CrunchBase

Introducing 'Crunchbase News'

In Jan. 2016 Alex Wilhelm left a safe, good job at TechCrunch to build a news staff at Mattermark, a startup selling access to rich data on tech startups and investors. Alex is now at rival Crunchbase on a similar mission: infusing smart analysis with numbers that prove the case.

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The CrunchBase Investor Leaderboard

You like the Techmeme Leaderboard, even though you often forget to visit it. Now there's a new leaderboard worth visiting, from CrunchBase. The CrunchBase Investor Leaderboard lets you track VC firms by investments made, exits, deals by geography or timeframe (3 mo., 6 mo., year-to-date).

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The Rise of CrunchBase

It may not be pitchable and it may not be new, but few sources of industry influence are rising faster than CrunchBase. "From a PR perspective, the real story is not what we're publishing on our blog, it's the use of CrunchBase as the de facto startup database," says CrunchBase CEO Matt Kaufman, who supervises a staff of 25 just three floors up from TechCrunch HQ on Townsend St. in San Francisco.

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