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Authorized Affiliates are users with an active UCInetID and password, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff.


These resources are not licensed by the UCI Libraries, but librarians occasionally promote them when they are relevant for certain types of research.

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See Also

Entrepreneurship Research Guide 

The UCI Libraries research guide for all aspects of entrepreneurial research.  Built by Sara Heimann,
the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Librarian. 

Venture Capital (VC), Private Equity (PE), and Grant Funding

Venture Capital (VC), Private Equity (PE), and Grant Funding


Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: US & Global

Data and research covering the private investment market, including venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions. Information on companies, deals, investors, and funds. Use PitchBook to establish benchmarks, identify and analyze competitors, and search investor details. 

  • Users must create an account with their UCI email address.
  • Download limits apply.


CB Insights
Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: US & Global

Global data and information about the financing activities of startup companies and investors, including venture capital firms, angel investors, as well as M&A and IPO activity. Specializing in emerging industries, the database also offers data-driven research reports, performance metrics related to company health, and data visualization and presentation tools.

  • Users must create an account with their UCI email address.  Look for this text in the login box: "New user? Sign up."
  • Download limits apply.


S&P Capital IQ
Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: Global

A comprehensive company intelligence database, offering granular financial and capital structure information on millions of companies worldwide, including data and graphs for historic stock prices, searchable SEC filings, mergers & acquisitions activities, and venture capital/private equity data.  


Business Source Complete
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

Thousands of business articles from news, trade, and scholarly publications, including titles like American Banker, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Power Finance & Risk.


National Venture Capital Association
Access: Public
Geography: US

VC advocacy group, including resources for entrepreneurs and information on the VC industry.  (The UCI Libraries does not have a membership to NVCA.)

Small Business Administration:  Awards Database
Access: Public
Geography: US

Federal agencies with extramural research and development (R&D) budgets that exceed $100 million are required to allocate approximately 3% of their R&D budget to domestic small businesses with the potential for commercialization or technology transfer.  These grant programs are called:
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 
  • Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 
A database of startup companies that received these grants is searchable by criteria including: state, year, and sponsoring agency (e.g. the National Institutes of Health).  

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