Growth Hacking, Startup

The Better Alternative to LinkedIn for Data: Angellist Sourcing

Thousands of marketers use LinkedIn to get data and they know this. So recently, they put in stricter limits to scraping and ghost profiles so now these profiles are getting banned.

What if there’s a better source than LinkedIn for data?

It’s called Angellist and it’s not using their company or job search- it’s using their new feature: Source. You can get it up and running in a few minutes and have thousands of resources at your fingertips. 

This is how it works:

Register your company on Angellist with less than ten employees.

Now click on Recruit.

Upload a relevant job to the profiles you want to search for:

You can now view relevant people using the Source search:

Angellist returns relevant results:

You can also pay to filter by more criteria (hence why it’s important to put less than ten employees):

Here’s where the fun begins.

Look at the data you have available:

  1. City
  2. Bio
  3. Social profile links
  4. Job title
  5. Company name
  6. School name

All this data is yours.

Unlike on LinkedIn where you need to click through to a profile to retrieve data (same process that gets you banned), you can grab it here without ever clicking through.

Before you know it, you might have a thousand LinkedIn profiles of software founders, even Facebook profiles, too.

Talk about powerful.

*Originally appeared in the BAMF Group Blog, courtesy of Josh Fletcher.

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