CB Insights

Data, Intelligence and Predictive Analytics on the Venture Capital Industry

Founded 2008
51-200 employees
  • Analytics & Business Information
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    498 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
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    What We Do

    CB Insights is a fast-growing technology company based in NYC initially funded by the National Science Foundation. Our team comes to work every day to build technology that helps corporations guess less and win more.

    We aggregate and analyze massive amounts of data and use machine learning, algorithms and data visualization to help corporations replace the three Gs (Google searches, gut instinct and guys with MBAs*) so they can answer massive strategic questions using probability not punditry.

    Questions Like:

    Which disruptive companies should we worry about?
    Which emerging trends could kill us?
    What new markets should we enter?
    What is our competitor's strategy?
    Who should we acquire?
    Who should we invest in?
    Who is our next customer?
    Who are the S&P 500 of tomorrow?

    We mine terabytes of data and knowledge contained in patents, venture capital financings, M&A transactions, hiring, startup and investor websites, news sentiment, social media chatter, and more.

    Our software algorithmically analyzes this data to help our clients see where the world is going tomorrow, today.

    We're Hiring

    We're doubling the size of our team this year and are looking for teammates to join us. We tend to like people who are great at what they do and who can be described with the 4 H's - happy, helpful, humble and hungry.

    Here are a few more data points to help nudge you over.

    • We are growing by 100%+ per year.
    • We are #560 on the Inc 5000.
    • We are working on some insanely hard problems.
    • We were revenue-funded for our first 5.75 years (translation: we're a real company). We raised $10 million in VC in late 2015.
    • We were cited by the media 2100+ times last year.
    • We run the tech industry's most popular newsletter with over 160,000 subscribers (and adding 1,200 new subs per week).
    • We have lots of really smart customers fired up about our product and our vision.
    • We were named 1 of the 15 enterprise companies to watch in NYC
    • We are a Founding Partner of CSNYC whose mission is to ensure all of NYC's 1.1 million public school students have access to a high quality computer science education.

    We think the world would be better if fewer big decisions were made on the basis of the 3 G's - Google searches, Gut instinct and Guys with MBAs.

    Tech stack

    Go, Python, Javascript, Express, React, Redux, MySQL


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    CB Insights - Values:
Bias Towards Action
Customers are our investors
Learn, Teach, and Level-up
Experiment to win
Achievement Drives Influence
Transparency is Key
    CB Insights - On June 10th 2016, CB Insights rang the opening bell of the NASDAQ for the Future of Fintech Conference.
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    CB Insights - CB Insights Offsite at Mohonk Mountain House - May 2017