CrunchBase Development and Release History

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Release History

November 18, 2015 – v2.2.9

  • Bug fixes
    • fix for broken images on follow anywhere
    • removed acquisition announced on filter from search
    • fixes award winners display to address repeating entities
    • fixes default image on entity hover cards

November 6, 2015 – v2.2.8

  • Bug fix for A/B testing

November 4, 2015 – v2.2.7

  • Bug fix to event notification display
  • Update to native ads
  • Fixes to social links for groups, investors, school, and products
  • Fixed layout for graph insight show page
  • Fixed data error on graph insights people pages where current & past jobs were swapped
  • Update to user session expiration
  • Fixes to render the correct user profile image

October 29, 2015 – v2.2.6

  • Update to follow alert email to fix order of entities

October 22, 2015 – v2.2.5

  • Updates to native ads
  • Updates to logged in user session persistence
  • Fix follow button for events (can’t follow events)

October 20, 2015 – v2.2.4

  • Fix incorrect lead investor marking
  • Copy fixes on homepage
  • Fixed followed profiles text on user account page
  • Fixed infinite scroll on advisory roles page
  • Fixed bug on homepage funding rounds module to account for multiple lead investors in a round
  • Performance improvement in calculating investor data/count
  • Fixed follow recommendations display for next entry
  • Fixed JS error when adding news
  • Fixed news deletion bug

October 15, 2015 – v2.2.3

  • Fixed bug that prevented adding news of some publications
  • Fixed bug that broke page layout on some activity pages when scrolling

October 13, 2015 – v2.2.2

  • Updates to follow email template

October 8, 2015 – v2.2.1

  • Enabled follow alert emails
  • Updates and bug fixes to Manage Emails preferences
  • Fixes to native ads
  • Homepage tweaks for mobile (iPhone5)
  • Ensure duplicate follow recommendations are not shown
  • Minor UI updates across the site
  • Follow card bug fix for Firefox
  • Fixes user menu dropdown in non-Chrome browsers

September 30, 2015 – v2.2

  • CrunchBase version 2.2 Launch
    • New Homepage: A comprehensive overview of data and content
    • CrunchBase Alerts: Keep up with the latest on the profiles you follow
    • Activity Feed: Recent news, fundings, and acquisitions for the profiles you follow
    • News: Track news from over 400 sources
    • Discover: See what other users are following and discover new profiles
    • Timeline: View historical activities for profiles

August 11, 2015 – v2.1.51

  • Analytics and A/B testing bug fixes

July 31, 2015 – v2.1.50

  • Added internal analytics tracking

July 23, 2015 – v2.1.49

  • Bug fixes for awards
  • Make $ the default currency symbol when none available

July 15, 2015 – v2.1.48

  • Lead investor and partner bug fix

July 13, 2015 – v2.1.47

  • Minor lead investor fix
  • UI bug fix to address number to currency conversion

July 1, 2015 – v2.1.46

  • Display Lead Investors and Partners on a funding round
  • Mobile display bug fixes

June 25, 2015 – v2.1.45

  • Bug fixes for Url validation
  • Fixed v3 API bug

June 11, 2015 – v2.1.44

  • Fixed registration bug on fundings and acquisitions pages

June 8, 2015 – v2.1.43

  • Fixed Welcome Email issue
  • Added required Registration for /funding-rounds and /acquisitions pages

June 4, 2015 – v2.1.42

  • v3 API bug fixes

June 1, 2015 – v2.1.41

  • Fixed caching related bug
  • Updated team member description

May 27, 2015 – v2.1.40

  • Added Bot protection

May 21, 2015 – v2.1.39

  • Bug fixes for API
  • Enabled adding entity via unique URL

May 14, 2015 – v2.1.38

  • Bug fixes to permalink generation, ads, and v3 API

May 5, 2015 – v2.1.37

  • Bug fixes to updating dates, entity permalink generation, and added a few 301 redirects

April 30, 2015 – v2.1.36

  • Fixed bug related to updating dates
  • Other bug fixes for ads layout, office addresses, and total funding round amount

April 28, 2015 – v2.1.35

  • Fixed a XSS vulnerability
  • Added more news sources
  • v3 API bug fixes

April 16, 2015 – v2.1.34

  • Launched v3 of the CrunchBase API

April 14, 2015 – v2.1.33

  • Bug fixes for events and funding rounds

April 13, 2015 – v2.1.32

  • Login/registration bug fixes

April 8, 2015 – v2.1.31

  • Revised one-click Login/Registration Flow

April 2, 2015 – v2.1.30

  • Fixed entity pages to show event notification strings for events 8 weeks out in the future

March 31, 2015 – v2.1.29

  • Fixed bug in current and past team display for organizations
  • Fixed API bug that was causing 404s on endpoints

March 18, 2015 – v2.1.28

  • Fixed Info drop down menu link on entity detail pages

March 16, 2015 – v2.1.27

  • Location and category endpoint bug fixes

March 12, 2015 – v2.1.26

  • API entity detail endpoint enhancements and bug fixes

March 10, 2015 – v2.1.25

  • New look for people education and experience cards
  • Bug fix to re-calculate total amount for investor fund raises
  • Replaced collection of post-money valuation amount with pre-money for funding rounds

March 4, 2015 – v2.1.24

  • Bug fix to prevent spam URLs

February 18, 2015 – v2.1.22

  • Show empty cards on entity pages if there is no associated data
  • Brought back events homepage module

February 12, 2015 – v2.1.21

  • Fixed bug with login form auto-fill
  • Fixed bug on organization create/update forms for the is_closed property

February 10, 2015 – v2.1.20

  • Removed Section tab on entity pages. Moved to under the Info tab.
  • Fixed bug in API response for deleted entities. Return HTTP 404 status code.
  • Fixed bug on past people graph insights module

February 5, 2015 – v2.1.19

  • Added awards to events
  • Other bug fixes

January 29, 2015 – v2.1.18

  • Bug fixes related to news

January 26, 2015 – v2.1.17

  • Bug fixes that addresses duplicate entries on advanced search results
  • Other misc. bug fixes

January 13, 2015 – v2.1.16

  • Rolled out HTTPS across the site
  • Fixed styling on the exits page for investors

January 9, 2015 – v2.1.15

January 9, 2015 – v2.1.14

  • Cleaned trailing slash from Twitter username, profile image refs
  • Adds support for Activities in autocomplete
  • Limits venue name and address to 140 characters. Fixes formatting for long venue name and addresses
  • Adds 2014 time span for investor-leaderboard
  • Fixed date disable toggle for degree
  • Fixed gender-specific bio hint
  • Fixed required field support for autocomplete
  • Fixed issues related to busting cache for entity profile cards
  • Fixed autocomplete hover ux
  • Fixed issue with adding product competitors
  • Fixed gender-specific bio hint under registration
  • Bug fix for certain press reference creations

December 17, 2014 – v2.1.13

  • Fixed investments display formatting
  • Added support link to footer
  • Collect reason when removing a job

December 10, 2014 – v2.1.12

  • Fixed bugs related to contributor dates, investor leader-board and IPO

December 8, 2014 – v2.1.11

  • Bug fixes

December 2, 2014 – v2.1.10

  • Fixed pagination bug on the API
  • Fix for a user to remain on the page they were on upon logging out

November 25, 2014 – v2.1.9

  • Added auto-lookup of news articles when adding them

November 24, 2014 – v2.1.8

  • Added ability to filter events by location and category

November 20, 2014 – v2.1.7

  • Updates to investor profiles

November 18, 2014 – v2.1.6

  • Convert links on CrunchBase to https

November 11, 2014 – v2.1.5

  • Bug fixes for Events

November 5, 2014 – v2.1.4

  • Show contributors on entity pages MVP
  • Bug fixes for Events
  • Some bug fixes and enhancements for the API

October 29, 2014 – v2.1.3

  • Bug fixes for Events and other miscellaneous improvements

October 18, 2014 – v2.1.2

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.,
    • 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:

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


Aaron Levie - 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

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

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.,
  • 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

April 22, 2014 – v2.0

  • Launched CrunchBase version 2.0 – entirely redesigned pages and improved edit flows