Starter, Pro Or Enterprise? A Guide To Finding The Right Crunchbase Plan For You

October 15, 2021

Whether a salesperson, entrepreneur, investor, job seeker or market researcher, Crunchbase has a prospecting solution for everyone. In this article, we dive into each plan Crunchbase offers to help you identify which solution can best address your needs. Let’s jump in:


What is Crunchbase?

Crunchbase is an all-in-one prospecting solution that helps users discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and uncover new opportunities. Crunchbase offers three plans—Crunchbase Starter, Crunchbase Pro and Crunchbase Enterprise—to help individuals and teams with prospecting and market research. 


“Crunchbase saves a ton of time, saves headaches, and makes sure that we are reaching out to the right people with the right message. It’s the only solution I’ve used that really helps you prospect all in one place.”

– Kyle Rasmussen, Head of Revenue, Chat Metrics

A quick look at Crunchbase’s plans

Choosing the Crunchbase plan to best suit you (or your team) doesn’t need to be challenging. We’ve summarized each of the key features included in Crunchbase Starter, Pro and Enterprise to help you identify the solution that makes the most sense for you. 

Crunchbase Starter

Crunchbase Starter is a great way for individual customers (e.g., job seekers, founders and market researchers) to track and monitor the companies they care about the most. Starter is an ideal option for customers who want access to:

  • Advanced search: Leverage intuitive search filters to find company information, funding data and select partner data that fit your criteria.
  • Custom lists with automatic updates: Create custom lists to keep track of companies of interest and receive automatic updates to monitor company activity (like new funding rounds).
  • Comprehensive company data: Explore company profiles and learn about recent news and activity, firmographic information, funding and partner data.

Crunchbase Pro

Crunchbase Pro is a solution for individual customers and small teams (e.g., investors, entrepreneurs, recruiters and sales teams) who want to find and close deals through automated prospecting, personalized insights and key integrations with sales tools. A few features that Crunchbase Pro customers are leveraging to close more deals include:

  • Salesforce integration: Push new accounts from Crunchbase to Salesforce with just one click. Easily identify companies that are already in Salesforce to eliminate redundancy without switching platforms. 
  • Verified contact data: Access contact data that is refreshed monthly, reviewed by our team of data experts, and monitored for compliance with industry regulations like CCPA and GDPR. Crunchbase Pro customers also have access to 10 free contacts per month and the option to purchase up to 500 additional contacts.
  • Engagement suite: Send decision-makers pre-built emails with customizable templates and data points that include snippets and variables that integrate intelligent insights about prospects directly from Crunchbase.
  • Administrative features: Drive team wins with operational efficiencies like seat management, single sign-on and group invoicing. 
  • Export data: Export search results as a CSV (5k rows/month).

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Crunchbase Enterprise

Crunchbase Enterprise is an all-in-one prospecting software built for sales teams that want to scale. This plan includes all the benefits you get with Starter and Pro, plus optimized workflows, more contacts, richer integration options and dedicated support. Here are just a few of the features Enterprise customers leverage to target companies at scale, identify decision-makers, and move deals forward—all in one platform:

  • Dedicated customer success manager: Access ​​hands-on support from a dedicated customer success manager who will answer any questions a team might have when navigating the platform. 
  • Salesforce integration and automatic enrichment: Leverage Crunchbase to identify companies that are already in the team’s CRM. Customers can also push new accounts and contacts to Salesforce with one click and automatically enrich 50+ fields without switching platforms.
  • Streamlined and automated prospecting: Simplify the sales process with API access, real-time buy signal updates, and bulk exports of the full Crunchbase dataset.
  • Verified contact data: Teams can access as many verified contacts as needed to find the right decision-maker at the accounts they care about without worrying about monthly limits or running out.

How to get the most out of Crunchbase

Once you’ve selected which Crunchbase plan is right for you,  it’s time to dive in. Check out the resources below to discover how to get the most out of Crunchbase: 

  • Crunchbase Blog: The Crunchbase blog features thought leadership pieces from industry executives, advice and tips for salespeople (and teams), and information about how to leverage Crunchbase features to close more deals. 
  • Crunchbase Knowledge Center: Visit the Crunchbase Knowledge Center for FAQs and step-by-step instructions on how to use Crunchbase. 
  • Crunchbase Youtube Channel: Learn how to best leverage Crunchbase with instructional videos on our latest product features. 
  • Crunchbase News: Crunchbase News is a digital publication that digs into private-company trends, shares breaking news and highlights industry opinions. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily to stay up to date with what’s happening in the startup world. 
  • Latest Product Updates: Find more information about our recently launched features on our product updates page.
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