Crunchbase data scraper is an application for automatic data extraction from Crunchbase. You can use it to scrape almost any data from Crunchbase, and save it to an XLSX file. Shortly – It’s the same as if you copied the information with mouse, only automatically.
Crunchbase is an online platform with information about startups, owned by TechCrunch, a technology publication from the United States. Any project posted on this site strengthens the project’s brand and prospects. A huge number of users come to the site. Accordingly, companies try to give the most accurate and high-quality information.
Why scrape data from Crunchbase?
What might you need data from Crunchbase for? There are many reasons for this:
1) contacts of investors who have previously invested in your type of business;
2) potential customers (if you have a B2B project);
3) market research data;
4) industry news in the Crunchbase News section;
You can get it all in a convenient CSV / MySQL / XLSX / JSON format. Crunchbase can be used as the main source of information about companies.
So, at the bottom line. The main goal of Crunchbase data scraping is to attract an audience to your project. Secondly, to gather a database for active sales, or to analyze the data for some scientific purpose. In any case, data scraping helps you make good money in a short period of time.
Is scraping Crunchbase legal?
It is absolutely legal to scrape publicly available data such as product descriptions, prices, ratings, or reviews. So yes, scraping any publicly available data from Crunchbase is legal. But wait, it’s not that simple.
In fact – from a legal standpoint, scraping restrictions may arise in the extraction of personal data. Be careful when extracting information such as username, phone number, address, e-mail, and the like.
Crunchbase data scraper is an automatic program that emulates user behavior. in summary, It is just as legitimate as if you were manually copying information line by line.
What data can I pull from the Crunchbase pages?
Obviously, we have a simple answer. You can scrape almost any kind of data from Crunchbase. Literally, anything you want. Just click on the items on the page, and start the scraper. As an example, here’s a list of fields we extract from Crunchbase:
- Number of employees
- Type of financing
- IPO status
- Stock symbol
- Details section
- Funding amount
Also, please note. This is only a sample list of fields. You can add or remove any fields for scraping. And yes, it’s very easy to do. All you have to do – is click on items on the page.
How do I start with Data Excavator?
Basically, to use Crunchbase scraper you need to download our main application – Data Excavator. This can be done in the download section (clickable).
Firstly, install the Data Excavator app. Note that the application runs in a Windows environment. You need the .NET Framework 4.7.2 (Can be downloaded here) and VC++ Redistributable 2019 (Can be downloaded here) packages installed for scraper to work correctly.
So, you have downloaded and installed the application. Now you need a demo key for a month of free work. You can get it inside the app, or go to the section to get the demo key (clickable). Fill in the Email field and your name. Then, we will send you the key to your email.
Finally, launch the application. Click the “New Project” in the main menu. Enter the link to any Crunchbase page. Then, select the items you want to extract. Just move the mouse over the page and click on the items. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
So now you have an idea of how to use the Crunchbase data scraper. As you can see, it is not very hard. Despite the fact that scraping seems complicated – it is not always so. And our application demonstrates it perfectly. It’s as easy as clicking on a page and pressing a few buttons. We hope you enjoy the experience.
In fact, you can scrape any amount of data from the Crunchbase website. It will be fast, inexpensive, and most importantly, legal. Just use our app, and follow the instructions.
In case you have any difficulties. Just contact us! At the very least, we’ll have a great conversation. At the most, we will solve your problems. Moreover, we can get great emotions from working together! So, you can contact our support team through feedback (clickable).
And finally, a selection of quick links. Have fun scraping!