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CB Insights (formerly known as ChubbyBrain) is a provider of a tech market intelligence platform that predicts company health and strategy, investor performance, and technology trends. The company uses machine learning, algorithms, and data visualizations to aggregate and analyze data on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships from various sources, including patents, earnings calls, news articles, company websites, regulatory filings, and social media. Its platform, intelligence analysts, and a global network of executives and startups offer insights into the future of the global economy to help enterprises answer strategic questions about their next customers, markets, investments, and competitors.

HQNew York, US
Employee Ratings4

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)341
Job Openings18
Revenue (Y, 2015)$6.8 M(+69%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at CB Insights

Anand Sanwal

Anand Sanwal

CEO and Co-Founder
Pål Høye

Pål Høye

Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan Sherry

Jonathan Sherry

Board Member
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CB Insights Office Locations

CB Insights has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
498 7th Ave 17th floor
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CB Insights Financials and Metrics

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CB Insights total Funding

$11.7 m

CB Insights latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

CB Insights investors

CB Insights's latest funding round in November 2015 was reported to be $10 m. In total, CB Insights has raised $11.7 m
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CB Insights Revenue

CB Insights's revenue was reported to be $6.75 m in Y, 2015 which is a 68.2% increase from the previous period.

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CB Insights Operating Metrics

CB Insights's Subscribers was reported to be 500 k in Sep, 2018.
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24.38 k28.01 k41.56 k59.83 k79.69 k102.45 k130.95 k166.66 k199.67 k222 k232.53 k250 k278.87 k290.75 k500 k
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CB Insights Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
BlockdataSeptember 16, 2020

CB Insights Cybersecurity Score

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CB Insights News and Updates


The Data Flywheel: How Enlightened Self-Interest Drives Data Network Effects

Starting in 2010 and for the following four years, CB Insights failed to get any sort of data network effect going. But then, things changed.

CB Insights makes second acquisition in 2 months, plans to untangle global blockchain ecosystem

CB Insights' Founder and CEO Anand Sanwal talks about acquiring Netherlands-based Blockdata, a rising focus on blockchain, and going international.

CB Insights Buys Blockdata to Build Out Blockchain Data Offering

New York City’s CB Insights is getting into the blockchain data game with the acquisition of Netherlands-based Blockdata.

CB Insights acquires Blockdata, a Dutch market intelligence platform for blockchain

CB Insights, a New York-based analytics software that helps companies make technology decisions, has acquired Blockdata, a Netherlands-based company that tracks the global blockchain economy. CB Insights will open an office in Amsterdam, while Blockdata will both remain a stand-alone product with it…

CB Insights acquires Netherlands-based Blockdata to untangle blockchain and distributed ledger technology ecosystem

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CB Insights, which enables the world's leading companies to make smarter technology decisions, has acquired Blockdata, a Netherlands-based software company that tracks the global blockchain economy. Blockdata provides differentiated data and...

CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund: Fourteen Portfolio Companies named to 2020 CB Insights Fintech 250 List of Fastest-Growing Startups

BEIJING, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CB Insights recently unveiled the third annual Fintech 250, a prestigious list of top private fintech companies using technology to transform financial services. From capital markets to insurance and digital banking to wealth management, the Fintech...
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CB Insights Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was CB Insights founded?

    CB Insights was founded in 2009.

  • Who are CB Insights key executives?

    CB Insights's key executives are Anand Sanwal, Pål Høye and Jonathan Sherry.

  • How many employees does CB Insights have?

    CB Insights has 341 employees.

  • What is CB Insights revenue?

    Latest CB Insights annual revenue is $6.8 m.

  • What is CB Insights revenue per employee?

    Latest CB Insights revenue per employee is $19.8 k.

  • Who are CB Insights competitors?

    Competitors of CB Insights include DueDil, Mattermark and Owler.

  • Where is CB Insights headquarters?

    CB Insights headquarters is located at 498 7th Ave 17th floor, New York.

  • Where are CB Insights offices?

    CB Insights has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does CB Insights have?

    CB Insights has 1 office.