey Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
★ Kevin Thomas ★ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
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