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featured post Buy signals in the startup economy
Apr 17, 2017 by Denise Stephan

In today’s competitive sales landscape, you’re only as good as your next deal. That’s why gathering industry data, researching prospects, and maintaining competitive intelligence is critical to finding the next big prospect to close. As companies grow, there are key moments in their development that can tell you the right moment to reach out. Which...

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Crunchbase Pro launches at TechCrunch Disrupt!
Sep 12, 2016 by Jager McConnell

One year ago today, we announced on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt that Crunchbase was spinning out to become a standalone company. What many people don’t know is only 10 minutes before, we had a secret all hands meeting in some collapsing part of Pier 70. The topic was only briefly that the spinout was official…

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Massive survey to compare startup ecosystems worldwide
Sep 08, 2016 by Joanna Glasner

Some metropolitan areas are powerhouses when it comes to attracting and cultivating successful startups. Others lag due to factors such as capital shortages, talent scarcity and lackluster support systems for entrepreneurs. In an effort to identify strengths and weaknesses of entrepreneurial hubs, Startup Genome and Crunchbase are partnering on a large-scale project to evaluate and…

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CrunchBase sees rise in average seed round in 2016
Sep 07, 2016 by Joanna Glasner

By Joanna Glasner and Gené Teare The typical investment in a U.S. seed-stage company rose in the first half of 2016, with many startups and their backers looking to shore up a longer runway before seeking Series A funding, according to CrunchBase data. Overall, the average seed round size in the first half of this…

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CrunchBase sees some slowing for early-stage venture in the second quarter
Jul 20, 2016 by Gené Teare

By Gené Teare and Joanna Glasner U.S. venture investors tapped the brakes but did not carry out a sharp slowdown in Series A and B deal-making in the second quarter and first half of 2016, according to preliminary data from CrunchBase. Average Series A rounds in the second quarter increased year-over-year. Second-quarter 2016 Series A…

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Meet the Team: Amanda Glosson
Jun 21, 2016 by Jessica Brody

Have you ever wondered who brings all the data and updates to you at CrunchBase? In our new “Meet the Team” blog series, we’re highlighting members of our amazing staff each month. In our inaugural post, you’ll meet Amanda Glosson, a CrunchBase front end engineer, artist and Georgia native with a theory about how adding…

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Udacity Course: How to Get Your Startup Started featuring Matt Kaufman
May 16, 2016 by Alex Mack

Udacity, a leader in online higher education, is offering a free course called “Get Your Startup Started” to teach critical skills for building a foundation for a business. CrunchBase’s very own Head of Operations, Matt Kaufman is featured in the course and you can preview his advice to entrepreneurs now on the Udacity Blog. Check it out…

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Introducing new ways to access CrunchBase Data
Feb 10, 2016 by Azadeh Fakouri

You asked, we listened. Today, we’re excited to introduce new and easy solutions to access CrunchBase data for your business. In the past year, 8,000+ users have signed-up to explore the data through the Daily Excel Export or REST API. Integrate CrunchBase into your workflow, perform analysis, and build applications with the raw data. Thousands of companies are already using…

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Kauffman Foundation & CrunchBase Team Up at AEA 2016
Jan 13, 2016 by Gené Teare

Last week at the American Economic Association (AEA) annual meeting in San Francisco, we co-hosted a session with our partners at the Kauffman Foundation. Attendees included academics, research, and business professionals from various institutions. We shared a presentation focusing on CrunchBase data sources, and several examples of our research initiatives. CrunchBase data is unique, due to our engaged community…

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Let’s Face It, 2015 Was A Pretty Lousy Year For Unicorns
Dec 23, 2015 by Gené Teare

This feature was originally published by TechCrunch. It’s been a pretty awful year to be a unicorn in 2015. Box and Square went public this year at significantly less than their last private valuation, Box at a 30 percent discount and Square at a 40 percent discount. Meanwhile, Gilt Groupe, a New York-based online shopping destination for designer clothing, is in…

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