CrunchBase

  • How CrunchBase Data Compares To Other Industry Sources

    How CrunchBase Data Compares To Other Industry Sources

    Now that the CrunchBase team has spent some quality time improving our data sets, we thought it’d be interesting to see how our free database of companies stacks up against other industry sources on a key measure of the startup ecosystem: quarterly venture funding totals. Here’s a quick breakdown. Read More

  • Dear VCs — Join The CrunchBase Venture Program And Get Better Startup Data

    Dear VCs — Join The CrunchBase Venture Program And Get Better Startup Data

    Back in April we announced the CrunchBase Venture Program for the free CrunchBase startup database. We announced the firms that helped shape the CrunchBase Venture Program including Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, DFJ, SV Angel, 500-startups, Betaworks, Softtech VC, CrunchFund, Foundry Group and TechStars. We would like more. And we want all venture firms in the world… Read More

  • Announcing The CrunchBase Venture Program

    Announcing The CrunchBase Venture Program

    We knew CrunchBase was big. We knew because there are 2 million people using the startup database each month. We knew because more than 120k people have contributed 1.6MM data points on companies, entrepreneurs, fundings, exits and more. What we didn’t know, however, was what the investment community thinks about CrunchBase. Read More

  • Health, Yes! Startup Health Launches An AngelList For Healthtech Investors, Startups & Innovators

    Health, Yes! Startup Health Launches An AngelList For Healthtech Investors, Startups & Innovators

    If you don’t know about Startup Health and you’re a healthtech investor or entrepreneur (or at all interested in the space,) you need to rectify that. After all, as evidenced by the launch of another solid, differentiated health-focused startup accelerator last week, there is a lot of public, private and entrepreneurial attention shifting to the industry. Read More

  • Announcing The CrunchBase Developer Portal And API Access Keys

    Announcing The CrunchBase Developer Portal And API Access Keys

    Three weeks ago, we had announced that CrunchBase has partnered with Mashery to move the CrunchBase API to a managed solution. At the time, we simply cutover the API calls to their proxy servers. Over the past three weeks, we have been monitoring the API usage and were quite frankly blown away by the volume of calls to the API. The API numbers average nearly 100K calls per hour! Today, we… Read More

  • Wolfram Alpha Makes CrunchBase Data Computable Just In Time For Disrupt SF

    Wolfram Alpha Makes CrunchBase Data Computable Just In Time For Disrupt SF

    Wolfram Alpha just announced a useful new feature if you plan to follow Disrupt San Francisco closely. It has added CrunchBase data to its computational engine. You can now learn more about a specific startup, compare them or do any other computation with other Wolfram Alpha data. Adding CrunchBase to its data sources is part of Wolfram Alpha’s ongoing effort to make everything computable. Read More

  • Towards A More Robust And Powerful CrunchBase API

    Towards A More Robust And Powerful CrunchBase API

    As many of you know, TechCrunch’s startup database, CrunchBase,  makes a lot of its data freely available through an easy-to-use REST API, which launched about four years ago. The CrunchBase API has been open, free, and without rate limits, which probably explains its success. TechCrunch has made this data easily available so developers can create interesting apps, mashups, and analysis. Read More

  • CrunchBase Weekly And Crunch Daily Bring Top Headlines To Your Inbox

    CrunchBase Weekly And Crunch Daily Bring Top Headlines To Your Inbox

    Do you have a burning desire to know which startups raised the most capital this week? Who made the biggest acquisitions? Who got bought or sold? Are you interested in finding out where top industry executives land their next roles? We have created “CrunchBase Weekly”, a brand new way to quench your curiosity. Click here to get a weekly dose of the latest startup news and more… Read More

  • Instagram 3.0 Bets Big On Geolocation With Photo Maps, Letting You Showcase The Story Behind Your Photos

    Instagram 3.0 Bets Big On Geolocation With Photo Maps, Letting You Showcase The Story Behind Your Photos

    You won’t find any new filters in the latest version of Instagram. Instead, the fourteen person team behind the world’s most beloved mobile app (now 80 million registered users strong) has decided to think outside the box, the browser box. “With every dot oh release we’ve tried to shift our focus dramatically,” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells me in one of… Read More

  • Say Hello To CrunchBase Weekly

    Say Hello To CrunchBase Weekly

    All of us at TechCrunch recognize that CrunchBase is a hidden gem. As a resource for finding data about startups, funding activity, acquisitions and exits, it is invaluable, as this recent study supports. To keep you up-to-date on the huge stream of data in Crunchbase, we are launching a weekly email digest of the latest startup news and activity called CrunchBase Weekly. Out first edition… Read More