Editor’s note: Research by Guillaume Goujon (@Inn0vmatt3rs) is the latest addition to the CrunchBase Spotlight Program which highlights the best applications and research built on the CrunchBase dataset.
After CrunchBase released the April 2013 Excel Spreadsheet, Guillaume Goujon analyzed the accuracy of CrunchBase in How Accurate is CrunchBase? – Part 1 and Part 2. Goujon concluded that in 2010-2012, the accuracy of CrunchBase’s VC rounds were 85-95% and the accuracy of funding raised by region in the US and Europe was identical to reports by VentureSource.
Thanks to the CrunchBase Venture Program and the CrunchBase community, the data is getting better than ever.
Here at CrunchBase, we’ve seen our local and international data improve steadily; however, our international data is still lacking. We would like to remind everyone that the CrunchBase Venture Program is open to local AND international venture funds, angel investors, and incubators.
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