When CrunchBase 2.0 was released in April, we not only launched an entirely new design and technology stack, we also declared our ambition to build the business world’s answer to Mark Zuckerberg’s “social graph” — The Business Graph.  From architecting around a graph database to embracing a card-based user interface, we designed CrunchBase 2.0 to expose the web of connections between businesses and the employees and executives who manage them.

When we launched, the new CrunchBase displayed only glimmers of what the Business Graph could deliver. For the past three months we’ve been steadily improving the site and preparing new features, even as hundreds of thousands of users added their contributions. Today we are rolling out Graph Insights, the first in a series of features that deliver on the promise of the Business Graph.  Graph Insights appear in the right rail of organization profile pages and leverage the Business Graph to reveal important information about the startup ecosystem.

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