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
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 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")