yearly archives: 2015

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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CrunchBase Launches News, Timeline, & Alerts!
Sep 29, 2015 by Jager McConnell

We shared some exciting news with you last week about the future of CrunchBase. Today, we are proud to announce another milestone — the launch of a brand new CrunchBase, customized for you! We listened to your feedback and have built a great new feature set to enhance your experience on CrunchBase. What’s new? Our growing…

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CrunchBase Spins Out of Aol — Emergence Capital Leads Series A Investment
Sep 22, 2015 by Jager McConnell

We have some exciting news to share. Today, CrunchBase is entering its next phase of growth and spinning out of AOL to become a standalone company.  As you may have seen in the press, CrunchBase will now become a venture-backed company, like the many companies it profiles on its site.  Emergence Capital, one of the…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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