API v3 will soon be deprecated
We will be launching our new API v3.1 in mid-late September. Once API v3.1 is launched, API v3 will still be available for three months, but we will no longer be pushing updated data to it. In preparation for this change we have launched a beta of API v3.1 for you to begin integrations to the new endpoints. We have created a summary of change with updated documentation to help with this transition.
Use the Open Data Map (ODM) to link your existing dataset to Crunchbase. The ODM includes everything you'll need to start the matching process for organization and people profiles. You can download the data map in CSV format or through the REST API.
The ODM includes basic Organization and People information. A list of attributes can be found here:
Access to the Open Data Map Requires a Registration
If you are not already registered for a Crunchbase Data account, register here.
You can download the ODM or access it via the REST API. For a CSV download, 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 Organizations and another for People.
All Other Endpoints Require an Advanced or Commercial License
If you are not an Advanced or Commercial licensee, register here.
We encourage you to leverage the Open Data Map to integrate Crunchbase into your own applications. There are no limitations on using the data beyond the terms and restrictions stated in the License Agreement and Data Access Terms.
You are encouraged to attribute Crunchbase when using the Open Data Map. This prompts others to contribute to Crunchbase and improves the Crunchbase database for everyone’s benefit.
- Attribution should be accompanied by a hyperlink to Crunchbase
- Link is plainly visible to end users
- Link is in close proximity to the attributed data
- Link is visible to Internet spiders (e.g. Googlebot)
- Link does not include the “nofollow” tag"