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featured post 2016 Global Innovation Investment Report now available!
Jan 11, 2017 by Alexandra Mack

The new year is upon us, and it’s a great time to set out on the right foot by incorporating data into decision-making and business strategy. Crunchbase has access to all data around the innovation economy, and we’re illuminating the trends from 2016 – and what to look out for in 2017. Here’s a peek...

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Webinar: Find Your Next Investment
Nov 30, 2016 by Klaire Korver

Many investors use Crunchbase to identify today’s fastest growing companies, and we’re sharing their secrets with you! We’ve teamed up with Emergence Capital Associate, John Chen, to discuss how to leverage Crunchbase Pro as an investor.   Topics include: Identifying potential new investments   Tracking your own investments Research overall market trends Watch this recording…

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Crunchbase spotlights growth areas for seed investors
Nov 09, 2016 by Joanna Glasner

Seed investors are, by definition, the first ones to back startups and technologies that go on to become world-changing forces. So when they collectively raise their bets about something, it’s a reasonable indication that thing is poised for explosive growth. With that in mind, we set out to determine which sectors and technology categories are…

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With VC drying, seed funding grows more selective
Nov 08, 2016 by Joanna Glasner

Jon Swartz of USA Today reviews Q3 2016 venture funding trends, citing strong investor interest in selective markets based on Crunchbase data. Seed funding in 2016 is up for the following five sectors: augmented and virtual reality, machine learning, automotive, food and beverage, and agriculture. All isn’t gloom and doom in tech. In key categories, fewer start-ups are…

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How to use Crunchbase Rank and Trend Score to find the most influential companies and identify trends
Nov 03, 2016 by Dave Schools

Crunchbase data changes rapidly. New companies start up, new products are launched, new rounds of funding are announced. People change jobs. To help users prioritize the profiles in their lists and searches, Crunchbase Pro provides users with two specialized tools to leverage this dynamic information: Crunchbase Rank and Trend Score. How It Works: Crunchbase Rank…

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U.S. companies buy a lot more startups than European acquirers
Oct 03, 2016 by Gené Teare

U.S. companies have a massively greater appetite for startups than their European counterparts, according to a new report on transatlantic M&As from Crunchbase and entrepreneurship foundation, Mind the Bridge. Over the past five years, U.S. companies have purchased about four times as many startups as European buyers. U.S. based companies also accounted for all of…

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The TechCrunch Disrupt Lists!
Sep 15, 2016 by Gené Teare

by Edith Ho, Julie Kim & Gené Teare It’s a wrap! The winner of the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2016 is Mobalytics, a personal analytics performance tool for gamers. The runner up is UnifyID, an identity authentication platform. Crunchbase has compiled all the TechCrunch Disrupt lists to provide opportunities to follow up and keep…

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Crunchbase Pro launches at TechCrunch Disrupt!
Sep 12, 2016 by Jager McConnell

One year ago today, we announced on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt that Crunchbase was spinning out to become a standalone company. What many people don’t know is only 10 minutes before, we had a secret all hands meeting in some collapsing part of Pier 70. The topic was only briefly that the spinout was official…

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Massive survey to compare startup ecosystems worldwide
Sep 08, 2016 by Joanna Glasner

Some metropolitan areas are powerhouses when it comes to attracting and cultivating successful startups. Others lag due to factors such as capital shortages, talent scarcity and lackluster support systems for entrepreneurs. In an effort to identify strengths and weaknesses of entrepreneurial hubs, Startup Genome and Crunchbase are partnering on a large-scale project to evaluate and…

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CrunchBase sees rise in average seed round in 2016
Sep 07, 2016 by Joanna Glasner

By Joanna Glasner and Gené Teare The typical investment in a U.S. seed-stage company rose in the first half of 2016, with many startups and their backers looking to shore up a longer runway before seeking Series A funding, according to CrunchBase data. Overall, the average seed round size in the first half of this…

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CrunchBase sees some slowing for early-stage venture in the second quarter
Jul 20, 2016 by Gené Teare

By Gené Teare and Joanna Glasner U.S. venture investors tapped the brakes but did not carry out a sharp slowdown in Series A and B deal-making in the second quarter and first half of 2016, according to preliminary data from CrunchBase. Average Series A rounds in the second quarter increased year-over-year. Second-quarter 2016 Series A…

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