University of Illinois Ranked 15th in Top 100 Global Universities Ranked by Startup Founders

Categories : Media Mentions, Recognition & Awards, Research Park
Posted on: September 15, 2023

The University of Illinois was ranked 15th in PitchBook’s annual university rankings list for alumni startup founders who have raised venture capital in the last decade.

This list profiles global universities who have “truly exceptional track record of attracting and producing future entrepreneurs.” The rankings are determined based on PitchBook data analyzing more than 150,000 venture capital-backed founders.

Additional ratings for the University of Illinois include:

    • #3 in capital raised among U.S. public institutions
    • #5 in graduate alumni founders among  U.S. public institutions
    • #5 in undergraduate alumni founders among U.S. public institutions
    • #7 in female alumni founders among U.S. public institutions

UIUC alumni-founded companies have raised $20.8B through companies including Generate, GRAIL, Farmers Business Network, Heyday, and Plus.

For more information and the complete list, visit the PitchBook website.