Grata vs
SourceScrub

We are way more than a SourceScrub competitor! Read on to discover how much more Grata can do for you.
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Let's Start With The Origin

Grata and SourceScrub share a common origin. Both company's founders come from M&A backgrounds and both saw a need for private company insights– a huge problem for dealmakers. 

But the solutions developed at Grata and SourceScrub are dramatically different. SourceScrub is a manually maintained database used to find company information; Grata is a software company that is transforming deal sourcing.

Grata provides more company profiles, more up to date information, and more thematic search capabilities by pulling information from a company’s entire website.

How is the data acquired?

Grata loves data, quickly acquiring and clearly displaying the information dealmakers need to make informed decisions. Unlike SourceScrub’s manually-collected data, Grata’s proprietary artificial intelligence gathers information directly from a company’s own website.

By automating the data collection process, Grata provides deeper company intelligence and has 5x the number of company profiles than SourceScrub. And the gap is growing daily.

Here’s a look into the data collection process for SourceScrub and Grata:

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SourceScrub

SourceScrub is a data services company that leverages an outsourced team to manually aggregate and review companies identified through various lists (conferences, events, industry, etc).

SourceScrub boasts a “data set that is validated and interpreted by a 650-person data operations team.” The database is manually updated and refreshed – it’s an impressive hive of people, but limited in how quickly they can update information.

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Grata

Grata is a software company built on ML/AI technology, identifying companies based on their website and other data sources. It validates data through a fully automated machine learning system, with built-in anomaly detection.

Grata’s proprietary artificial intelligence gathers information directly from companies in their own words but also translates what those words mean to an investor.

For example, Grata translates language like “tailored solutions” on a company’s webpage to the correct label “services company” and words like “platform” into “software company.” We not only collect website information, our tech knows how to speak a dealmaker’s language.

Grata provides a comprehensive company profile with in-depth information from each level of a company’s entire website. Company profiles are not only refreshed, but expanded at a speed that a team of humans can not replicate.

Technology-Driven Means More Searchable Results

Grata is not a database, it is an ever-expanding universe of company search.
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Company refresh every second
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Searches logged per hour
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Data points added per day
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8.5 million
Searchable companies
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Searching Company Profiles

Both Grata and SourceScrub allow you to search through company profiles, but with a few key differences.

SourceScrub’s keyword search matches against a short 2-3 sentence human-written company description, greatly limiting investors with the results that come up in a search for keywords. This kind of search restricts thematic-based sourcing.

The reason behind proprietary sourcing is to find and approach a company first. SourceScrub lists show the same companies in the same order for every investors. Your competitors are seeing all of the same companies that you are in SourceScrub. To be first in line, you need the competitive edge that Grata’s search provides.

With more companies to search through, Grata has a powerful keyword search-matching search tool. Type in any keyword and Grata will match against the company's entire website, enabling users to surface companies beyond high level industry classifications.

Look at Examples

To top that off, Grata Includes evidence of why the company appears in the results as well as a comprehensive preview of the company within the search experience, allowing you to dig deeper or add more filters appropriately to hone in your search.

But the biggest difference between SourceScrub and Grata’s search results is a tool called “Similar Search.”

Grata uses a deep understanding of a company’s website to identify the essence of a company factoring in hundreds of qualitative factors bucketed into groups like products, features, and target verticals, as well as quantitative factors like size and funding.

Clicking one button, “Similar Search” will automatically populate a new list of companies similar to one you were looking at. Better yet, give Grata a list of companies you’re looking at and “Similar Search” will find you the ones you missed.

Looking for car washes with subscription services? Easy.
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Looking for bootstrapped commercial HVAC services? No problem.
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Let’s get more specific. Can Grata find companies that specialize in accidental reconstruction with a focus on fires and explosions in Texas? Yes, yes it can.
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Searching Company Profiles

Both Grata and SourceScrub allow you to search through company profiles, but with a few key differences.

SourceScrub’s keyword search matches against a short 2-3 sentence human-written company description, greatly limiting investors with the results that come up. This kind of search restricts thematic-based sourcing.

The reason behind proprietary sourcing is to find and approach a company first. SourceScrub lists show the same companies in the same order for every investors. Your competitors are seeing all of the same companies that you are in SourceScrub. To be first in line, you need the competitive edge that Grata’s search provides.

With more companies to search through, Grata has a powerful keyword search-matching search tool. Type in any keyword and Grata will match against the company's entire website, enabling users to surface companies beyond high level industry classifications.

Looking for car washes with subscription services? Easy.
grata app
Looking for bootstrapped commercial HVAC services? No problem.
grata app
Let’s get more specific. Can Grata find companies that specialize in accident reconstruction with a focus on fires and explosions in Texas?
Yes, yes it can.
grata app
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Similar Company Search

But the biggest difference between SourceScrub and Grata’s search results is a tool called “Similar Search.”

Grata uses a deep understanding of a company’s website to identify the essence of a company factoring in hundreds of qualitative factors bucketed into groups like products, features, and target verticals, as well as quantitative factors like size and funding.

Clicking one button, Find Similar Companies and automatically populate a new list of companies similar to one you were looking at. Better yet, give Grata a list of companies you’re looking at and “Similar Search” will find you the ones you missed.

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Who uses Grata and SourceScrub?

Grata and SourceScrub users span the M&A world: Corporate Development, Corporate Venture Capital, Private Equity, Search Funds, and Investment Bankers.

Any M&A team looking to do better proprietary deal sourcing and thematic deal sourcing, needs the right technology to compete.

As a result of Grata’s technology vs human-first approach, Grata tracks almost 5X the number of companies compared to SourceScrub. Grata provides deeper search capabilities and enables dealmakers to find the private companies that no one else may be looking for and that most closely match their investment criteria.

Technology -Driven Results
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SourceScrub
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Grata
Technology first approach - fully automated, ML/AI driven system, data continuously refreshed.
Data Collection + Tech
Outsourced, manual approach- relies on human input to update data on companies.
Team + Backing
Venture Backed - Series A $35M funding to date 25  engineers
Coverage
1.6M companies
8.5M+ companies
Search
Keyword search matches against human-written company description 
Keyword search matches against the company's entire website
Similar Search
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Grata uses a deep understanding of a company’s website to identify the essence of a company factoring in hundreds of qualitative factors bucketed into groups like products, features, and target verticals, as well as quantitative factors like size and funding.
Lists
Covers trade shows, conferences, and online events. Over 35,000 conferences indexed.

Users cannot build their own lists.
Aggregate trade shows, conferences, summits, etc. 

Users can build custom lists in-platform.
Delivery
Web platform, Chrome extension, CRM integration, API, and Data Warehouse.
Web platform, Chrome extension, CRM integration, API, and Data Warehouse.
Services & Support
On demand data requests available and managed by overseas data operations team.
On-demand data requests handled by a NY-based, dedicated CSM include: custom list building, event scraping, contact enrichment, and more with best in class response times (<3 days).
Data Collection + Tech
Technology first approach - fully automated, ML/AI driven system, data continuously refreshed.
Team + Backing
Venture Backed - Series A $35M funding to date
25  engineers
Coverage
8.5M+ companies
Search
Keyword search matches against the company's entire website
Similar Search
Grata uses a deep understanding of a company’s website to identify the essence of a company factoring in hundreds of qualitative factors bucketed into groups like products, features, and target verticals, as well as quantitative factors like size and funding.
Lists
Aggregate trade shows, conferences, summits, etc. Users can build custom lists in-platform.
Delivery
Web platform, Chrome extension, CRM integration, API, and Data Warehouse.
Services & Support
On-demand data requests handled by a NY-based, dedicated CSM include: custom list building, event scraping, contact enrichment, and more with best in class response times (<3 days).
Data Collection + Tech
Outsourced, manual approach- relies on human input to update data on companies.
Team + Backing
Coverage
1.6M companies
Search
Keyword search matches against human-written company description 
Similar Search
N/A
Lists
Covers trade shows, conferences, and online events. Over 35,000 conferences indexed
Users cannot build their own lists.
Delivery
Web platform, Chrome extension, CRM integration, API, and Data Warehouse.
Services & Support
On demand data requests available and managed by overseas data operations team.
"We can use Google, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, ZoomInfo, AND SourceScrub, or we can simply use Grata. Grata is more dynamic, complete, and fits the profile of a searcher better."
Aaron Perrine, Trilogy Search Partners
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Aaron Perrine
"I previously used to have to do detective work to find good companies to call on. I've used many sources and evaluated many companies, and if I had to design a perfect tool for this it would be pretty close to Grata."
Frank Leibly, Alcon Partners
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"Grata removes the friction in finding private companies. Instead of spending countless hours sifting through databases and websites, we can find the information we need on middle-market companies through Grata. This has been essential for us to expand our reach and deliver care in today’s fast-moving market."
Shale Gulbas, Cypress Growth Capital
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Shale Gulbas

Start Searching Smarter

Grata’s web search function allows users to search keywords on millions of company websites with precision while eliminating the noise of standard search engines.

Dealmakers are realizing the power of a private company intelligence engine and moving toward the future of deal sourcing.
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