Connectors / Service / Crunchbase
CrunchbaseThe leading destination for company insights from early-stage startups to the Fortune 1000.
Crunchbase is a platform for finding business information about private and public companies.
To authenticate with the Crunchbase connector you will need a user key which is emailed to you following registration.
Using Search operations
The connector has a number of multi purpose operations that allow you to search several endpoints to generate a variety or responses depending on your needs.
As an example we'll look at how you can use the Search Organization endpoint.
Search for a list of organization summaries
A basic search operation that will return a list of all organizations on the crunchbase database along with their summaries
Search for an organization
Narrow the above search by querying the crunchbase API with a search query that could be an alias or a short description
For example in the below search we query 'alphabet' which returns a list of 8 potential matches including the organization summary of Google's parent company Alphabet
Search for information on organization
To get more detailed information on a company and its relationships we can make a GET request by passing in the organizations permalink (a unique identifier that can be found a previous response). The response will include a list of all the organizations relationships capped at 10 per relationship.
Note that all other inputs must be excluded
Search for an organization's relationships
The crunchbase API also makes it possible to filter the relationships that is returned from the API
To do this under the Filter input we need to first select 'Search relationships'
Then from the drop down you select the relationship(s) for the endpoint you want returned from the API
Below we search the orgnizations endpoint that returns a response that contains Tray.io's Founders relationship