Just six months ago, we launched CrunchBase 2.0. Since then, we’ve been refining the product in response to community feedback and launching new features like Graph Insights, Follow and the Investor Leaderboard.
Today, we’re announcing the what we think is the greatest feature to-date — CrunchBase Events.
CrunchBase Events is a global calendar for the technology community. The product grew out of conversations with event organizers and the community, both of whom were looking for a single central tool for promotion and discovery — a so-called “One Calendar to Rule Them All”.
What makes Events on CrunchBase so special? We’re not a ticketing service, event organizer, or promoter; there are fantastic businesses built to address those needs. Further, creating a list of events isn’t terribly special. Arguably, anyone could do that.
CrunchBase is all about The Business Graph, and events are a critical piece of the timeline of business. CrunchBase Events is far more than a calendar. Certainly, each Event includes the details of when, where, and how to attend.
More importantly, however, it captures the relationships between that Event and its participants (speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and awardees). Each Event extends and strengthens the connections amongst People and Companies in the Graph.
Events in The Business Graph
Because Events become a Node in the Business Graph, past Events are as important as future. Users navigating CrunchBase will find Profiles enriched with both past and future Event Appearances. Interested in a particular Entrepreneur or Venture Capitalist? CrunchBase can surface when and where they will be speaking next. Want to know who won TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014’s Battlefield? Only The Business Graph is specifically designed to answer this with ease.
The Definitive Events Calendar
The CrunchBase Events calendar alone is an immensely valuable tool for event promotion and discovery. Coupled with the intelligence of The Business Graph, we believe that CrunchBase Events can become the definitive record of what will (and has) happened in our industry.
Check it out and let us know what you think. As always, we’re listening. Are you an event organizer? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.