The Better Alternative to LinkedIn Data Mining: Angellist Sourcing

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
  1. Bio
  1. Social profile links
  1. Job title
  1. Company name
  1. 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’s gets you banned), you can grab it here without ever clicking through. This enables you to more effectively scrape at scale.
Before you know it, you might have a thousand LinkedIn profiles of software founders.

Even Facebook profiles, too.

Talk about powerful.

If you want to begin scraping this data, then use these tools:
  1. Octoparse