CrunchBase Development and Release Notes

We are making updates and improvements to CrunchBase all the time.  If you have suggestions on where we can improve, please contact us at feedback@crunchbase.com or @crunchbase.


Release Notes

October 20, 2014

October 14th, 2014 – v2.1.1

  • Follow feeds now contain news and job updates for people and companies you follow
  • Introduced a tweets card for companies and people
  • Updated design and copy for login and registration flows

October 3rd, 2014 – v2.1

  • Improvements to User Account pages
    • support to set person bio, change email & password, and upload profile picture

October 1st, 2014 – v2.0.44

  • Added canonical URL for entity primary images/logos/people photos (e.g., http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/google/primary-image/raw)
    • add ?w=<width> or ?w=<width>&h=<height> for resizing
  • Restyled board members & advisors card
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

September 23rd, 2014 – v2.0.43

  • Added Quicklinks for easier navigation on entity pages

September 22nd, 2014 – v2.0.42

  • Move Follow module further up on the homepage
  • New card display for current and past team for organizations

September 16th, 2014 – v2.0.41

  • Fixed issue that prevented people from adding investors and categories

September 15th, 2014 – v2.0.40

September 13th, 2014 – v2.0.39

  • Investor Leaderboard

September 4th, 2014 – v2.0.38

  • Follow (stealth/limited release) for organizations

September 4th, 2014 – v2.0.37

  • Added metadata/details to companies, people, and products
  • MVP of Investor Leaderboard index page
  • Removed markdown from description field returned in API endpoint for entity details

September 2nd, 2014 – v2.0.36

  • Back-end updates to caching

August 21st, 2014 – v2.0.35

  • Bug fixes for overview cards

August 19th, 2014 – v2.0.34

August 13th, 2014 – v2.0.33

  • Organizations search/filter API

August 8th, 2014 – v2.0.32

  • Added market and location paths to API endpoints

August 5th, 2014 – v2.0.31

  • Added functionality to support site-wide banners
  • Graph Insights bug fixes

August 4th, 2014 – v2.0.30

July 31st, 2014 – v2.0.29

  • Released Graph Insights!

July 30, 2014 – v2.0.28

  • Added options when deleting a job
  • Embeddable widget are back! Grab one here: http://www.crunchbase.com/widget

July 23, 2014 – v2.0.27

  • Mobile display bug fixes

July 18, 2014 – v2.0.26

  • Style updates to homepage and entity pages
  • Minor bug fixes on locations and category pages

July 17, 2014 – v2.0.25

  • Added acquisitions module to homepage
  • Styling updates to /funding-rounds and /acquisitions pages
  • Show recommended locations on location page (e.g., Companies in San Francisco)
  • Fix to prevent blacklisted users from editing

July 16, 2014 – v2.0.24

July 11, 2014 – v2.0.23

July 7, 2014 – v2.0.22

  • Addressed HTTP 500 errors caused by malformed URLs

July 1, 2014 – v2.0.21

  • Added Past Team card
  • Added Number of Employees to create, edit, and display of Organizations
  • Fixed Advanced Search (“Companies” filter was always selected)
  • Fixed fatal errors when loading some Person profiles
  • Fixed problem whereby a Person’s primary affiliation wasn’t appearing in all places (see before and after screenshots, below)
Aaron Levie - Before

Before

Aaron Levie - After

After

June 26th, 2014 – v2.0.20

  • Added large cache speed improvement (caching page cards instead of entire pages)
  • Made Degree Subject optional when entering a Person’s Degree
  • Fixed Investments card so ordering is reverse-chronological
  • Fixed uploading of Screenshots

June 24th, 2014 – v2.0.19

June 18th, 2014 – v2.0.18

  • Within News cards, switched to using source logo (e.g. TechCrunch) rather than the image associated with the specific news article.  This was done to decrease page load times.
  • Fixed an issue where the footer occasionally collided with content on the page

June 12th, 2014 – v2.0.17

  • Links to the CrunchBase Daily from the Homepage now give users the ability to sign up for the CrunchBase Daily
  • Fixed the creation time of entities migrated from CB1 (would have only been apparent through API v2)
  • Numerous updates to Advanced Search with an eye towards simplifying the UX

June 6, 2014 – v2.0.16

  • The return of Advanced Search to CrunchBase
  • Resolved issue in API v2 where entity endpoints were returning malformed data

June 3, 2014 – v2.0.15

  • Resolved issue which caused Homepage to lose sync with latest funding rounds reported by the CrunchBase Daily
  • Resolved issue that prevented some users from uploading images for CrunchBase profiles

May 30, 2014 – v2.0.14

  • A new Homepage!
    • Daily Top Funding Rounds
    • What’s Trending on CrunchBase
    • CrunchBase News
  • Big caching performance boost
    • First load isn’t faster (gotta get our JavaScript)
    • Every subsequent page should be much zippier
Everything at a glance

Funding Rounds Front and Center

As always, PLEASE let us know what you think. We’re listening @crunchbase and feedback@crunchbase.com

May 28, 2014

  • We released the first in a series of changes to our caching architecture which should increase performance for return visitors.  More significant changes are coming soon.

May 27, 2014 – v2.0.13

  • Fixed issue where all acquisition pages (including API queries) returned an error
  • Fixed issue where some IPO pages returned an error
  • Fix instances where corrupted investor data caused some profiles to generate an error page
  • Fix problems associated with updating office locations
  • Fix the Google+ share button which was not working
  • Rename “Press Mentions” to “News”
  • Do not render a company’s total funding as $0 when all funding rounds have an unknown amount
  • Show first 250 characters of Detailed Description before “See More” to pull content up the page (less scrolling to get to key info)
  • Fixed bug where users couldn’t change a Person’s primary affiliation
  • Fixed error when users change an Organization’s Headquarters
  • Fixed a bug in the “update” view where infinite scroll overlapped the footer

May 17, 2014

  • Keyword based search has been re-launched.  This is the first step in bringing back advanced search.

May 15, 2014 – v2.0.12

  • Fixed bug associated with editing stock symbol or exchange on a public company’s overview
  • Fixed video thumbnails for videos entered with a short URL
  • Fixed UI styling when editing a large collection (e.g. Team)

May 14, 2014 – v2.0.11

  • Start Date is no longer required when adding a Job
  • Made OpenSearch backward-compatible 1.0, fixing crunchbase [tab] [search] in your address bar
  • Fixed errors related to adding and updating IPOs
  • Fixed bugs in foreign currency conversion for Funding Rounds, IPOs, Acquisitions, and Fund Raises
  • Fixed Total Funding calculation when one or more of the Funding Rounds is in a non-USD currency
  • Jobs in the Experience card are now sorted by most-recent job dates (in order of ended_on, started_on)
  • Videos card should now show thumbnails
  • Fixed bug where count for Current Team was sometimes incorrect

May 9, 2014 – v2.0.10

  • Solved the autocomplete / search problem

Some number of users have not been able to get the autocomplete throughout CrunchBase to work at all. Over this past weekend, we found a very “unique” issue and have deployed a fix. If you’ve experienced problems with autocomplete / search simply not working, PLEASE let us know if our fix has solved your problem

  • Caching performance improvements (invisible rework of core architecture to make the site render faster)
  • Fixed duplicate permalinks (in some cases, creating a new Entity on CB would not create a new permalink)
  • Fixed a relatively large number of JavaScript errors
  • Fixed two significant errors in search / autocomplete that could cause users’ browsers to fail completely

May 4, 2014 – v2.0.9

  • Launched Disrupt page at crunchbase.com/disrupt

May 2, 2014 – v2.0.8

April 30, 2014 – v2.0.7

  • Brought back support for OpenSearch (Search CrunchBase from your address bar again- yay!)
  • Fixed broken Company images on the Recent Funding Rounds homepage “slide”
  • For Developers :: Fixed v1 API image references (now point to fully-qualified URLs)

Note: In order to make OpenSearch work correctly, you first need to visit CrunchBase. That will load the new OpenSearch definition file.If you’re using Firefox, for example, use the pull-down menu to “Add CrunchBase Search”Screenshot 2014-04-30 21.08.09This will restore your ability to search CrunchBase from the address bar of your browser.

April 29, 2014 – v2.0.6

  • Now showing more information about Funding Rounds on a Company page
  • Counts in the Team card were incorrect – fixed
  • “See All” view Team wasn’t showing all team Members – fixed
  • Adding an investor to an existing Funding Round caused an error – fixed
  • Funding Rounds submitted in non-USD currencies were not respecting their submitted currency code – fixed

April 29, 2014 – v2.0.5

  • Fixed Company / Person profiles that failed to render because articles on the page didn’t have a title (e.g., http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/budgetsimple)
  • Fixed “Add Job” form so it defaults to “Is Current” instead of “Is Past”

April 26, 2014 – v2.0.4

  • Fixed news articles to not show escaped HTML in their title

April 25, 2014 – v2.0.3

  • Moved the Funding Rounds card higher up on the Company page, displaying 12 before “See All” appears
  • Moved the Investments card higher up on the Investor page, displaying 12 before the “See All” appears
  • Fixed emails so users won’t receive multiple Welcome to CrunchBase emails
  • Fixed “forgot my password” emails, which are now going out correctly
  • Cleaned up some UI on the Investments card
  • Migrated missing TechCrunch articles from CrunchBase 1.0 to CrunchBase 2.0 (in progress)

Please note that the changes we’ve made to Funding Rounds and Investments will take a little while to show up, as some cached pages need to expire. Thanks for your patience (and your continued feedback!)

April 24, 2014 – v2.0.2

  • Fixed “Trending on CrunchBase” homepage pane

April 23, 2014 – v2.0.1

  • Fixed issue where the search bar was hidden rendering on mobile / tablet
  • Fixed issue that caused HTTP 500 errors on some investor profiles
  • Fixed issue where updates to a person’s primary affiliation were not being displayed corrected
  • Fixed issue where some people were displayed twice on the Team card

April 22, 2014 – v2.0-hotfix

  • Fixed issue where emails where signup emails were being delivered multiple times