There are two main sources of data on the venture capital industry: the VentureSource and Eikon databases. However, the data from the latter is much more comprehensive. The two databases cover the same investment rounds, though the former has more European CVCs. In addition, the Eikon has more US-based CVCs than the former. This means that one cannot make a meaningful comparison between the two. As a result, it is necessary to consider the differences in data coverage and reporting practices.
In addition to the North American dataset, the VCDB also covers investors in the other four regions. For example, the Mid-Atlantic database has nearly 500 profiles of investors in the Northeast, and the Rocky Mountain database contains information on nearly 300 investors in the Midwest and the Southwest. Finally, the Southern California Database includes information on more than 400 venture capitalists in the Southern California region. The Texas Database has 400 profiles of venture investors, while the Northeast has only one.
While the United States database covers nearly 5,000 investors across the U.S., the Silicon Valley database profiles more than 900 investors in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. The Life Sciences database lists nearly 2,000 investors, focusing on investments in Life Sciences and Medical Devices. The Family Office Database features 675+ single family offices and other VC-backed companies. The Life Sciences database includes more than 2,500 investors. The San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley are targeted by the Life Sciences Database and the Family Office database focuses on VC-backed companies.
The Venture Capital Database provides a comprehensive listing of all publicly and privately-funded venture-backed companies. It is updated twice a year, once in July and once in January. VCPro is compatible with Macs and Windows computers. In addition to focusing on the technology sector, VCPro also includes data on the life sciences and general technology sectors. In addition, the VCPro Database lists exits by year and lists the names of investee companies.
A Venture Capital Database can be useful for start-ups and small companies. It can help businesses find potential investors and identify the most suitable venture capitalists. In addition, some databases feature transactions between different venture capital funds, while others focus on tracking private equity funds. Some other uses of a venture capital database include stock market brokers and real estate firms. These data sources are reliable and regularly updated and provide vital information to entrepreneurs. With regular updates, a Venture Capital Database can also help businesses find the right investors.
The two databases have different strengths and weaknesses. The Eikon database provides a wider range of CVCs than VentureSource, but the latter is better suited for US-based companies in the transportation and utilities industries. Moreover, both databases have a large number of CVCs, but the European database’s sample is more comprehensive. Hence, the use of the Eikon database is recommended for all companies, especially for those based in the transportation and utilities sectors.