PitchBook Platform Streamlines Digital Workflow with New Chrome Extension and Digital Collaboration Tools
October 24, 2017
Latest Platform Updates Put PitchBook in the Hands of Customers, Wherever They Are, to Help Find the Next Opportunity While Also Tracking and Sharing Progress Across the Organization
SEATTLE, NEW YORK, LONDON – October 24, 2017 --PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public markets, today unveiled the PitchBook Extension for Google Chrome, enabling customers to access PitchBook’s comprehensive data directly from their browser while visiting a company website, reading the news or doing online research. Additionally, PitchBook also introduced Notes and Files, a new feature that allows users to securely store and share information and documents within the PitchBook Platform. In today’s fast-paced business environment, technologies that optimize individual workflows and collaboration help organizations save time and money, while also providing a competitive edge. The PitchBook Platform’s newest features allow investors, service providers and business professionals to improve overall productivity and more readily take advantage of the award-winning private and public financial market database.
According to a global survey conducted by Harvard Business Review and the Economist Intelligence Unit, more than 20% of productivity is lost during the average work week due to “organizational drag,” or internal structures and processes that take up valuable time and resources. The study goes on to find, when business leaders adopt a productivity mindset and simplify their organization's operational processes to align with “true sources of value,” they are 40% more productive. Considered the world’s most robust database on venture capital, private equity, M&A and the public markets, the PitchBook Platform is a critical tool in informing business decisions. The latest enhancements make it easier for customers to access valuable data and collaborate with colleagues using one centralized system.
With PitchBook’s Chrome extension, users can now leverage the power of the PitchBook Platform while visiting company websites, scanning news articles and researching online. By simply opening the extension while browsing the web or right-clicking on a company in a news article, PitchBook subscribers can instantly view hard-to-find company data including funding history, valuations, investors, contacts and more. In addition, search history and followed companies are automatically synced across PitchBook Mobile, Desktop and Chrome Extension, allowing users to easily pick up where they left off. With private and public market insight just one-click away, customers are easily able to find, vet and pursue promising opportunities without toggling between tabs or leaving their current workspace.
Additionally, the company has also added a Notes and Files feature, which provides users the ability to securely store and share information and documents within the Platform. For instance, PitchBook users are now able to share emails and meeting notes and attach pertinent documents about a company, person or investor of interest, all within a centralized system. The new functionality was designed to further optimize customer workflows by enabling easy communication and tracking of business opportunities within one platform.
“Our team is laser focused on putting the PitchBook Platform into the hands of our clients wherever they are and to make their workflow easier,” said Fabrice Forget, chief product officer at PitchBook. “Both the Google-Chrome extension as well as Notes and Files, allows PitchBook customers to more easily integrate PitchBook into their existing workflow and save valuable time and resources. The ability to access the world’s most robust private and public financial market database with a simple right click while perusing the web, allows PitchBook customers easily get intel they wouldn’t normally find on a webpage. The added benefit of easily sharing updates and notes within the Platform, allows internal communications and PitchBook’s powerful data to work hand-in-hand.”
PitchBook is a financial data and software company that provides transparency into the capital markets to help professionals discover and execute opportunities with confidence and efficiency. PitchBook collects and analyzes detailed data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape—including public and private companies, investors, funds, investments, exits and people. The company’s data and analysis are available through the PitchBook Platform, industry news and in-depth reports. Founded in 2007, PitchBook has offices in Seattle, New York and London and serves more than 12,000 professionals around the world. In 2016, Morningstar acquired PitchBook, which now operates as an independent subsidiary.