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Stanford in a league of its own for funded startup grads

Stanford in a league of its own for funded startup grads

Posted by PanamericanWorld on October 03, 2016

In the venture world, the Bay Area eclipses the rest of the world regarding startup founding and funding.

Much can be said for how Stanford University compares to other colleges and universities, regarding who produces the most funded startup founders, according to a new report from TechCrunch on Monday.

It shows that 225 companies founded by Stanford graduates have succeeded in raising funds so far this year, far more than from any other school. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is No. 2 with 145.

Stanford also leads when the comparison is made taking a longer perspective, going back to startups that raised more than $10 million since 2012.

There are 420 companies in that time started by Stanford-affiliated founders. MIT again is next with 269, Harvard University is No. 3 with 251 and University of California, Berkeley, is fourth with 239.

The TechCrunch ranking differs a bit from one done last year by PitchBook Datathat also showed Stanford as the school that produced the most founders and startups, with Berkeley at No. 2 and MIT No. 3.

There is also a big difference when you go down the list of the most valuable private venture-backed companies in the world, according to TechCrunch (although Stanford has the edge there, as well).

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