news + articles

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...

read more
Infographic: Female Founders On An Upward Trend
Sep 21, 2015 by Gené Teare

Earlier this year, CrunchBase began a comprehensive study of Female Startup Founders by expanding our dataset to include gender. To date, we have published two reports — the first found that the percentage of female founders among funded startups nearly doubled in 2014, while the second feature focused on educational backgrounds. The third study, launched in April 2016, looks at women in…

read more
Thank You CrunchBase Community
Aug 31, 2015 by Azadeh Fakouri

Last week we reached a Twitter milestone — 100,000 followers! We want to take this opportunity to thank our growing community whose ongoing contributions and feedback have made CrunchBase the leading source of information about startups. Today the CrunchBase Daily has 275,000 subscribers and more than 2 million people visit the CrunchBase website each month. With your…

read more
Startup Calendar for August 25th
Aug 25, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: Internet of Things Conference 2015 (Berlin, Germany) TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 (San Francisco, CA) NewCo San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) Other events: Startup Stir Guerrilla Marketing for Startups (Boston, MA) Getting Real: The Startup Sales Workshop (San Francisco, CA) Mobile Growth Hackers Reykjavik (Reykjavik,…

read more
Methodology for Assigning Gender to Profiles
Aug 24, 2015 by Matt Kaufman

To cast a better light on diversity in the startup community, CrunchBase published two reports on gender this summer.  The first focused on growth of female founded startups since 2009 followed up with our report on top universities graduating the most female founders.  Both analysis were powered by the CrunchBase Dataset. Determining gender for hundreds of thousands of profiles was no…

read more
Startup Calendar for August 18
Aug 18, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: OpenStack Day Seattle 2015 (Seattle, WA) Cassandra Summit 2015 (Santa Clara, CA) Traction Conference 2015 (San Francisco, CA) Other events: Asia Pacific CEO Congress 2015 (Singapore, Singapore) Mobile Growth Best Practices (San Francisco, CA) ISE West Executive Forum & Awards (San Francisco, CA) Food…

read more
Startup Calendar for August 11th
Aug 11, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: ATECH (Oranjestad, Aruba) DEMO Traction Enterprise (Boston, MA) TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 (San Francisco, CA) Other events: Growth Hacking Advanced Tactics (San Francisco, CA) Startup Socials Summer Mixer (San Francisco, CA) Mobile Growth Hackers (Chicago, IL) ITU Gate Demo Day (San Francisco, CA) Front…

read more
CrunchBase in D.C. to Support Diversity at White House Demo Day
Aug 06, 2015 by Azadeh Fakouri

This week, I visited Washington D.C. with Matt Kaufman, President of CrunchBase and Gené Teare, Head of Content, to support diversity in the entrepreneurial community. At CrunchBase, we recognize the importance of diversity in the startup ecosystem.  In March, we began a comprehensive study of women startup founders by expanding our dataset to include gender…

read more
CrunchBase Report: Harvard, Stanford And MIT Top The List Of Schools For Female Founders
Aug 05, 2015 by Gené Teare

Editor’s note: Gené Teare (@geneteare), a past female founder, heads up the CrunchBase Venture Program and CrunchBase’s data work. Ned Desmond (@neddesmond) is the COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase. Cory Cox, an analyst at CrunchBase, contributed to this post. This report was originally posted on TechCrunch. CrunchBase Female Founders Study (Part 2) In May this year, CrunchBase published its first report…

read more
Startup Calendar for August 4th
Aug 04, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: Waterloo Innovation Summit (Waterloo, Ontario) Venture Days 2015 (Prague, Czech Republic) Mindtrek Openmind 2015 (Tampere, Finland) Other events: An Evening of HR Innovation (San Francisco, CA) FundingPost Conference (San Diego, CA) Innovation for Jobs (Mountain View, CA) Hack the City 2015 (Chiasso, Switzerland) Innovation World Cup Conference…

read more
Investments For Hearables Surge
Jul 30, 2015 by Ruochen Huang

Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a TechCrunch article by Ruochen Huang. These days the hardware you put in your ear can do much more than just play music. Although new technologies are just coming to market, the earworn wearables sector has companies developing products that change the way people perceive devices worn in and around the ear…

read more