Crunchbase Integration

Who can use this feature?

Only the Application Owner role can use this feature.

In order to identify and scout relevant Startups or Companies smoothly - ITONICS offers a native integration with Crunchbase. Crunchbase is a platform for finding business information about private and public companies including data about investments and funding information, founding members and individuals in leadership positions, mergers and acquisitions, news, and industry trends.

How to integrate Crunchbase

Enable the Crunchbase integration

The first step is to enable the Crunchbase module for a specific Entity you want to work with. Go to Settings > Entity Configuration > Entity Configuration and open the Entity by clicking the Edit (pen) icon. Look for the Crunchbase card under the Modules/Features section and check the box on the left corner of the module card. (Please contact your CISM if the card is not visible) When the checkbox is marked the card should change the layout color from light grey to the system color. Don´t forget to press the save button at the bottom of the page. 

Manage the Crunchbase integration

After enabling the module you can configure it according to your preferences. To access the Crunchbase Configuration click on the respective Entity (e.g. Company) and go to Manage Crunchbase Integration.

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The API Key was already activated by default. That is why you only have to conduct the field mapping to determine which ITONICS field has to be enriched with which Crunchbase information. Here is how you use the Field Mapping:

ITONICS recommends the following mapping for a correct integration:

  • Choose the respective ITONICS Field (1)
  • Choose the Crunchbase Field to enrich the ITONICS Field (2)
  • Remove the field mapping (3)
  • Add more fields to the mapping (4)

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ITONICS Field ITONICS Field Type Crunchbase-Field Example Available with the ITONICS Key

Company Name

Single Line Input Field

legal_name

ITONICS

Yes

Profile Image

Single Line Input Field with URL Validator

image_url

https://www.itonics-innovation.com/hubfs/ITONICS-logo-dark-2021.svg

Yes

Abstract

Multi-Line Input Field

short_description

Enterprise End2End Innovation software. From trends and technologies to ideation and road mapping. All on one platform!

No

Business Model/Product/Technology

RTE Field

description

ITONICS is a software and consulting company with a focus oncollaborative enterprise software solutions in innovation management.

Yes

Website

Single Line Input Field with URL Validator

website_url

https://www.itonics-innovation.com/

Yes

Tags

Tag field

categories

Communities, Consulting, Software

Yes

 

Please configure the following fields beforehand in the field configuration.

ITONICS Field ITONICS Field Type Crunchbase-Field Example Available with the ITONICS Key
Phone Number Single Line Input Field

phone_number

(650)601-5000

Yes

Contact E-Mail Single Line Input Field

contact_email

support@itonics.de

Yes

Number of Founders Single Line Input Field

num_founders

4

Yes

Founded on Date Picker

founded_on

01.04.2009

Yes

Created at Date Picker

created_at

01.06.2015 (in Crunchbase)

Yes

Once you have configured the field mapping successfully, please do not forget to hit the save button at the bottom of the page. 

 

Want to automate things? ITONICS can pull regular updates on created elements to have the latest information at hand. Reach out to your Customer Innovation Success Manager to set up this feature.

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