How To Keep Up With Market Trends While You’re Sleeping

Keeping your finger on the pulse of the newest market trends can feel like a full-time job. Luckily, Saved Searches in Crunchbase Pro does the work for you, letting you get back to your day job.

Let’s say you work in the Robotics industry, and you need to stay up to speed on the latest M&A activity and trends.

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In this example, we’ll create a saved search to find the latest acquisitions in the Robotics space, then set custom alerts to signal when new deals are announced.

How to build a Crunchbase search to identify market trends

1. Start creating a Search

Start on the Acquisitions Search page (on the left-hand navigation), and click Add Acquisitions to start building the search.

Crunchbase Pro Saved Searches: find market trends

2. Add filters to the Edit Filters menu

In this case, we’ll filter on the Announced Date and Acquired Organization Industry. To find the latest acquisitions, we type in “one year ago” in the Announced Date box. Additionally, we type “Robotics” in the Acquired Organization Industry to filter based on industry. When you’ve finished adding filters, click Search.

Crunchbase Pro Saved Searches

Our search yields 26 matching acquisitions.

Crunchbase Pro Saved Searches

3. Save the search to get automatic updates

To keep tabs on the M&A Robotics industry, we want to get alerts when new acquisitions occur. Click the Save icon in the top right-hand corner of the Search page, then select Save as.

Crunchbase Pro Saved Searches

Give your search a name and select how frequently you want to get alerts for new acquisitions, funding rounds, and more. You’ll be the first to know when new acquisitions are announced or when there’s new activity with acquired companies in your search results. 

You can also change the Privacy of your search to share the Search URL with colleagues. When you’re all set, click Create.

Crunchbase Pro Saved Searches

Now that you have your Acquisitions search setup, you’ll be able to easily:

 Dig into each acquisition
Compare deals over time
See which companies are the most active acquirers in the Robotics space


 In conclusion, use Crunchbase Pro Searches to track the competition, monitor target account lists, or look out for potential investors. When new deals are announced, you’ll be a step ahead!

  • Originally published January 3, 2018, updated April 26, 2023