Account Executive

San Francisco, CA
Sales & CS
About Crunchbase
Crunchbase is the leading destination where you can discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and uncover new opportunities. Our mission is to democratize the way innovators connect to opportunities, and over 50 million professionals—including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and sales people—trust Crunchbase to inform their business decisions. Companies all over the world rely on Crunchbase to power their applications, making over one billion API calls on our platform each year.

We are building our sales team to quickly scale our customer base and identify new revenue opportunities within existing accounts. Our customers are diverse and range from startups to fortune 500 companies, but they all count on Crunchbase for critical information delivered at the right time. This is an amazing opportunity if you're looking to join a well-known organization with an established sales funnel and book of business, while crafting the direction and success of the team.

Sales at Crunchbase
Our AE's define our customer relationships, and we are looking for strong Account Executives to help continue growing our awesome team. Ideally, you are someone who is passionate about providing company data while building positive relationships with potential customers. As an AE at Crunchbase, you will identify, qualify, and develop lucrative relationships with startups and Fortune 500 companies around the world.

As a Crunchbase Senior Account Executive, you will:

    • Qualify inbound/outbound leads to identify new sales opportunities within an established funnel of potential customers
    • Prospect into new accounts and grow the customer base from our target account profiles while establishing long-term relationships with customers
    • Identify up-sell opportunities and develop existing accounts to customize solutions for broader multi-team licenses
    • Collaborate with the SDRs to develop ABM strategies to key target accounts in addition to facilitating a smooth hand-off from early qualification to close
    • Work with the Customer Success team on close of sale to implementation of Crunchbase Data and all future products
    • Anticipate issues and identify improvements to replicate and systematize solutions used for other customers in order to support effective scaling as the team and customer base grows
    • Work closely with engineering and product to relay customer issues and experiences

About you:

    • Are a versatile sales professional capable of selling to all types of companies and verticals
    • Have spent time selling in startups and thrive in environments with a wide scope and set of responsibilities
    • Naturally possess a high level of compassion and play close attention to the needs of customers
    • Have a high standard for perfection and an awesome sense of gratification when customers are successful
    • Are a clear and confident communicator -- able pitch to both executives at startups to the Fortune 500 and coordinating cross- functionally with internal teams and leadership
    • Are easily coachable and constantly looking for opportunities to improve your craft
    • Are technically capable and can converse effectively with technical customers


    • 5+ years of experience selling SaaS products to customers of varying size ranging from SMB to enterprise, selling data and APIs a plus
    • Past experience working with internal executives and cross-functionally with other teams
    • Highly organized and passionate about the details
    • Working knowledge of Salesforce required
    • Experience in prospecting and self-sourcing pipeline ideal, with experience closing large deals
    • Proven consistency as a top performer

What Crunchbase offers:

    • Competitive salary and equity
    • Generous Reimbursement policy for learning and development activities
    • Daily catered lunches and plenty of snacks
    • Fitness reimbursement (to work off the catered lunches)
    • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Volunteering Paid Time Off
    • Incredible medical, vision and dental benefits for employees and their families
    • Free One Medical Group membership for employees and their families
    • 401(k) and Roth plans, and free annual financial adviser check-in
    • Monthly commuting stipend
    • Free Lyft rides anywhere in the Bay Area after late nights at the office
    • Prime location in the Financial District of SF, near BART and Muni stops
    • A team of creative, transparent entrepreneurs driven to accomplish our mission

Crunchbase does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. Every day our team is honored to work with entrepreneurs and innovators from every corner of the globe, and we aim to build a team that reflects the diversity of our customers. Each individual at Crunchbase brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team creates more innovative products, provides a better service to its customers, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals.