CrunchBase

  • 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

  • VCs Say “Ni Hao” To Chinese Startups

    VCs Say “Ni Hao” To Chinese Startups

    Venture capital investment in Chinese startup companies is surging again. After several years of a moribund market, investment in Chinese technology startups is en vogue again thanks in part to the soaring stock price of established players like Tencent, and the imminent listing of what could be the largest public offering in U.S. history when shares of Alibaba finally start trading. Last… Read More

  • Matt Kaufman Is Building the Crunchbase Mothership

    [Updated] Hey Boss, Let Me Know If CrunchBase Is Getting Sold?

    If there’s one thing to take away from the conversation CrunchBase co-founders Mike Arrington and current President Matt Kaufman had on stage, it’s that if venture investors want to make a bid for the company — they should feel free. Read More

  • Meet The New CrunchBase

    Meet The New CrunchBase

    Since it was first launched in 2007, CrunchBase has been an invaluable source of information about major companies, startups, investors, and executives in the tech ecosystem. Today we’re proud to introduce CrunchBase 2.0 — a more beautiful, easier-to-use, and more powerful version of the database that the tech world has come to depend on. Read More

  • Hey, Big Spender! Venture Investment Soars In January

    Hey, Big Spender! Venture Investment Soars In January

    Holy shit did venture capitalists spend a lot of money in January. Investments in new companies shot to $5.8 billion by the end of the month up from $3.5 billion over the same period last year, according to data from CrunchBase. It’s only one month, not a full quarter, but it seems like venture investors are setting the stage for a very, very active year. Read More

  • Euro Secondhand Marketplace Vinted Raises $27M To Take On The Salvation Army

    Euro Secondhand Marketplace Vinted Raises $27M To Take On The Salvation Army

    The clothes may be cheap, but prices for tech companies launching mobile and web-based marketplaces to sell secondhand and consignment clothing keep going up.  The latest company trying to get people to pop their tags virtually is Vinted, which raised $27 million in its second institutional financing – one of the largest rounds ever for a Baltic-based startup. Fresh financing from… Read More

  • CrunchBase Reveals: The Average Successful Startup Raises $41M, Exits at $242.9M

    CrunchBase Reveals: The Average Successful Startup Raises $41M, Exits at $242.9M

    The CrunchBase dataset has now captured more venture exits than ever, so we decided to take a closer look at what successful startups can tell us about venture investing and the startup landscape. Read More

  • The Startup Accelerator Trend Is Finally Slowing Down

    The Startup Accelerator Trend Is Finally Slowing Down

    Starting a company has never been easy. Not having to worry about market research and resources can be the difference between getting off the ground and moving back in with your parents. This might explain the record number of startup accelerators and incubators in 2013. According to our projections, there will be at least 170 worldwide by the end of the year. But despite the… Read More

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