Startup

 

Use the startups node to get information about startups.
A limit on the number of objects to be returned, between 1 and 100.

Retrieving Startups

GET https://vcapi.parsers.me/v2/startups/
Authorization: Bearer {your-auth-token} or query string parameter

Example to get demo data with token as URI query-string parameter:

GET https://vcapi.parsers.me/v2/startups/?token=eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJyb2xlIjoiZGVtbyIsIm5iZiI6MTYyNTA1MTUxMiwiZXhwIjoxNjI1MDU1MTEyLCJpYXQiOjE2MjUwNTE1MTIsImlzcyI6InBhcnNlcnMubWUifQ.rdmNPQgq5M2_cMSYG__-q3hK8IvLo7PWeO4VmW0pzAIyCVtRDp7PqlxHbW_arPCUkypQgJJmBW2fHbnp72mlig5u83fB1_8tmFUdlXHVLxZC0b0Bg7A4LITt7hTidmsqrZB5ynGSDTmh-DtUzqCYVaT4g1g1q_ekwX3Uz0usCnNcrCG6xmxK35ma90CP5-R4j01-YSQbhRlcS9SsOw9J0Bac86kypZhGT5_XSvM0bcLSwQzf6VMWzIqLDOpWseaMCKV2hLVgQCr8xJTsZm2w8Tg6mUagWwewdfwnaez0t1MI_7aZjaLkRvaYT4JKPOqWCXZFrSJjeMG_n56seT6Dyg

We don't recommend it for non demo access, because URI parameters can end up in log files that are not completely secure.

Success responce:

Status 200 OK

[
    {
        "Id": "26e2f029-f797-40e9-b86e-01a0d2164075",
        "Website": "http://8i.com/",
        "Name": "3D Video of People"
    },
...
    {
        "Id": "537c965d-530e-4eb7-b39a-527e9b94d612",
        "Website": "http://abridge.com/",
        "Name": "Abridge"
    }
]

The data response payload contains the array of startups.

Retrieving Basic Startup Information

Basic Startup properties

Id Startup Id
Name Startup Name
Website Startup Website
GET https://vcapi.parsers.me/v2/startups/{startupId}
Authorization: Bearer {your-auth-token} or query string parameter

Success responce:

Status 200 OK

{
    "Id": "26e2f029-f797-40e9-b86e-01a0d2164075",
    "Website": "http://8i.com/",
    "Name": "8i"
}

The data response payload contains specific startup.

Retrieving Advanced Startup Information

When you query a startups it returns a set of basic fields by default, as the examples above show. However, you can specify which fields you want returned by using the select parameter and listing each field. This overrides the defaults and returns the fields you specify, and the Id of the object, which is always returned.

Advanced Startup properties

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Logo Startup Logo
Description An array of Descriptions collected from various sources
Twitter An array of Twitter pages collected from various sources
Facebook An array of Facebook pages collected from various sources
Instagram An array of Instagram pages collected from various sources
LinkedIn An array of LinkedIn pages collected from various sources
Medium An array of Medium pages collected from various sources
Youtube An array of Youtube pages collected from various sources
Email An array of Emails collected from various sources
AngelList An array of AngelList pages collected from various sources
ProductHunt An array of ProductHunt pages collected from various sources
Location An array of Locations collected from various sources
Phone An array of Phones collected from various sources
FacebookLikes Facebook Likes count
Founded Foundation year
FounderName Startup founder info
TotalRaised Total amount raised across all funding rounds
MembersCount Members count
Tags Venture Fund Category Tags
GET https://vcapi.parsers.me/v2/startups/{startupId}?$select=Id,Name,Website,Logo,Description,Twitter,Facebook,Instagram,LinkedIn,Medium,Youtube,Email,AngelList,Location,Phone,FacebookReview,FacebookLikes,FacebookCheckIns,Founded,FounderName,Tags
Authorization: Bearer {your-auth-token} or query string parameter

Success responce:

Status 200 OK

{
    "Id": "26e2f029-f797-40e9-b86e-01a0d2164075",
    "Website": "http://8i.com/",
    "Name": "8i",
    "Logo": "http://www.dolbyventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/8i-logo-landscape.png",
    "Description": "is transforming video capture and playback to deliver a new medium for all display devices.",
    "Twitter": [],
    "Facebook": [],
    "Instagram": [],
    "LinkedIn": [],
    "Medium": [],
    "Youtube": [],
    "Email": [],
    "AngelList": [],
    "FacebookReview": null,
    "FacebookLikes": null,
    "FacebookCheckIns": null,
    "Phone": [],
    "Founded": null,
    "Location": [],
    "FounderName": null,
    "Tags": [
        "Video",
        "Virtual reality",
        "3D",
        "Augmented reality",
        "Platform"
    ]
}

The data response payload contains specific startup.
This parameters can be used with collections and specific records.

Funds Startup's investors
FundingRounds Startup's funding rounds
References News with startup references

Retrieving Startup with investors

Investor properties

Id Fund Id
Name Fund name
Website Fund website
InvestmentDateStamp Date the startup was added to fund's portfolio
GET https://vcapi.parsers.me/v2/startups/{startupId}?$expand=Funds
Authorization: Bearer {your-auth-token} or query string parameter

Success responce:

Status 200 OK

{
    "Id": "26e2f029-f797-40e9-b86e-01a0d2164075",
    "Website": "http://8i.com/",
    "Name": "3D Video of People",
    "Funds": [
        {
            "Id": "8abb4e27-b6c2-4a08-8604-5f796d86efa5",
            "Name": "Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments",
            "Website": "https://www.bdmifund.com",
            "InvestmentDateStamp": null
        }
    ]
}

Retrieving Srartup Funding Rounds

Funding Round properties

Id Funding Round Id
Date Date that the Funding Round was published
Series Funding Round type
Amount Total amount in USD raised in Funding Round
GET https://vcapi.parsers.me/v2/startups/{startupId}?$expand=FundingRounds
Authorization: Bearer {your-auth-token} or query string parameter

Success responce:

Status 200 OK

{
    "Id": "d5fb818e-b1d7-4144-bcc8-0053068849b7",
    "Name": "Upgrade",
    "Website": "http://upgrade.com/",
    "FundingRounds": [
        {
            "Id": "841936f7-e984-4703-bd7c-267d86f46a05",
            "Date": "2020-06-17T00:00:00",
            "Series": "Series D",
            "Amount": 40000000
        },
        {
            "Id": "624e68b5-700b-4767-aaee-641f103d046b",
            "Date": "2018-08-23T00:00:00",
            "Series": "Series C",
            "Amount": 62000000
        }
        ...
    ]
}

Additionally you can get the Investors and News related to the round by using FundingRounds.Investors and FundingRounds.References expand parameters.

GET https://vcapi.parsers.me/v2/startups/{startupId}?$expand=FundingRounds,FundingRounds.Investors,FundingRounds.References
Authorization: Bearer {your-auth-token} or query string parameter

Success responce:

Status 200 OK

{
    "Id": "d5fb818e-b1d7-4144-bcc8-0053068849b7",
    "Name": "Upgrade",
    "Website": "http://upgrade.com/",
    "FundingRounds": [
        ...
        {
            "Id": "f0523355-6b52-459a-8c70-85d51056fe1c",
            "Date": "2017-04-12T00:00:00",
            "Series": "Series A",
            "Amount": 60000000,
            "Investors": [
                {
                    "Id": "4e240154-b0c4-4610-b3cb-af3037790505",
                    "Name": "UNION SQUARE VENTURES",
                    "Website": "https://www.usv.com/",
                    "InvestmentRole": "Investor"
                }
            ],
            "References": [
                {
                    "Id": "337a1629-c138-4eca-afc0-7d9ca199bcb1",
                    "Title": "Upgrade Closes $60M Series A Financing",
                    "Date": "2017-04-12T00:00:00",
                    "Description": "Upgrade, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based consumer...",
                    "Category": "USA",
                    "Author": null
                },
                {
                    "Id": "fc386088-1ad0-4a08-9b34-66b44ed91f8f",
                    "Title": "Upgrade Raises $60M from Union Square Ventures",
                    "Date": "2017-04-12T00:00:00",
                    "Description": "Upgrade, Inc. (http://www.upgrade.com) today announced...",
                    "Category": null,
                    "Author": null
                }
            ]
        }
        ...
    ]
}

Retrieving Startup with references

Reference properties

Id News Id
Title News title
Date News published date
Description News description
Category News category
Author News author
Source Source website page
GET https://vcapi.parsers.me/v2/startups/{startupId}?$expand=References
Authorization: Bearer {your-auth-token} or query string parameter

Success responce:

Status 200 OK

{
    "Id": "d5fb818e-b1d7-4144-bcc8-0053068849b7",
    "Name": "Upgrade",
    "Website": "http://upgrade.com/",
    "References": [
        {
            "Id": "6e98f4f0-f2fd-4cbe-9f4a-03e25d0b16d3",
            "Title": "Upgrade Launches Unique Rewards Checking Account",
            "Date": "2021-01-14T00:00:00",
            "Description": "\r\nSAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Upgrade, Inc...",
            "Category": null,
            "Author": null,
            "Source": "https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/upgrade-launches..."
        },
        {
            "Id": "2a786975-5882-4dbf-ba84-1341f94e5d55",
            "Title": "Upgrade launches checking accounts and debit cards",
            "Date": "2021-01-14T00:00:00",
            "Description": "Fintech startup Upgrade has been positioning itself...",
            "Category": "challenger bank, Fintech, neobank, Startups, upgrade",
            "Author": "Romain Dillet",
            "Source": "https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/14/upgrade-launches..."
        },
        ...
    ]
}

You can specify which fields you want returned by using the select parameter and listing each field. This overrides the defaults and returns only the fields you specify, and the Id of the object, which is always returned.

GET https://vcapi.parsers.me/v2/startups/{startupId}?$expand=References&$select=Reference.Title,Reference.Description
Authorization: Bearer {your-auth-token} or query string parameter

Success responce:

Status 200 OK

{
    "Id": "d5fb818e-b1d7-4144-bcc8-0053068849b7",
    "References": [
        {
            "Id": "6e98f4f0-f2fd-4cbe-9f4a-03e25d0b16d3",
            "Title": "Upgrade Launches Unique Rewards Checking Account",
            "Description": "\r\nSAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Upgrade, Inc..."
        },
        {
            "Id": "2a786975-5882-4dbf-ba84-1341f94e5d55",
            "Title": "Upgrade launches checking accounts and debit cards",
            "Description": "Fintech startup Upgrade has been positioning itself..."
        },
        ...
    ]
}

This parameters can be used with collections and specific records.