23 Feb'18

Crunchbase launch 3rd party database


Crunchbase, a technology community, announced the launch of a marketplace called ‘Crunchbase Pro’.


Crunchbase have teamed up with data partners ‘to help us answer the questions that you couldn’t resolve with just our data alone.’ Expanding on this, Crunchbase explain that you can ‘supercharge your searches and answer questions like, which e-commerce companies just stopped using my competitor’.


Their data partners so far include: SimilarWeb, BuiltWith, Apptopia, Siftery, IPQwey. Companies that are soon to join include: Bombora, Owler, Financial Content, TradingView, Engima, Wayback Machine, SEMrush, Aberdeen and Wikipedia.


Crunchbase aims to become the ‘single destination for company data’.


Talking to TechCrunch (Crunchbase being  the database spun out from TechCrunch), the CEO Jager McConnell explained that users ’will be able to choose to add to their searches by way of an “app store” model, bringing to mind services like Slack’.


The development of their marketplace has meant the have secured its latest Series B with the investor Mayfield.


A partner at Mayfield stated that Crunchbase ‘has the potential to be a true platform company in becoming the actionable master record for company data.’


TechCrunch explains that to access the marketplace a user has to at least register as a free member. If a user requires further benefit then they will have to purchase a premium membership.