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PitchBook review by <span>Christopher P.</span>
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"Most efficient way to get accurate, current venture data"

What do you like best?

My firm uses Pitchbook first when assessing a potential deal to look at comparable deals in similar markets as well as to understand what deal terms were for similar deals. It is both fast and accurate and helps us with critical decision making around funding related to certain deals.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes there is very little data around angel deals. The more we use Pitchbook the more I wish this part of the platform were complete. I also wish there were better platform training and support to learn how to best leverage all the aggregated data. Even after using it for over a year I'm confident we are still only scratching the surface.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I strongly recommend it, especially if you are making any investment decision for your firm.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understanding which deals have had investment and what the structure was for each deal, as well as

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PitchBook review by <span>Paul D.</span>
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"A great platform for startup companies"

What do you like best?

PitchBook has been tremendously valuable in helping our startup company develop and execute a plan for financing our company. The quality of the information is quite good, especially when one considers how dynamic the financing marketplace is. Startups change daily, investors do to. PitchBook manages to stay quite accurate even in this fast moving environment.

What do you dislike?

The fact that as a small company we can't get multiple logon accounts. We are all working on the same objective of getting our company financed, yet all PitchBook use it tied to my (CEO) laptop. This does not allow me to distribute some of the workload to other members of my staff or my advisors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The quality of the data and the committment of the support staff have been very good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PitchBook is helping our company develop a strategy for financing our company.

What Market Intelligence solution do you use?

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PitchBook review by <span>Jeanne K.</span>
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"VERY helpful for PE firm data"

What do you like best?

This is an essential tool for anyone working in an industry in which they research private equity. Has lots of useful data that is difficult to find anywhere else aggregated in the same way.

What do you dislike?

Info is not always accurate (for example, CEO listed during at time of deal is not always accurate)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Double-check company data against a Google search if something seems off to you, but PE fund data is fairly accurate

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We recruit for PE and PE-backed portfolio companies, so the data here is very helpful in contributing to our research.

PitchBook review by User in Venture Capital & Private Equity
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"Very helpful software platform for reviewing companies"

What do you like best?

I love that they have post-money valuation information - you literally can't get this with any other software platform.

What do you dislike?

I don't love that the platform is sometimes missing companies. I'm often submitting companies to them to add to their research. They could potentially improve the platform with contact information.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd think about your typical use case. Are you looking at private equity or venture capital deals? If you're looking at later stage PE deals, CAPIQ might be the better option, but otherwise Pitchbook is a much stronger product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understanding the funding status and valuation information of companies that we may be looking to invest in or partner with

PitchBook review by User
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"PitchBook: M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital Database"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent platform for database management, M & A, has an excellent support team, in my case use the application for a short time because I do not handle much in that area, but it is very safe and easy to use, the good thing is that You can make comments about information collected by other users, always and when the information is published

What do you dislike?

Sincerely I have no complaints, the application is used for a short time and it seemed very good, the only thing to improve would be the time to access the data, sometimes demroa a little

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it to the maximum, excellent for handling and analyzing large amounts of data

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helped me in analyzing a lot of information about my work

PitchBook review by <span>Kyle L.</span>
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"Leading platform for industry data and almost necessary for successful PE Firms. "

What do you like best?

Pitchbook provides an in depth platform with data that is found almost nowhere else on the web. From doing diligence on private comparables to sourcing information on capital providers, Pitchbook provides a one stop shop for data geared towards PE and VC groups.

What do you dislike?

The price is rather high, but for funds should be worth it. The access to segment and target capital providers should easily pay for the annual subscription costs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The company offers a trial period in which users can easily test the software for a few days. Additionally, the sales team provides demos that showcase the depth and breadth of the platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pitchbook allows us to gather information about private companies and their industry comparables. This includes identifying trends in exit opportunities, current multiples, and add-on opportunities. Additionally, Pitchbook provides a robust database of capital providers assisting with fundraising efforts by identifying realistic partners and contact information.

PitchBook review by <span>Jatin M.</span>
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"Pitchbook : Easy to use"

What do you like best?

Pitchbook has a very friendly interface and can be learnt by anyone quicker than other softwares that perform the same function.

What do you dislike?

The market intelligence features aren’t as developed as Capiq.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you do not need too advanced features choose pitchbook as it is more user friendly and cheaper than Capiq.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to get real time market data and insights to help companies make more informed decisions

PitchBook review by <span>Ryan S.</span>
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"Best way to get info on Private Funds"

What do you like best?

I love their graphing capabilities and their customer support. Pitchbook is the investment banking analyst's best friend for all thing VC, private equity, and the like.

What do you dislike?

Pricing is a little bit expensive and their monitoring of user logins in each account inhibits password sharing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it. Pitchbook beats all of the other enterprise solutions as well as the free corwdsourced information sites hands down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visibility into private markets that are otherwise incredibly difficult to gain information on. Their canvassing of the private funds industry is incredibly detailed.

PitchBook review by <span>Ashley T.</span>
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"Pretty easy to use - huge time saver"

What do you like best?

Cuts down on the length of time doing research while creating fantastic charts and graphs that help you under the data.

What do you dislike?

Runs a little slow from time to time, can be wonky with the Salesforce integration.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm not sure why I did before - I think I used difficult, old databases. This has been a serious game changer.

PitchBook review by <span>Larry G.</span>
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"PitchBook is Customer Friendly"

What do you like best?

I appreciate how easy it is to use. The product is very customer centric.

What do you dislike?

There is not anything that I dislike. A rare product that meets expectations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure your volume is a good match for the product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The product helps us maximize results as we look at strategic investments in early stage, fast growing companies.

PitchBook review by Internal Consultant
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"Inconsistency information Pitch Book"

What do you like best?

This product provides with huge customer investment details for a study which traditional fin service providers lack. Customization possibilities with industry and segment us available for display

What do you dislike?

Inaccuracy, upon comparison with the actual figures from the company portals what i have found is a mis match with that of original figures. To what extent the data is reliable for evaluation is a big question. Many improvements has to happen.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Data consistency and due deligence are to be done with other available products for comparison

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Feasability study and project financials with peer industries

PitchBook review by User
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"A great resource for middle market transaction data."

What do you like best?

Pitchbook has an extremely clean interface with an abundance of data available on private company and startup transaction data.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is difficult to pick the right keywords for a company search, and I often found random companies in my list.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't be afraid to take advantage of the customer service -- they helped me refine my searches and get much closer to the desired result.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PitchBook is an invaluable resource for lower middle market investment banking and private equity professionals, as well as venture capitalists.

PitchBook review by User
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"Insightful website forkeeping up with the Tech space"

What do you like best?

Quick snapshot of what's going on in today's environment in the tech space.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the daily emails contain too much info and it feels like spam.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gives us some perspective on what others are doing and how others are staying competitive.

PitchBook review by User in Venture Capital & Private Equity
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"The best system out there"

What do you like best?

Data is the most accurate and up-to-date. Well laid out and comprehensive.

What do you dislike?

Search functionality is not as robust as could be, and the tags are not always completely accurate

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it...if you can afford it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understand what startups have been funded, by whom, when

PitchBook review by User in Financial Services
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"Used a lot at previous job"

What do you like best?

Very robust information system. The reports and research offered very good summaries of industry dynamics.

What do you dislike?

Pretty pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not sure how the acquisition will change the product, but if product stays the same, it is quite good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building leads and figuring out appropriate points of contact at start-up companies.

PitchBook review by <span>Iram R.</span>
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"Great for startups"

What do you like best?

Has been tremendously valuable in helping startup companies develop and plan for financing within the company.

What do you dislike?

Being a startup, you can not get multiple login accounts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helping the company develop strategies for financing.

PitchBook review by User in Media Production
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"Get inside information on the players in the startup and VC world "

What do you like best?

I like the format and layout of the site. It's easy to see, understand, and analyze all at once.

What do you dislike?

I wish their was a mobile app to use along with it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for another "LinkedIn" for the startup world, this is for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're using it as a way to see who is in the startup world and is a likeminded company.

PitchBook review by User in Venture Capital & Private Equity
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"PitchBook Review"

What do you like best?

The data sets are more in depth that any competitors for the private markets and we are able to position ourselves competitively to investors.

What do you dislike?

I have not encountered anything dissatisfactory with this product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This tool will help you solve your business problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We gain transparency into similar markets.

PitchBook review by User in Individual & Family Services
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"Awesome"

What do you like best?

Data u can’t get any where else. Tabs for saving multiple companies is helpful.

What do you dislike?

For smaller companies the data isn’t always complete. Similar companies feature isn’t always accurate

Recommendations to others considering the product

Def worth having

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Competition analysis. Understanding what revenue growth rates need to be achieved

PitchBook review by User in Financial Services
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"Fintech coverage "

What do you like best?

Powerful search engine and relevant daily updates

What do you dislike?

Should be able to drill in further geographically

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Biz development

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