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How to Get the Most out of Crunchbase Pro

Crunchbase Pro makes company search easy and is built for the prospector on the hunt. Whether you’re looking for a prospect or investor, knowing how to effectively use Pro can help you quickly refine your search skills.

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Here are our favorite tips to help you get the most out of Crunchbase Pro: 

1. Exercise your creative juices

Looking for founders in your industry who went to your university? How about early-stage investors with more than 5 exits in your city? Search is your go-to tool. Build a company, investor, or people search to find who and what you are looking for. Search results are dynamic and live so your results are always current.

Crunchbase Pro: Build a Search

2. Don’t be afraid to play favorites

Did you stumble upon a company on Crunchbase you don’t want to forget? Add them your My Follows list or to a custom list by clicking + Follow. Click the checkbox next to the company’s name and then click Add to List.

Follow a Company on Crunchbase

3. Keep tabs on prospects with alerts

Never miss big headlines about your prospects or potential investors. Set up daily or weekly alerts to stay in the know. Receive notifications when a company raises money, is acquired, or is mentioned in the news. You can even get notified when a new company meets your search criteria or a prospect has announced a funding round. Click the gear next to your saved search or list to update your preferences.

Set Alerts On Crunchbase Pro

4. Show your colleagues that you care with sharable lists

Keep your teammates in the loop by selecting Make URL Shareable under Privacy Settings when you save your search. You can always change this later by clicking the gear icon.

5. Find benchmarks with Statistics

Looking to raise your seed round and have no idea how much to ask for? Or perhaps you’re an investor trying to suss out if a company is asking for too much? The Statistics feature, a personal favorite, is here to help! Use the Statistics feature to find the average of how much a company raises in your sector, location, and company stage. Just build your search criteria and then click Statistics to make Pro do the analysis for you.

Statistics with Crunchbase Pro

6. Already have a list? Import it via CSV

One of our most requested features is here! Want to know more about a specific group of prospects or competitors you care about? Now users can import a list of prospects, customers, or portfolio companies directly into Crunchbase. We’ll automatically find their information and start tracking updates for you.

7. Add flexibility by exporting search results

Want to see your company list outside of Crunchbase? Download up to 1,000 companies into a CSV export and easily import the list directly to your CRM, Google Sheet, or Excel document.

Crunchbase is better with Crunchbase Pro