Content Guidelines

CrunchBase is the free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.  Our mission is to make information about the startup world available to everyone and maintainable by anyone.  These guidelines explain our criteria for accepting and moderating content.

Content Accuracy

Above all, we want our dataset to be accurate.  If you ever find information that is inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading, please correct it.  Remember, anyone can edit CrunchBase.

Content Quality

Everyday thousands of high quality edits are made to the CrunchBase dataset and we encourage everyone to contribute content; however, content must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Content must be accurate
  • Content cannot be inflammatory
  • Content must provide unique information about a company, product, or person
  • Content cannot be used as a marketing tool to sell a product or service
  • CrunchBase is for professional profiles and should not be used to share strictly personal information
  • All services described on CrunchBase must be legal in the jurisdiction where the service is made available

Content Removal

CrunchBase is a highly interconnected database and removing one profile often removes valid links from other profiles.  Therefore our policy is always to correct problematic profiles rather than remove them from the CrunchBase Dataset.  While you may object to a company’s business practices, the quality of a product, or the importance of a person’s profile, that is not sufficient to warrant removal on CrunchBase.  When companies close or product are discontinued, we note the updated status, but still do not remove them.  If you find a profile to be entirely fictitious, however, we will remove that profile.

Moderation Queue

All changes to CrunchBase are placed in a moderation queue before going live and our goal is to review all changes within 24 hours.

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