first_imgWhich Business Schools Produce The Most Unicorn Founders? regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC About the AuthorMatthew KormanMatthew Korman is the Managing Editor of MetroMBA. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked as a music industry writer and promoter, a data analyst, and with numerous academic institutions. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.View more posts by Matthew Korman Looking beyond the impact of just business school graduates, Stanford University and Harvard—again—produced the most overall Unicorn founders. When including all graduates, the third highest-producing school was the University of California, followed by the Indian Institute of Technology and MIT.Data via interesting data point among many others discovered by Sage was the years in which these startups were founded. By far the most prolific individual year was 2007—the year before the housing market crash. Twenty-nine eventual billion-dollar companies debuted that year, including DropBox and Hulu. 2015, the last year in which data for this research was compiled, had the lowest number of eventual Unicorns (two) since 1998, although market evaluation usually increases over the span of several years (often depending when the company’s IPO is introduced), according to research from HBS.However, while only two companies founded in 2015 have made Unicorn status thus far, more previously created startups managed to reach the billion-dollar valuation threshold that year than ever.Data via is still the world’s biggest startup, with current valuation around $62 billion. Chinese financial service ANT Financial comes in second place with a $60 billion value, followed by Facebook at $50 billion.Read the rest of the Unicorn research over at Sage. Billion-dollar startups, more affectionately and repeatedly crowned as Unicorns, have become a benchmark that business schools around the world use to boast overall success. But which business schools actually produce the most successful startup founders?Earlier this year, UK software research firm Sage compiled data on billion-dollar startups, which also included where company founders graduated from. The research, unsurprisingly, found two business schools standing taller than the rest of the competition: Harvard Business School (HBS) and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. HBS alumni produced 23 of these Unicorn startups, as reported by Fortune. These companies include Blue Apron, one of the world’s most popular food subscription services, and Cloudfare, a web-based performance and security platform. Stanford GSB was close behind with 19, which includes personal finance company SoFi.Ten business school’s managed to produce three or more alumni that created these Unicorns:Harvard Business School – 23Stanford Graduate School of Business – 19University of Pennsylvania Wharton School – 9INSEAD – 5WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management – 5University of Southern California: Marshall – 4University of California at Berkeley: Haas – 3Columbia Business School – 3HEC Paris – 3Indian Institute of Management: Calcutta – 3 Last Updated Mar 2, 2017 by Matthew KormanFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedTop MBA Programs for Producing Founders: 2017-2018 ReportRecently, PitchBook released its latest 2017-2018 Top 50 Universities Report. The ranking focused on those universities that produced the “ultimate building blocks of the venture industry: founders.” This ranking is vastly different from rankings of top schools for entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, and Entrepreneur Magazine, all of which focus on…September 15, 2017In “Featured Home”New Stanford Unicorn Study Shows Bubble Ready To BurstAnalysts from the Stanford Graduate School of Business recently looked into new research that examines the changing definition of Unicorns—venture-backed startups worth more than $1 billion. Stanford’s David S. Lobel Professor of Private Equity Ilya Strebulaev shows that many so-called Unicorns report on average 51 percent above what they are really worth. Some companies report…May 18, 2017In “Featured Region”Industry Spotlight: Venture Capitalism in BostonWhy Are There So Many Startups in Boston? Alongside the usual Silicon Valley and San Francisco suspects, Boston has long been a major hub for startups—and with good reason. According to a recent article in Inc. Magazine, “Having multiple universities in close proximity with each other”—namely the MIT Media Lab…March 15, 2016In “Featured Home”last_img

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