CrunchBase, a free and editable directory. Crunchbase has a wealth of information, but according to Sri Harsha, that information is under-utilized. While there's a page for a company or organization, there isn't a way, in Harsha's words to see "the big picture."There's a lot of data available online - about companies, about entrepreneurs, about investors. An excellent source is
In some ways, the Q&A site Quora has become so popular among technology folks for that very reason. It helps provide people with more information and answers about angel investment. But Harsha has created another tool - Fundastic.info, using the data already available through the CrunchBase API to help visualize investment information.
Fundastic.info provides a visualization of investor activity, with dedicated pages for each investor, giving charts to help demonstrate their investment patterns. You can see the total number of companies funded, the number of companies that got acquired, the number of funded companies deadpooled, total acquisition amount, venture financings per year/quarter, funding rounds participated per year/quarter, and total venture capital raised.
Below are the details for Sequoia Capital, for example.
The initial launch of Fundastic contains these investor pages as well as aggregated statistics information, but Harsha says he has plans to add other features as well, including incorporating other data sources.