31 Tools & Services for Outbound Prospect List Building (Updated)

Prospect list building is a crucial part of the outbound sales process. The first step is defining your ideal customer profile (ICP). But as soon as you’ve done that, you actually need to find the right accounts, people and their contact details. Here’s a tool stack for step two. A collection of outbound prospect list building tools and services that will help you regularly feed Woodpecker with fresh contacts.

Prospect list building tools & software

The tools below will help you find email addresses and other contact details of your ideal prospects. Most of them involve Chrome extensions that will help you collect data directly from websites and social platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Angel.co, Crunchbase and more. We’ve reviewed the first five on the list so far. More reviews are coming soon.

To give you a short description of the tools, I put some quotes taken directly from their websites under their hyperlinked names.

1. LeadFuze (check our review)

“Search for new potential customers, instantly. Using LeadFuze’s lead generation software, you no longer just have to find business contacts one by one on LinkedIn. Instead, search for leads in specific roles and industries, that use certain software, that spend on Adwords, who are hiring, and more. Then, unlock a lot more data like verified emails, phone numbers, social profiles and more!”

2. Anymail finder (check our review)

“Finally get in touch with anyone. Anymail finder is trusted by thousands daily to find and verify email addresses of employees at any company.”

3. Find That Email (check our review)

“The yellow pages of email. Find the email address of decision makers in millions of companies worldwide.”

4. SellHack (check our review)

“Find Leads. Build Lists. Verify Emails. Spend more time meeting with prospects and less time trying to find them.”

5. FindThatLead (check our review)

Get business emails and social information from LinkedIn profiles. A simple Chrome plugin that gives you the power to view anyone’s professional contact information and social data, while you are logged into LinkedIn.”

6. Voila Norbert

“Hello! My name is Norbert! I can find anyone’s corporate email.”

7. AeroLeads (check our review)

“Find contact details of any company and person with email and phone number. #1 prospect and lead generation software on the web.”

8. Datananas

“Create highly targeted lists of B2B prospects from professional social networks. Export B2B prospects from LinkedIn and Viadeo to your CRM. We’ll enrich your data with professional emails and phone numbers.”

9. Easyleadz

“The power of machine learning combined with human intelligence to deliver you highly accurate, customized B2B contact data to fuel your revenue.”

10. Hunter (previously known as Email Hunter)

“Contact anyone. Unlock opportunities. Find email addresses in seconds and connect with people that matter for your business.”

11. LeadGibbon

“Find someone’s email address (in just one click). Run lead searches directly from your browser. Verify emails of your leads in one click. Capture and export complete lead records to Google Sheets.”

12. Profile Hopper

Automate Your Sales Prospecting. Automatically find new leads, research email addresses and more.”

13. Prospectify.io

“B2B prospecting automation platform. Unparalleled search data & automated list building for warm outreach!”

14. Capture! by RingLead

“Easily capture lead details from anywhere on the web.”

15. Skrapp

“Reach more. Close more. Find anyone’s email address. Build your most accurate leads directory.”

16. Management Finder by eGrabber (check our review)

“A desktop tool built for sales teams who do their own prospecting. Management Finder finds anybody’s business email address. Just type in Name and Company. The software then searches the Internet to find the person’s work email address and phone.”

17. UpLead (check our review)

“UpLead is an online B2B sales intelligence platform. We help businesses grow by enabling them to quickly identify and connect with new customers. Our technologically advanced web platform provides instant access to over 30 million verified B2B business contacts.”

18. Adapt.io

“People change. So should their data. After spending decades in the contact space and CRM space, we noticed that contact data isn’t evolving as quickly as the technology we use to access it. We’re building the most Adapt-able business contact database on the planet.”

19.  SnappAddy

“SnapADDY is a software that helps you in your everyday sales work. From trade fairs to lead research – snapADDY supports you by automated processes that avoid manual typing. Provide a company name and the contact data is crawled from their website.”

20. Lusha

“At Lusha, we believe that reliable and easily accessible data is essential to your success. In the world of sales, marketing and recruitment, the key factor in achieving your goal is to quickly and easily get your prospect’s attention. That’s why we created Lusha – to bring you the most reliable and accessible data to facilitate that connection.”

21. Oxyleads

“At Oxyleads, we all come to work every day because we want to solve one of the biggest problem in lead generation – the lack of up-to-date business contacts. We understand that lead generation can be a bottleneck for the business. The ability to generate sufficient quality leads in a reasonable amount of time is crucial to business success. That’s why we believe that selecting the best technology (with an added human touch) will make sure that no business will ever need another source for lead generation.”

22. LeadmeHome

“Paying for Email Addresses in 2019 SUCKS Thank Goodness LeadmeHome Finds the email addresses of my prospects for FREE… without having to count any requests or credits or pay for CSV imports.”

Prospect list building services & lead gen agencies

If you don’t want to build the lists on your own, you may want to check out the links below. Some of those companies are lead generation agencies, which means they will not only find prospects matching your ideal customer profile, but they will also manage the whole outbound lead generation process including writing your emails and managing your outbound campaigns.

23. LeadPal

“LeadPal helps B2B tech companies drive sales by delivering high-quality leads with personalized email outreach. Find your ideal customer profile and build a list of your target companies. Reach-out to your potential clients. Optimize your targeting and email campaigns. Sustain and maintain growth rates with quality leads.”

24. Bant.io

“Get Hot B2B leads straight to your inbox. We engage in email conversations with your ideal customers and once they respond with interest, your sales team simply picks up the conversation with them and work on closing the deal.”

25. LeadGenius

“Say hello to decision makers at your ideal accounts. LeadGenius gets you the data you need to keep your business growing. With verified leads and data-driven insights, your team can close deals the smarter, faster way.”

26. Experiment 27

“We leverage our expertise in agency marketing to drive more leads to your digital agency. Whether you want more enterprise clients or more referrals from current clients, x27 can help.”

27. GetProspects.co

“You don’t have time to build prospects lists. We do. Hand-curated prospects every month. We research and build hand-curated, ‘sold once-only’ prospect lists, targeted for your customer profiles. Perfect for the ambitious freelancer, SEO company, marketing company, web designer.”


“A lead generation company with three years of experience, building highly-customized, accurate lead lists. Our process involves both human-curation and machine learning of multiple data sets for Accounts and Contacts, enabling customers to benefit from a complete picture of their target audience.”

29. CloudLead

“Cloudlead provides accurate and up-to-date B2B sales intelligence & contact data to support B2B sales and marketing teams scale their outbound processes. It uses machine learning tools backed by human researchers.”

30. Before Hello

“We are a fast-growing business process optimization company that works with clients from all over the world, providing the professional services of a data enrichment, lead generation, appointment setting, and direct email marketing with a goal of helping businesses grow. We base our company on the principles of trust, quality, and responsibility, that guide us in our work and ultimately define the outcomes.”

31. GetProspects.co

“Hand-curated prospect list and email outreach every month. We explore and build sold once-only prospect lists, focused on your customer profiles. Best for the motivated business, startup, consultant, or freelancer. Each month we provide you with a fresh hand-curated list. We also mail you the winning email copy and design tailor-made for each of your customer profile. We are here to make you succeed and offer continuous support and sales review.”

Do you know other prospect list building tools or services?

Please share your stack with us in the comments section. This is actually the moment when you can shamelessly leave a link under a blog post (if only it leads to a prospect list building tool or service).

  • Holly Kissner

    I love this article! So very helpful to get a good idea of programs out there. Who do you personally recommend works best with Woodpecker?

    • Thanks Holly! It’s so great to know that the list has been helpful.

      Most of the tools allow export of contacts as a .csv file, which makes them compatible with Woodpecker — as you can then import the prospects from the .csv file into your campaign in Woodpecker.

      We plan direct integrations with as many tools of this type as possible. Just a few days ago, Anymail finder launched the beta of a direct integration with our system. You can directly push contacts from your panel at Anymail finder to your campaigns in Woodpecker.

  • Superb tools I think. I’ve heard of profile hopper from a friend, she was so full of praises for it. Good to know there are other great tools. Thanks

  • Hi Cathy! Thanks for another super informative article!

    I would like to introduce my app, Lusha. We provide up-to-date mobile numbers and emails in only one click.

    Try us against any other similar app and compare the results. https://www.lusha.co/

    Thanks again, and keep up the good work.

  • Arpita Gaur

    Great article. Impressive list of tools. I have used AeroLeads that you have mentioned and it have been quite beneficial for my business. Thanks again for sharing such great list tools!

  • Thiru

    A desktop tool built for sales teams who do their own prospecting. eMail-Prospector finds anybody’s business email address. Just type in Name and Company. The software then searches the Internet to find the person’s work email address and phone.

    Download now : https://www.egrabber.com/emailprospector/


    Try now & find 50 email addresses for free.

  • Thiru

    Cathy! Thank you for sharing impressive list of prospect list building tool. Specifically, I have used https://www.egrabber.com/emailprospector/ eMail-Prospector by eGrabber to find prospects list from social networks. Keep up the good work. Thanks again!

  • SridharRKrishnan

    Impressive. Never knew these many up until now. Might wanna check Saleslift.io too. It has chrome store add on and Googlesheet addon as well, includes CRM integration. Thanks for this piece.

    • Prem Santh

      this one right, https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/saleslift?hl=en-US
      I have been using it for some time now, this works like a charm.

    • Mike Reiss

      You can also try eGrabber’s eMail Prospector, a desktop application finds email address in single and also for bulk list. If you’ve existing list of database with Name and Company. Upload excel into email prospector and start append business email addresses in a minute.

  • Priya Sharma

    Wow! That’s excellent list. I really appreciate your patience for making such a comprehensive and well – thought out guide. Well this is the time of AI and working hard for developing business reach while we have tools for Lead generation is useless. I have used few tools for my business for growth hacking like AeroLeads, rainClutch , Rapportive and this tools help me a lot.

  • Vishant Gupta

    Great list of tool! I wasnt aware of Sellhack! Shout out to tools like AeroLeads and RainClutch works with chrome plugins to take your prospecting to next level.

  • Vishant Gupta

    Nice but for Lead Generation Use some tools.I have used few tools for my business for growth hacking like AeroLeads, rainClutch , Rapportive and this tools help me a lot

  • Vishant Gupta

    Nice article! Developing a platform is first step further finding prospect and lead is one of the hardest thing for any business growth, As you have mention tools above and tool which I have use AeroLeads, Rapportive it’s really save our back and help us to increase reach.

  • Hey Cathy, it’s very useful list for entrepreneurs and thanks for mentioned http://www.getprospects.co

  • ZK

    for manual contact grabbing (one-click grabbing): snapADDY. works really good if you want to hand-pick your prospects.

  • Shubham Bangade

    Thank you for adding the name of our tool AeroLeads in your list. Actually AeroLeads allows salespeople to do quick web searches and find emails for their prospects and even add to their current prospect list. This software returns information like business name, contact person’s name, email address, phone number, location, whois information, and even social media profiles. It uses a special algorithm that returns the best results.

  • Cathy – Great Article!

    Another tool to add to the list is SalesRipe. https://www.salesripe.com

  • What an impressive list of tools and apps for building email list. I would also like to suggest a tool we developed at http://www.salesripe.com to build a targeted list of emails.

  • Emi Mos

    This is the best article on this topic that was ever created. Congrats!

  • Jordan Sanders

    Well done! I think, you should add also Snovio tool for prospects search.

    • Ahosan habib

      Hello Jordan,
      Yes i think so, I also use it for my Lead listing business https://goo.gl/GQXfP3
      Snovio tool comparatively at good price for small business owner like me 🙂

  • Very good list of services. We do the same at https://sales-xl.com/. We do automated B2B prospecting for businesses.

  • Ahosan habib

    Thank you so much!
    I am familiar with all tools and i using for my email list building service https://goo.gl/GQXfP3

  • I would recommend giving a chance to new tools like OxyLeads (https://www.oxyleads.com). You can search for contacts, build lists and use our 3TB up-to-date database. In addition, we have a free Chrome extension as well.

  • Cathy, Very useful list of tools for any modern sales and marketing professionals. Each and every tool is featured with unique functionalities, eMail-Prospector by eGrabber is one of the best which i have tried stands from this list.

    eMail-Prospector (a desktop tool) allows you to find anyone’s email addresses by Name and Company name. If you’ve existing list of contacts, import into this tool to append email addresses in few minutes. See below how it works to find anyone’s business email address.


  • I would recommend giving a chance to new companies like Valasys (http://www.valasys.com/). We also have develop automation tools to identify intent of clients too. thanks for info great list.

  • Nikki Wilson

    Great list of tools, Cathy! Feel free to check out Lead Generation package of SignalHire. The software has a huge database of leads. At the present time there are around 250 million profiles with 10k+ profiles being added on a daily basis. Moreover, each profile has real-time verified email addresses. For more information visit our website http://www.signalhire.com

  • Sheejo George @ AeroLead.com

    Hi Cathy, great article!

    Thanks so much for including AeroLeads. We really appreciate it.

  • Good job, Very great and useful information thanks. our companies are MA Group Of Companies.

  • alex

    I stumbled on this blog when I was looking for generating new leads tools on Cuspera.

    They have an interesting list there. https://www.cuspera.com/app/acquire-customers-by-generating-new-leads/G1-A40–/context?industry=computer-software. Your article is really helpful as it has clarified some of my questions. Can you suggest some latest generating new leads tools for my ecommerce business ? Thanks in advance.

  • Nitin Bajaj

    Check https://www.easyleadz.com/ its a AI based sales assistant that can research companies and add them to a list which can be downloaded and uploaded to Woodpecker for campaigns.

    It has much better prospecting criterions.

  • Oleksandr Ivanets

    Great article Cathy. Using this chance, I want to introduce our agency – Before Hello (beforehello.com) which generating leads for clients from all over the world, by using woodpecker for last year now. Hope to see ourself listed in your blogpost next time.

  • Good compilation of email list building tools. Can you add some specialized email verification tools like https://myemailverifier.com

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    Very Informative post,

    No one post like you that’s amazing knowledgeable. Keep it works.

  • George Allerton

    Great list of email list building tools. You can also add mail validation tools like DeBounce that are useful for cleaning an email list.

  • Great list. I’d like to suggest another prospect building automation tool. It’s called Leadbunnies email extractor. It automatically captures 100K+ email leads for you. Saving you great amount of time, effort and money.

  • Miranda Nova

    Quite an impressive list imo. Find that lead and Skrapp are really good at capturing individual email leads. But for bulk email prospecting, I’d recommend some tools that I’ve used in past such as email extractor online or getprospect.io. Work very well for automating prospect building tasks.

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