We created the CrunchBase Venture Program to ensure that the startup community continues to have an open, up-to-date, and accurate database of companies, investors, and entrepreneurs. Through this initiative, venture funds, angel groups, angels, accelerators, corporate venture, university programs, incubators and even non-equity programs who support startups can guarantee that their public data is accurately represented inside CrunchBase.
Why should you join the Venture Program? CrunchBase is used by millions of people every month and has become the de facto record of startup communities around the world. Everyday we see entrepreneurs evaluating investment firms, journalists and analysts sourcing data for their publications, job seekers learning about new companies, and businesses finding new partners. The CrunchBase Dataset also underpins a large number of business intelligence, CRM, and productivity applications. Joining the CrunchBase Venture Program will help us keep your firm’s profile accurate on CrunchBase, in the applications built on top of our data, and for the journalists and analysts which rely on CrunchBase.
Joining the Venture Program is free. Members simply agree to provide CrunchBase public information which they release about their portfolio companies – including funding updates, staffing changes, product launches, and acquisitions. The data can be passed to CrunchBase by editing a simple spreadsheet containing your CrunchBase profile. Members of the venture program are also welcome to share their CrunchBase spreadsheets as they see fit. Finally, you’d prefer to use something other than a spreadsheet to share data with CrunchBase, don’t worry. We also handle RSS feed, emails, twitter feeds, XML, … it doesn’t matter.
Building a strong relationship between investors and CrunchBase will ultimately lead to a rich, open, and accurate dataset that will help everyone in the startup community. The CrunchBase Venture Program is open to venture firms, angel groups, accelerators, and incubators. If you would like to enroll your firm in the program, please tell us more about your organization. And, if you feel like someone you know should be participating, please nudge them for us If you have further questions about the program, check out the CrunchBase Venture Program FAQ or write us at email@example.com. Working together we can create the best dataset in the industry and ensure that it remains open for everyone to consume.
Current Members of the Venture Program
A number of people have asked us to publish a list of firms who are now taking part so here’s a selection of partners which was updated on July 17, 2014.