Understanding how companies stack up against one another has been a frequent request of our customers. Whether you are in VC, business development, corporate M&A or corporate strategy, quickly sizing up a set of companies in a space or who compete with one another is important to our clients so they can understand who:
- Is the most well-funded
- Is hiring the fastest
- Has the most buzz
- Might have backers (investors or board members) you know
So today, we’re happy to launch our Company Comparison feature on CB Insights to make these comparisons easier. Our other goal was to make the created comparisons easy to share for our customers and our own research team.
It’s insanely intuitive and given that our clients are of above average intelligence (and attractiveness), it should take all of 4 milliseconds for them to figure it out. But just in case, we detail how it works below with example comparisons of Y Combinator’s unicorns, Uber competitors and players in the fantasy sports gambling space.
There are a few ways to get the Company Comparison capability — from the navigation menu under the Analytics & Research drop-down menu, or directly from a company’s profile.
First, under Analytics & Research, hit the Compare Companies menu item. You’ll be brought to a page where a set of pre-designed popular comparisons are available:
- Ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber
- On-demand food delivery startups like Doordash, PostMates, Munchery and SpoonRocket
- Mobile payments companies like WePay, Square, Venmo, Coin
Here is an example screenshot for Y Combinator unicorns.
Below is an excerpt of the company comparison of these four players.
The final way to conduct a company comparison is to launch it directly from a company’s profile. In this case, we’ll take a look at fantasy Sports betting/gambling sites from the profile of FanDuel. To launch the comparison tool from the company’s profile, simply hit the “Compare” button.
This will launch the Company Comparison for FanDuel. In this case, we’ve added DraftKings and some smaller players in the space Victiv.com and SportsLock.
*Note: The capability is only available to paying customers on the Insights plan or greater.