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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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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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Growing our team with an $18M Series B
Apr 06, 2017 by Jager McConnell

Today, I’m excited to announce that we’re taking the next steps in order to grow as a company. Crunchbase has raised $18M in a Series B round led by Mayfield, a firm with a strong investment history in business-facing startups, and we’re announcing the launch of Crunchbase Enterprise. It’s been a big year for Crunchbase….

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Discover opportunities: Update your Crunchbase Investor Profile
Mar 20, 2017 by Denise Stephan

Impress potential investments With a place for companies to track your exits and successful investments, you’ll be sure to attract unicorns. Track your portfolio companies and your follow-on investments List your portfolio companies and their successes to attract other great companies Feature your partners Draw attention to your firm’s Partner’s investments and their achievements at…

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Stand out in the crowd and stay updated in Crunchbase
Mar 17, 2017 by Denise Stephan

Identify the investors that are best for you Thousands of investors use Crunchbase daily to find their next investment.   Put your best face forward Increase brand exposure and appear on searches where companies, investors, or journalists look to partner with, invest in, acquire or write about companies in your sector.   Get discovered Jump…

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Be your own Professor: Teach yourself Crunchbase Pro Statistics
Mar 07, 2017 by Denise Stephan

Want to see statistical analysis but didn’t get a Masters in stats? The Crunchbase Pro Statistics tool helps you quickly analyze your search, your custom list, or the entire Crunchbase dataset in a snap. Tips: The tool is in the upper right hand corner of your search results. Statistics apply to the whole search–not just…

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A Neat Freak’s Dream: Organize your Searches and Lists with Custom Columns
Mar 07, 2017 by Denise Stephan

Create your own Crunchbase Pro Searches and Lists with columns that are most relevant and interesting to you. Tips and tricks of columns Perhaps you are a partner at Clever Capital, and you are interested in sourcing potential new deals. As a true Crunchbase Pro, you build out a search for SaaS companies in San…

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How Crunchbase Pro Saved Frank’s Valentine’s Day
Feb 14, 2017 by Samantha Mullett

It’s the morning of February 14th, just another workday in the life of Frank, sales director at the Bay Area headquarters of CloudStuff, Inc. A conscientious and thoughtful fellow, he is what his mother—and more importantly, his girlfriend Marisa—consider “an eligible bachelor”. During his first morning meeting, his favorite sales rep, Jen, asks, “Frank, what’d…

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We Stand Together
Jan 31, 2017 by Jager McConnell

Crunchbase is an international community of individuals and businesses, built by a team with heritage from around the world. The administration’s recent actions regarding immigration impact everyone, including our friends and families. It’s important to take a stand for inclusion, and support of humans everywhere. Today Crunchbase made a $10,000 donation to the ACLU in…

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Quick tips to qualify your prospects
Jan 25, 2017 by Dave Schools

Crunchbase Pro changes the way salespeople, consultants, and business development professionals search for qualified prospects. In this post, you’ll learn about the tools to automatically discover new qualified prospects. One of the best ways to search for prospects is to create a list that matches the profile of your ideal customer. For example, using Crunchbase…

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