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25 Best Business Schools Churning Out The Most VC-Backed Entrepreneurs; Top MBA Programs

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It wasn’t so surprising to find that Harvard has topped the 2016 list of the “25 Best Performing Business Schools For Venture Capital Backed Entrepreneurs, 2016 – Top MBA Programs” according to PitchBook, a leading research firm for private equity and venture capital, which ranked business schools based on the venture capital cash raised by startups that came out of them.

Harvard alumni led the pack with 1,069 founders, a total of 961 companies originating from Harvard grads, all raising a total of $22.425 billion in venture capital.

When it comes to best-performing business schools (Top MBA Programs) who tend to churn out more venture-backed founders than others Harvard University tops, followed by Stanford, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Northwestern, and INSEAD.

Top MBA Programs: here are the top 25 best business schools that spawned the most VC-backed entrepreneurs and innovators over the last 10 years, ranked:

1. Harvard University
Entrepreneur count: 1,069
Company count: 961
Capital raised: $22.425 billion

2. Stanford University
Entrepreneur count: 720
Company count: 636
Capital raised: $14.5 billion

3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
Entrepreneur count: 577
Company count: 506
Capital raised: $10.6 billion

4. Northwestern University
Entrepreneur count: 409
Company count: 381
Capital raised: $4.7 billion

Entrepreneur count: 393
Company count: 348
Capital raised: $6.2 billion

6. MIT
Entrepreneur count: 379
Company count: 336
Capital raised: $6.2 billion

7. Columbia University
Entrepreneur count: 377
Company count: 352
Capital raised: $4.4 million

8. University of Chicago
Entrepreneur count: 363
Company count: 330
Capital raised: $4 billion

9. UC Berkeley
Entrepreneur count: 300
Company count: 272
Capital raised: $4 billion

10. UCLA
Entrepreneur count: 227
Company count: 212
Capital raised: $2.9 billion

11. New York University
Entrepreneur count: 218
Company count: 213
Capital raised: $3 billion

12. Tel Aviv University
Entrepreneur count: 187
Company count: 178
Capital raised: $2.4 billion

13. London Business School
Entrepreneur count: 182
Company count: 164
Capital raised: $1.3 billion

14. University of Texas
Entrepreneur count: 146
Company count: 132
Capital raised: $1.3 billion

15. University of Michigan
Entrepreneur count: 137
Company count: 125
Capital raised: $1.1 billion

16. Duke University
Entrepreneur count: 135
Company count: 131
Capital raised: $1 billion

17. Babson College
Entrepreneur count: 125
Company count: 109
Capital raised: $1.4 billion

18. Cornell University
Entrepreneur count: 105
Company count: 103
Capital raised: $1.1 billion

19. USC
Entrepreneur count: 99
Company count: 95
Capital raised: $1.1 billion

20. Dartmouth College
Entrepreneur count: 87
Company count: 81
Capital raised: $1 billion

21. Carnegie Mellon University
Entrepreneur count: 86
Company count: 77
Capital raised: $1.4 billion

22. University of Oxford
Entrepreneur count: 85
Company count: 66
Capital raised: $472 million
21. Carnegie Mellon University

23. Yale University
Entrepreneur count: 83
Company count: 77
Capital raised: $1 billion

24. University of Virginia
Entrepreneur count: 82
Company count: 77
Capital raised: $768 million

25. Pepperdine University
Entrepreneur count: 77
Company count: 73
Capital raised: $1.5 billion

20 Best Performing Business Schools: TOP 5 companies by CAPITAL RAISED

1 Harvard University
Companies: Zynga; Oscar; Grab; BabyTree; Jet

2 Stanford University
Companies: Social Finance; Fab; SunRun; Sungevity; Harry’s Razor Company

3 University of Pennsylvania
Companies: Dianping.com; Jet; Deliveroo; Adaptive Biotechnologies; Harry’s Razor Company

4 Northwestern University
Companies: Lazada South East Asia; Westwing Home & Living; Fastly; Kaminario; Cellular Dynamics

Companies: Apttus; BlaBlaCar; MongoDB; Gilt; Comércio Digital BF

Companies: Rocket Internet; Lazada South East Asia; Foodpanda; HELLOFRESH; Okta

7 Columbia University
Companies: ZocDoc; Betterment; Vroom; Castlight Health; Grofers India

8 University of Chicago
Companies: Sapphire Energy; Juno Therapeutics; Mu Sigma; MobileIron; Couchbase

9 UC Berkeley
Companies: RetailNext; QuantumScape; Revolution Foods; Renew Financial; Netskope

Companies: One Kings Lane; The Honest Company; Complete Genomics; Fulcrum BioEnergy; iPinYou

11 New York University
Companies: Lazada South East Asia; Violin Memory; Sprinklr; Illumio; Kaminario

12 Tel Aviv University
Companies: Houzz; IronSource; Stratoscale; Gigya; Karyopharm Therapeutics

13 London Business School
Companies: LendingClub; WorldRemit; Adaptimmune Therapeutics; ASLAN Pharmaceuticals; Next Education India

14 University of Texas
Companies: Spredfast; AirStrip Technologies; Datameer; Beauty Trend; WellAware Holdings

15 University of Michigan
Companies: Autekbio; Sympoz; Wimdu; Ayla Networks; Upstart Network

16 Duke University
Companies: EndoChoice; BAROnova; TigerText; RentMineOnline; Flat World

17 Babson College
Companies: Biocartis; Tenable Network Security; Urban Brand; Rethink Robotics; SI-BONE

18 Cornell University
Companies: Workday; Solaria; Apnex Medical; Justworks; Bharat Light and Power

19 USC
Companies: Editas Medicine; CrowdStrike; Lucky; Booker Software; The Rubicon Project

20 Dartmouth College
Companies: Renewable Energy Trust Capital; Rhythm Pharmaceuticals; Poshmark; Alector; Arsanis

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