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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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Startup Calendar for May 19th
May 19, 2015 by Julie Kim

                           Featured events this week: Houston 2035 (Houston, TX) ArabNet Digital Summit 2015 (Dubai, UAE) Midem (Cannes, France) Other events: Decoded Fashion London Summit (London, UK) 3D Printshow London (London, UK) Plug and Play FinTech + Retail EXPO (Sunnyvale, CA) PAPIs Connect (Paris, France) ICRA 2015 (Seattle,…

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Startup Calendar for May 12th
May 12, 2015 by Julie Kim

                           Featured events this week: The Startup Conference (Redwood City, CA) ICT Spring Europe 2015 (Luxenbourg, Luxembourg) Signal (San Francisco, CA) Other events: Digital Shoreditch 2015 (London, UK) Spiceworld London (London, UK) Authority Rainmaker 2015 (Denver, CO) Secure Computing Forum (Dublin, Ireland) Ecosummit Berlin 2015 (Berlin,…

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VCs Put A Ring On Wedding Companies
May 11, 2015 by Christine Magee

Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a TechCrunch article by Christine Magee. Venture capitalists love markets where consumers spend exorbitantly for services that are extortionately priced, and no market exemplifies that better than the wedding market. In 2014, the average American wedding cost $31k, according to a report compiled by TheKnot — that’s the engagement ring,…

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Startup Calendar for May 5th
May 05, 2015 by Julie Kim

                           Featured events this week: ad: tech San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) Glue Conference 2015 (Denver, CO) Deep Learning Summit, Boston 2015 (Boston, MA) Other events: CoInvent NY Startup Happy Hour @ Libation (New York, NY) Tech Renaissance w/AlphaPrime & Scout Ventures (New York, NY) Mobile…

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Startup Calendar for April 28th
Apr 28, 2015 by Julie Kim

                           Featured events this week: 99U Conference (New York, NY) TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 (New York, NY) Strata + Hadoop World (London, UK) Other events: In The Stacks @ Women Startup Challenge (San Francisco, CA) An Evening of Innovation: Exploring the Future of HR (San Francisco,…

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Announcing the CrunchBase API v3.0
Apr 25, 2015 by Kurt Freytag

We’re happy to announce the v3.0 release of the CrunchBase API and a brand new CrunchBase Data Hub. What’s new in v3.0? Significantly faster collections endpoints No more date bugs in sort orders! Additional data on every item to reduce query burden Consistency of data types across the service The API now provides access to…

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Investors Swing For The Fences With $1B In Sports Tech Deals
Apr 24, 2015 by Christine Magee

Editor’s Note: This is a repost of a TechCrunch article by Christine Magee. From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, technology is transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. With all of this momentum VCs are swinging for the fences. Investors have spent over $1 billion in venture deals for sports-related startups…

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Birthday 1.0 for CrunchBase 2.0
Apr 23, 2015 by Matt Kaufman

Just a year ago today, the small but wonderful CrunchBase team flipped the switch to launch CrunchBase 2.0, an entirely new front end built on fancy new graph technology to power the world’s definitive, crowd-sourced startup database. Things were a bit shakey at first, but we got the new platform stabilized and then started to…

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Startup Calendar for April 21st
Apr 21, 2015 by Julie Kim

                           Featured events this week: RSA Conference 2015 (San Francisco, CA) It’s Time 2015 (Baltimore, MD) NewCo New York Festival (New York, NY) Other events: Mobile West Africa 2015 (Lagos, Nigeria) CEEDS (Sofia, Bulgaria) Now / Next / Why London 2015 (London, UK) Rails Conf 2015…

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Startup Calendar for April 14th
Apr 14, 2015 by Julie Kim

                           Featured events this week: AWS Summit London (London, UK) Digital Media Europe 2015 (London, UK) PreMoney SF Conference 2015 (San Francisco, CA) Other events: Tech Tastes Wine (London, UK) Growth Hacking Fundamentals: Hands-On Workshop New York (New York, NY) Sales Blazer: Partnerships That Work (New York,…

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