Score 8.2 out of 10


What is PitchBook?

PitchBook is a business intelligence software offering from PitchBook.
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What is PitchBook?

PitchBook is a resource for comprehensive data, research and insights spanning the global capital markets. PitchBook has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, London and Hong Kong.

PitchBook Features

  • Supported: Comprehensive Private Market Intelligence
  • Supported: Venture Capital Data
  • Supported: Merger and Acquisition Data

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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

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PitchBook is a business intelligence software offering from PitchBook.

S&P Capital IQ, CB Insights, and Crunchbase are common alternatives for PitchBook.

The most common users of PitchBook are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use PitchBook to look for information for a specific startup or about a particular industry (i.e. multiples, other deals in the space, financial performance of competitors).

We also use PitchBook to validate the assumptions we use when creating financial models for our portfolio companies in the accelerator program. This information is extremely helpful since it is the most updated information (way better than reports that usually cover information from 2-3 years ago).
  • Provide the most accurate information about SMEs and Startups
  • Give aggregated industry information to validate assumptions
  • Keeps you updated about the industries you are interested by signing to their reports
  • Reduce the price and allow users to share licenses. It is really expensive for companies that are not investment banks to access this information. Maybe consider different tiers
  • Tell when the information has been audited by a third party. In some cases, the information may be wrong for early stage companies.
If you are a company or an individual that needs reliable information about SMEs or startups, this is the best platform for you to get this information in a very efficient way.

If you are just doing a basic due diligence to see active VC funds, figuring out valuations or companies in one industry, or just getting general information about an industry, it is probably better to get it from somewhere else on the internet. The reasoning behind it is that PitchBook is very expensive as opposed to other options out there.
Shreyans Parekh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PitchBook has been an instrumental SaaS data and research platform for my team and organization, as it provides comprehensive research and news on private capital markets, including VC, private equity, and M&A transactions. Its database, research, and insights spanning global capital markets is truly unparalleled in the industry of financial research software. PitchBook has particularly been valuable in sourcing investments, performing due diligence, and business development.
  • Tools for data analysis, idea generation, and workflow management.
  • Easy access to trusted news, data, analytics and insights.
  • Industry sector specific metrics and analytics to inform decision-making.
  • User license seats can get expensive as PitchBook is scaled across the enterprise.
  • It can be challenging to distill the exact insights that we are looking for due to the vastness of data and resources available - a guided resource would be great.
  • Valuations and quarterly financial numbers are not fully up-to-date at times.
Overall, PitchBook is an enormously helpful resource for private market analysis and financials. It is a versatile platform that can be used for private market intelligence, sourcing investments and performing industry sector comps diligence, deal execution, business development, and networking. It is a comprehensive resource for enterprise corporate development, finance, and legal teams and for the most part, offer great real-time insights and access to company and industry data.
Sourav Mukherjee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Pitchbook provides a great platform to get information on the companies' recent investment activities, how are the competitors doing in terms of valuations and funding. It also gives relevant trends across the industries. I use it everyday to gather information on the funding status and information on the leadership contacts on early startups of the Fintech industry. Its a great resource to discover the upcoming deals and M&As. It also sends regular newsletters and updates to keep us up-to-date on the changes on the go.
  • Information on upcoming deals and M&As
  • Funding news and alerts across the industries
  • Company investment rounds and valuations
  • Expensive and not cost effective for small firms
  • The contacts are not that relevant as it bounces
Pitchbook is well suited for medium and large companies or investors who are looking for Series A and beyond information. It can be used by Venture Capitalists, Private Equity firms and Fund Managers to strategies based on data and insights. It is slightly less helpful when it comes to early seed start ups.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PitchBook provide us with competitors companies and product market info details hence helping us to align and adjust our go to market strategy. PitchBook also regular send out news letter via email hence also providing us the lastest update in the market that we are concern about. We can read this info on the go from our phone.
  • Market information
  • Company information
  • Product launch
  • Product Event launch timeline
PitchBook provide us with market details on companies and product with their latest insight and product launch. Information details shared are more for individual to digest and make upkeep their market knowledge. Information provide is more of generic news pertaining to the interest of area that you are focusing on.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use PitchBook every day in my role. I use it to gather information about early to middle stage startups, funding news, organizational changes, leadership contact information, etc. PitchBook is a great resource when looking for startup funding alerts and upcoming deals. Great for building reports and account mapping with sales leadership.
  • Funding news and alerts
  • Organizational changes
  • Contact information
  • Can be glitchy when loading
  • Contact information can be inaccurate
  • Typically a day or two late to real time news and deals
PitchBook is particularly well suited for sales organizations looking to gather information about early and middle stage startups fundraising or planning to fundraise. Another use case is if an individual is doing diligence on a company that they're interested in working for. It has so much great information about company journey, leadership, funding deals and investor networks.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use PitchBook to understand recent investment activity and the valuation of small and medium businesses in relevant verticals. This helps me understand how competitors are growing and what the relevant trends are across the industry. PitchBook has great tools for discovering and browsing relevant companies and understanding details of what's driving investment and valuation.
  • Understanding company valuation.
  • Discovering recent investment rounds.
  • Finding companies by industry or value prop.
  • Too much is behind a paywall.
  • Incomplete coverage in some verticals.
PitchBook is great for learning about private companies that are currently funded through PE or VC. If you are looking to make an investment, understand competitors, or seeking investment for your company, PitchBook offers some of the most thorough data available.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PitchBook is being used primarily, although not exclusively, by the research division within my organization. When conducting diligence on fund managers or specific companies, PitchBook serves as a source of quality information. Because of the wide breadth and unique data points PitchBook offers, the software is a crucial provider of data that my organization is not able to find elsewhere.
  • PitchBook provides a very comprehensive database of not just companies and investors but also M&A activity, financials, funds and LPs.
  • Pitchbook is multi-dimensional it how it can be used. For example, it can help to accomplish various business objectives, including deal sourcing, due diligence, private market intelligence and fundraising.
  • PitchBook has an easy-to-navigate user interface. It enables the user to quickly find the data and information that he or she needs.
  • Financials on PitchBook are not always up to date. For example, despite Q1 2020 financials already being published by companies, PitchBook was still missing their FY2019 results.
  • The market intelligence features are not as developed as S&P Capital IQ. For example, the public markets plugin does not track indices.
  • The cons mentioned above are minor. PitchBook has very few meaningful downsides as it offers more private market data than any of its competitors.
PitchBook is well suited for conducting analyses on private companies of all sizes, industries or the major actors in a particular space. PitchBook, however, is less suited for analysis of public companies, despite its relatively recent integration of public market data from Morningstar. This largely stems from the fact that PitchBook was built around being a company providing private market data focused on venture capital and private equity investing.
The overall support for PitchBook is about average. It is not excellent for two primary reasons. First, PitchBook can run slow from time to time, and I cannot copy and paste from the Chrome extension. I have found neither of those issues to be a function of the computer I am using. However, the PitchBook support team has proved helpful on several occasions.

March 01, 2019

PitchBook Review

Jason Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used PitchBook for about 1 year, mostly on researching investment history to target Angels and VCs and comparable market valuations.
  • Data set of investments and acquisitions.
  • Contact information and key personnel.
  • Industry reports.
  • Expensive for small firms.
  • A good percentage of contacts bounce, so we need to use separate email list verification tools.
  • Most relevant searches were completed early on, not much use for us in ongoing work.
Well suited for larger enterprises and later stage investors, and those looking into companies at the Series A to B and beyond with more data in the system. It's less helpful at the seed stage.
Chris McCarthy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are always watching for companies to acquire. I’ve used PitchBook at another company for the same primary reason. The secondary benefits are tremendous, as there is much to be learned about bankable market trends based on what decisions PE, VC, and fund managers are making (putting real makers behind new deals) For us, we value PitchBook for the quality of the data, and seek to approach the right acquisitions based on data that would be far too time consuming to capture on our own.
  • Extremely well-researched data, critical to any M&A decision.
  • Customer support: real humans respond, and follow-up diligently.
  • High trust resource: provides private company information too, which is far more valuable/ harder to access than public.
  • The price could be lower. If you’re serious about investing, then the Price is not a hurdle. But if you want to watch market cash trends, there are other great choices at lower costs.
Best uses are M+A, fund managers, PE companies and VCs. The quality of both their data and their researchers/support teams is excellent! Also, an excellent strategy advisory tool for startups, even if it is a bit pricey.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The group I was in specialized in private capital markets and private placements, and needed a specialized source for accessing the latest available data on transactions in the market. PitchBook was used by my group as well as by other groups firmwide. PitchBook helped us address the following problems: -Limited sources of reliable information for private capital markets data -Easily exportable datasets for use in custom analysis related to private capital markets activity -Research on prospective investors based on investment history for purposes of investor targeting and transaction marketing
  • Voluminous and detailed datasets: PitchBook was a consistently reliable source of information on the most recent private capital markets transactions, as well as the key investors participating in said transactions.
  • Ease of use: PitchBook allowed for easy exporting of screens in Excel for use in our own analyses with minimal friction, and a robust interface ensured a sufficient level of granularity for conducting research.
  • Customer support: PitchBook customer support was extremely helpful and was frequently able to provide answers to any questions that arose.
  • Missing functionality: At times the ability to drill down further by transaction type and/or security was not available, and necessitated further data manipulation in Excel to arrive at the desired result.
PitchBook is well suited for any group/firm interested in private equity, particularly those looking to market private placements as well as track overall levels of activity in the private capital markets. It appears they've since added further functionality around private-equity specific interests such as limited partners, fund performance, etc. PitchBook is less useful for tracking standard market data such as pricing publicly-traded securities or tracking M&A transactions, as more robust alternatives exist.
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