2013 Snapshot

Experiment with historical Crunchbase data collected by Crunchbase before December 2013. The data is provided in MySQL format and licensed under Creative Commons with Attribution [CC-BY].

The 2013 Snapshot contains a replica of the Crunchbase dataset from December 2013. That includes all organization, people, and product profiles along with funding rounds, acquisitions, and IPOs.

Download the 2013 Snapshot


Access to Snapshot Requires a Registration

If you are not already registered for a Crunchbase Data account, register here.

The 2013 Snapshot was generated with mysqldump. We do not offer the snapshot in any other format. To download the snapshot, follow these steps:

Locate your User Key. The user key is a 32 character string that you should have received by email after signing up for Crunchbase data. If you have not received your user key, please contact support.

Enter URL Into Your Browser. Once you’ve located your user key, type the following URL address into your browser and replacing "user_key" with the value that you received in your email.


For example, if your "user_key" is 1a2b3c4d5e6f7g8h9i0j, you would type:


Press Enter Key to Begin Download. Once the correct URL is in the address bar, press “Enter” (or "Return") and the download should begin automatically. If the download does not begin, please contact support.

Decompress File. The file you download is a tar.gz file which needs to be "unpacked". On a Mac, just open the file and it will automatically expand. On Windows, you can use 7-zip to accomplish the same thing. Once expanded, you will find one file for each table in the database.

Using the Snapshot

We provide the Crunchbase 2013 Snapshot under the Creative Commons Attribution License [CC-BY].

Attribution Requirements

The Crunchbase 2013 Snapshot must be attributed with the designated pseudonym “Crunchbase 2013 Snapshot” and bear the copyright notice “© 2013” in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution License [CC-BY] requirements. The pseudonym and copyright notice are meant to avoid confusion with current Crunchbase Data and to promote transparency to users of the data.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].