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  • The 20 Highest Paying Startup Unicorns

    The 20 Highest Paying Startup Unicorns

    We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you, our readers, the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns. Uber would be a good guess for top dollar salaries. But, you might be surprised to find Cloudera, a software company providing Apache Hadoop-based software and support to… Read More

  • AOL/Verizon Completes Spinout Of CrunchBase Funded By Emergence Capital

    AOL/Verizon Completes Spinout Of CrunchBase Funded By Emergence Capital

    CrunchBase, the database of startups, other tech companies and the people who work in them that was originally developed alongside TechCrunch, is spinning out from AOL/Verizon. Emergence Capital is leading an investment in the newly-independent company, while AOL/Verizon — owner of TechCrunch — will retain a stake in the business. The independent company will be led by… Read More

  • CrunchBase Introduces a Detail-Rich “Leaderboard” for the Unicorn Obsessed

    CrunchBase Introduces a Detail-Rich “Leaderboard” for the Unicorn Obsessed

    These days, everyone seems to have a unicorn list. And why wouldn’t they? The number of privately held companies to pass the billion-dollar valuation mark has soared so dramatically in recent years that it’s nearly impossible to keep track of them or make sense of their unprecedented financing rounds. Will most of them explode? Are private and public markets converging in a… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, Apple held an event in San Francisco during which it announced tons of new hardware, rival transportation apps in Asia battled for more funding, and Periscope added Facebook sharing. This is everything you need to know about tech this week. Read More

  • CrunchBase Is Spinning Out, Backed by Emergence Capital

    CrunchBase Is Spinning Out, Backed by Emergence Capital

    Eight-year-old, San Francisco-based CrunchBase looks to become a standalone company in the very near future. According to several sources, the unit, which calls itself the “definitive database of the startup ecosystem,” is finalizing a term sheet with the venture firm Emergence Capital Partners for an investment of between $5 million and $7 million. AOL, we’re told, remains… Read More

  • CrunchBase And Compass Partner To Rank Global Startup Ecosystems

    CrunchBase And Compass Partner To Rank Global Startup Ecosystems

    Our data and analytics loving sister company CrunchBase is partnering with Compass (the minds behind the 2012 Startup Genome Project) on a new study to provide a taxonomy for global startup ecosystems. The two are collaborating on a new survey of startups worldwide to measure the development of startup and entrepreneurial culture against 40 other international hubs. Three years ago, the… Read More

  • CrunchBase Launching New Events Section

    CrunchBase Launching New Events Section

    CrunchBase, the business graph to TechCrunch’s business laugh, is launching a new feature here at Disrupt Europe in London. It’s a new events section that old CrunchBase is rolling out with some snazzy new features. “With CrunchBase events, anyone in the community can add information about an event,” says CrunchBase president and my ex-boss Matt Kaufman. Read More

  • CrunchBase Grows Its Global Reach, Adding Incubators, VC Partners And A New Leaderboard Feature

    CrunchBase Grows Its Global Reach, Adding Incubators, VC Partners And A New Leaderboard Feature

    Everyone knows CrunchBase as the leading site for all the information that investors and the startup community may need. But now the site that’s given you so much for so little is adding even more features and announcing the results of months of labor. The CrunchBase team reached out to thousands of venture capital firms to ensure that users would have access to the most accurate… Read More

  • Venture Investors Begin To Drill In To Oil Deals

    Venture Investors Begin To Drill In To Oil Deals

    The oil and gas business is technologically challenging, data-heavy, and traditionally ignored by venture capitalists. But a few firms are looking to change that with a new concentration on software and services that would help improve economics and bring visibility to an industry that technology investors have long overlooked. During the “clean technology” investment boom… Read More

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