We recently updated the way we categorize personal and partner investments on Crunchbase, which may have impacted searches that rely on these fields.
If you’ve built saved searches based on investments made by a person at an investment firm using the search filter Investors > Full Name, your searches may not return the same results because of this change.
Previously, using the search filter Investors > Full Name in a company search, results would include any company that the investor invested in, even if the individual did not directly invest in the company (e.g. Dave Strohm led an investment in OpenDNS via Greylock Partners as a partner). With the new change, there will now be two search filters:
- Investors > ... Using this search filter will look at investments that an investor has personally invested in a company.
- Ex: Dave Strohm invested in OpenDNS
- Partner Investors > ... Using this search filter will only look at investments that a partner of an investment firm has led.
- Ex: Aileen Lee led an investment in StyleSeat as a partner of Cowboy Ventures
- Ex: Marc Andreessen led an investment in Oculus as a partner of Andreessen Horowitz
If your saved search is intended to look for investments that a partner of an investment firm has led, you should change your search to use the Partner Investors > … search filter. Below are instructions on how you can modify your search:
1. Find and open your existing saved search, or create a new one by clicking on Companies. Note: Make sure you’re logged into your Crunchbase account!
2. Click on a search filter and select Partner Investors > Person Info > Full Name
3. Enter the name of the investor to return all investments led by this person as a partner of an investment firm.
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