Start-ups and small businesses

  • Find information on start-ups and other companies that are too small or too new to be listed in other resources listed in this guide.
  • Keep up with company news, find out the fate (e.g., acquisition, IPO, bankruptcy) or current progress of a start-up.
  • Evaluate potential partners, customers, competitors, or investments.
OPM eBaker Sources:
Thomson ONE

Up-to-date information on public and private companies, also allows you to create a list of start-up or VC-backed companies by industry under the "Private Equity" tab.

Hoover's Online

Offers snapshots of companies, as well as more in-depth company reports. US focused.

Orbis

Useful for identifying private and public companies, company data and global partners. Strong international coverage.

CB Insights

Up-to-date information on public and private companies, also allows you to create a list of start-up or VC-backed companies by industry under the "Private Equity" tab.

Public Web sites:
Manta

Profiles of small businesses that often include information on company size and revenues.

Spoke

Offers company profiles that often include information on company size and revenues.

Crunchbase

High-tech business focused directory, offering company profiles, investor listings and articles.

LinkedIn

Some companies includes profiles on LinkedIn, which may include basic information such as contact information, company size and names of executives.

Free company profiles including information on the company's founding and status can be found at the BusinessWeek Company Insight Center.