Accessing the CrunchBase Dataset
We encourage you to incorporate all or part of the CrunchBase Dataset into your application. To protect the community’s investment in the CrunchBase Dataset and to safeguard its integrity, we require a separate license for commercial uses regardless of how you access the Dataset. Uses may be commercial whether they are public facing or internal, free or paid. Members of the CrunchBase Venture Program do not require a new license.
CrunchBase Open Data Map
The CrunchBase Open Data Map is our answer to anyone that wants to reference CrunchBase or include basic CrunchBase profile information within their application. The data map includes the CrunchBase profile name, short description, logo image, location, and associated profile links from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Anyone can download the data map, we only ask for reasonable attribution if you decide to integrate the data into your application.
You may download the datamap in either CSV or JSON formats. See the Licensing Guidelines for more information.
Getting Started with the API
The CrunchBase API provides a read-only interface to the CrunchBase Dataset. Documentation and examples can be found on this website and access to the API is granted following a quick review of your application.
API Rate Limits
We limit usage to 50 calls per minute, 2,500 calls per day and a total lifetime limit of 25k. To increase your rate limit, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical questions and suggestions should be sent to email@example.com.
CrunchBase Image URLs
Many of the images served through the CrunchBase API and Open Data Map can be resized through query paremets. For example:
can be scaled to fit in 100x50 rectangle while maintaining its original aspect ratio:
CrunchBase is Hiring
Interested in helping us build the Business Graph? We're expanding our engineering team and would be very interested in hearing from people who have already built applications on our API. Here's a list of our job openings.