Crunchbase visualization tool of Venture Firms

Over the past few days a couple of friends asked me more or less the same thing: retrieve a collection of Venture Firms and visualize a simple subset of important data, such as geo location, average investment, and short description. I have hence decided to spend a little time with some PHP/Javascript and implemented a simple application.

The application crawls pages from Crunchbase to retrieve a set of financial organizations, then update their locations using their API. Details on each organization are fetched through an AJAX request to Crunchbase's API after a marker on the map is clicked. A vector graph is displayed showing the list of the investments of the firm.

The application uses Raphael JS for creating the SVG graph, therefore works on Firefox and Safari only [EDIT: it was then updated to google chart api to maximize browser compatibility and now fully compliant].