Starter, Pro or Enterprise? A Guide to Finding the Right Crunchbase Plan for You

Whether you’re a salesperson, entrepreneur, investor, job seeker or market researcher, Crunchbase has a prospecting solution for everyone. In this article, we dive into each of the Crunchbase plans 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 — despite today’s tumultuous economic climate. 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 which of Crunchbase’s plans best suits 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

If you’re a company founder, market researcher or job seeker, you can use Crunchbase Starter to track and monitor the companies you care about most. Crunchbase Starter is an effective choice to gain access to:

  • Advanced search: Leverage unlimited 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 (such as new funding rounds) and stay up-to-date in today’s fast-changing circumstances.
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  • Comprehensive company data: Explore company profiles and learn about recent news and activity, firmographic information, layoffs reported, funding and partner data.

Crunchbase Pro

Crunchbase Pro is a solution for individual customers and small teams (e.g., sales teams, investors and entrepreneurs) who want to find and close deals through automated prospecting, personalized insights and key integrations with sales tools. While Crunchbase Starter is great for tracking and monitoring, Crunchbase Pro is a prospecting tool that you can use to move leads through the pipeline and close deals. It’s a good option for people who are looking to reduce their tech stack and want to be able to find, qualify, track and engage with prospects in one place.

  • Verified contact data: Access contact data that is refreshed regularly, reviewed by our team of data experts, and monitored for compliance with industry regulations. Crunchbase Pro customers also have access to 10 free contacts per month and the option to purchase up to 500 additional contacts.
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  • Engagement suite: Send decision-makers pre-built emails with customizable templates and data points that include snippets and variables that integrate intelligent, proprietary business insights about prospects directly from Crunchbase.
  • Chrome extension: Get full access to Crunchbase’s Chrome extension to get context on accounts you’re researching across the web.
  • Salesforce and HubSpot integrations: Push new accounts and contacts from Crunchbase to Salesforce and HubSpot. Easily identify companies that are already in Salesforce and HubSpot to eliminate redundancy without switching platforms. 
  • Outreach integration: Streamline prospecting and push contacts to Outreach, or assign contacts to existing Outreach sequences, directly from Crunchbase.
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  • 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).
  • Similar companies: Crunchbase profiles now have a new similar companies tab that leverages our unique machine-learning model to automatically surface similar accounts and possible competitors for the profile you’re viewing.

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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. As a team, you can use Enterprise 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 can assist in answering any questions a team might have when navigating the platform. 
  • Salesforce integration and automatic enrichment: Leverage CRM search filters to identify new, unclaimed accounts and push them directly into your CRM. With Salesforce enrichment, automatically enrich 50+ fields for all accounts in your CRM.
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  • 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.
  • Latest Product Updates: Find more information about our recently launched features on our product updates page.
  • Originally published October 15, 2021, updated April 26, 2023