How we get our data

Crunchbase works with partners to maintain the highest quality company information while enabling world-class research on investment trends and business ecosystems.

Our multifaceted approach to data collection

Crunchbase has developed partnerships with a diverse range of companies and investors across the globe. Rather than relying on web searching or scraping the web, the vast majority of our data comes directly from our venture partners and our active community of contributors.

The largest venture program network

Crunchbase has the largest partnership with the venture community with 4,000+ members in our Venture Program. These firms submit monthly portfolio updates to Crunchbase in exchange for access to our data.

An active community of contributors

600,000+ executives, entrepreneurs, and investors update over 100,000 company, people, and investor profiles per month. Our hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors ensure our data is as up to date and accurate as possible.

AI and machine learning

Over 400+ algorithms search for and validate our data on a daily basis. We follow over 2,000 of the top news publications to ensure we are capturing every notable funding round, acquisition, and exit.

The human touch

Our in-house team of data experts provides manual verification for our daily updates. Our team of data analysts provides live data verification 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Third party data partnerships

Now access premier third-party data directly on the Crunchbase platform. Add information like tech stack data, mobile app analytics, interest signals, and more on Crunchbase profiles as well as in our Crunchbase search tool.

Data security and compliance

Crunchbase is committed to being a trusted and secure platform for best-in-class company data. We are Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) Type II compliant. Learn more about our security and compliance certifications here.

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Venture Program

Investors join our venture program to access our API, source portfolio companies, and perform data analysis.

Community Partners

Government agencies and local organizations work with us to augment their dataset and represent their region.

Media Partners

Media companies leverage the Crunchbase dataset to power their data-driven content and research initiatives.

Academic Research

Academics use Crunchbase data to uncover new insights for publishing scholarly research.

Events Program

Event organizers work with Crunchbase to promote their events and increase attendee engagement.

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