PITCHBOOK (PitchBook) PitchBook is a private equity and venture capital database covering a wide range of companies as well as startups. It can be used for competitor research to help identify companies that offer similar products or services. Researchers can also track entire private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) lifecycles from fund initiation to company exits, private mergers and acquisitions (MA) transactions. Important: please take note of the following requirements before PitchBook registration / use: For registration of an account as well as for using PitchBook, you need to be within the IP range of our institution. For remote access, please make sure to activate the VPN client before opening our Connect to PitchBook link. Create an Account Connect to PitchBook Click Create an Account and use your @unisg.ch or @student.unisg.ch email address for registration Access PitchBook Connect to PitchBook Log in with your account Restrictions Users can download 10 lines of data per day and 25 lines per month. 1 download = 1row of data on an Excel file. Screen capturing, scraping data, using crawlers or other forms of data mining are prohibited. There is nothing we can do to enable more downloads; nor is there a workaround. This restriction is in place for all of PitchBook's academic clients. Try working with the Pivot Table function in PitchBook: downloading 1 Pivot Table equals downloading 1line of data. The use of PitchBook mobile apps is not part of the academic license. Common Issues "User was deleted or inactive" or "Access Not Authorized" Error PitchBook deactivates all academic accounts at the end of July every year. The first time you try to log in after the accounts are deactivated, you will see one of these errors. To restore access: Connect to PitchBook Click on Create an Account (even though you already have one!) Enter your name and HSG email address and press Create You will receive an email to reset your login credentials After resetting your password, Connect to PitchBook and log in "Invalid IP" Error Clear your browser's cookies and cache, or use a private or incognito window, or try a browser you don't normally use Connect to PitchBook again. HTTP 400 Status Error Clear your browser's cookies and cache, or use a private or incognito window, or try a browser you don't normally use If you're still getting the same error or your password isn't being accepted, try resetting your password Reset / Forgot Password Connect to PitchBook Enter your HSG email and press Submit At the bottom of the page will be a Forgot password? link which you can use to reset it "Content Unavailable" or "Upgrade" Error Message If you see either "Upgrade" or "Content Unavailable. This profile contains third-party licensed data which is not available in your subscription due to market-access restrictions" that means we do not have access to that content. Certain content, like some fund return data and data provided by other third parties are not available to academic accounts. Help Center Documentation and Guides are available in the PitchBook Help Center that can be accessed after logging in with your account.