Building a Search

Crunchbase Pro FAQ

How do I search for companies of a certain type?

Building a search in Crunchbase Pro to find companies that match a certain type of criteria is simple. First, go to Companies on the left hand navigation panel. Then click on Add Companies Filter button to open the “Field Picker”. This is where you can choose the field that you would like to search for.

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For example, if you are interested in finding companies that raised their last funding at a certain date, you can pick Funding -> Last Funding Date.

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You can add multiple Companies Filter to better refine your search. Once you are done, click the Search button to see your results.

Note: Searching for other entities besides Companies (such as People, Acquisitions, Investors) is just as easy on Crunchbase Pro. If you are looking for investors, just click on Investors on the left hand navigation panel to start your search. 


How can I see all the different Categories that exist in Crunchbase?

To get the exhaustive list of all our categories, first add the Categories filter as your search filter. Next, click on the “i” icon in the input field and then select the Show Categories button. This will pull up the full exhaustive list of our categories in a new window.

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How can I see all the different Category Groups that exist in Crunchbase?

To get the exhaustive list of all our categories, first add the Category Group filter as your search filter. Next, click on the “i” icon in the input field and then select the Show Categories button. This will pull up the full exhaustive list of our categories in a new window.

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How do I use Operators?

Operators are the light blue fields in a search query that combine the object that you are filtering for (i.e. the location of a company’s headquarters) and the value that you enter (i.e. a specific location).

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The operator gives direction to the search query telling it how it should filter for that value that you input (i.e. only search for companies whose headquarters are in that specific location vs. search for all companies whose headquarters are not in that specific location). The operator allows you to define the type of search query that should be run in order to get the specific data that you want.