SourceScrub vs Pitchbook
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Why Dealmakers Choose SourceScrub over Pitchbook

SourceScrub is the leading Deal Sourcing Platform (DSP) for dealmakers who want to use data, purpose-built tools and on-demand services to methodically find deals and win more often.

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SourceScrub is the leading Deal Sourcing Platform (DSP) for dealmakers who want to use data, purpose-built tools and on-demand services to methodically find deals and win more often.

SourceScrub combines unmatched data on private, founder-owned companies with purpose-built tools and on-demand services for a complete solution used by over 400 of the world’s leading dealmaking firms, and 24 of the top 25.

The heart of SourceScrub’s platform is a data engine powered by sophisticated human-in-the-loop machine learning that continuously trains and fine tunes machine models. Aggregating data from thousands and thousands of sources allows SourceScrub to provide detailed company profiles and extensive signal data.

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Pitchbook is a resource for data, research and insights on the global capital markets. Pitchbook uncovers information and trends within the financial data of over 3 million companies, with a focus on transaction information.

Pitchbook software offers data and analytical tools to discover promising opportunities and more. Features include: advanced search, discovery and insights, company profiles, workflow and efficiency.

SourceScrub differences

Unmatched Private Company Data
  • Over 12 million private, founder-owned companies
  • 115,000+ 'scrubbed' and cross-referenced conferences and lists
  • Real companies with minimum 7-point profiles
  • 9 signal categories to understand size and potential
Specialized Data Operations
  • Human-in-the-loop machine learning
  • On-demand data requests
  • 24-hour list processing
Purpose-built Tools
  • Precision search, similar companies and filtering with dynamic categories
  • Tunable scoring modelto match strategy criteria
  • 2-way CRM integration
  • Browser extension lets you view company data right in the browser
  • Target tracking and notifications

Why dealmakers choose SourceScrub over Pitchbook

Based on UserEvidence survey of people who evaluated both solutions, conducted May 2022
Why did you choose SourceScrub over Pitchbook?
Accurately classified bootstrapped/founder-owned companies
87%
Highly tunable search relevancy
59%
Volume and variety of “Sources” (lists such as conferences, industry lists, top lists, buyer’s guides)
57%
Human-assured data accuracy and consistency
50%
Minimum of 7 profile data points on every company
35%
Trended data history refreshed every 30 days
30%
What does SourceScrub allow you to do more effectively than before?
Filter for targets that meet specific criteria with industry classification, search, and filtering
80%
Find comprehensive universe of founder-owned targets
76%
Contact decision makers and build relationships
61%
Become intimate with markets using conference intelligence to accelerate learning
35%
Easily create detailed market maps to identify relevant add-on targets
28%
Prioritize targets with company scoring and other attribute data
20%

Customers Who Chose SourceScrub After Evaluating Both Solutions:

SourceScrub has been transformative to our business. Our sales team uses it everyday. It is business critical to our sourcing efforts.

Leonis Partners

Neither Pitchbook, nor the other competitors, have the same relevant data for bootstrapped and founder-owned businesses.

Cordance

SourceScrub has allowed us to focus our time and resources on building connections with high quality companies. It saves us time and allows us to only focus on companies that fit our thesis and target investment “strike zone.” Previously, it took forever to get the data to qualify targets

Virgo Investments

Feature Comparison

Feature
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Description
Private company intelligence platform
Private market financial and deal data for transacted companies
BOOTSTRAPPED COMPANY DATA QUALITY
5/5
3.5/5
Quality control
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Human-supervised research operations team and AI/ML
-
NA
Bootstrapped Company Data History
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Starting from 2016
4/5
Starting from 2007 Focus on transacted companies
Minimum Profile
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Minimum of 7 required data points
3/5
5 required data points
Rate of Refresh
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Data reviewed monthly
-
NA
FIND TARGETS THAT FIT CRITERIA
5/5
3/5
Search
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
4/5
Uncover and Classify Bootstrapped Companies
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
2M+ Companies Focus on investable bootstrapped companies
3/5
3.3M Companies. Focus on transacted companies
Industry Categorization
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Dynamic and proprietary industry categorization
4/5
Home-grown industry categorization
Search Expansion Based on Company’s Digital Footprint
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Over 115,000 industry lists, saved search with alerting feature, on-demand research
2/5
Similar Companies
Custom Scoring
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Custom lead scoring
0/5
On-demand Research
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Data operations team for on-demand requests
2/5
ENGAGE TARGETS*
5/5
2.3/5
Pre-built Lists /Sources
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
115,000+ pre-built lists that are refreshed
0/5
Leadership Contacts
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Contact information for key decision maker is a mandatory data point for each company
3/5
Company News
5/5
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View the latest news on a company from top notch sources which includes topic categorization, sentiment data, and source notoriety
4/5
MONITOR AND GROW DEALS
4.5/5
3/5
Portfolio Tracking
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Saved search and alerting, pre-made lists of portfolio companies, company tagging
3/5
Market Maps
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Over 115,000+ pre-made industry lists, ability to tag companies, save searches
3/5
MANAGE WORKFLOW
5/5
3.2/5
Alerts/ Notifications
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Saved search, company updates, and alerting related to both
3/5
CRM Integration
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Bi-directional integrations for Salesforce, Hubspot, Affinity, Dealcloud, Dynamics, Dynamo and Sugar
3/5
Unidirectional integrations for DealCloud, Affinity, Dynamo, Salesforce, Dynamics
API
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
API available for all data points and capabilities within SourceScrub
5/5
Plugins
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Web Extension for all browsers
5/5
Excel Plugin, Web Extension
Data Warehouse
5/5
starstarstarstarstar
Data feed includes historical data points and insight and data points not available through other product offerings. Comprised of 26 tables of data that interrelates to the core company object
3/5
*Based on ease and specificity of target tracking, market mapping, market intelligence, and contact information for decision makers.