Powerful source of information on new companies
January 22, 2020

Powerful source of information on new companies

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Free

Overall Satisfaction with Crunchbase

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.
  • Easily compiles all relevant company information on one page.
  • Useful links to other websites and platforms.
  • Some tempting information is locked behind the paid version.
  • Can have multiple pages for the same account.
  • Necessary to effectively prospect early-stage companies.
  • The version we use is free of charge.
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.
I've never run reports with Crunchbase, but I know our sales operations team has. Seems to be easy to cross-reference data in our CRM (Salesforce) with lists from Crunchbase and automatically include funding information, company stage, employee range, influencers/DMs to be exported to the CRM. Not too familiar with the reporting other than that.
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.

Crunchbase Feature Ratings

Advanced search
10
Identification of new leads
10
Ideal customer targeting
10
Load time/data access
10
Company information
10
Industry information
10
Smart lists and recommendations
8
Company/business profiles
10
Data hygiene
10
Tags
7
Filters and segmentation
8