University of Illinois Ranked by PitchBook for Venture Backed Entrepreneurs

Category : Recognition & Awards
Posted on: September 1, 2017

PitchBook is a company that shares years of data and research about private capital markets.  The company looks at the research of over 200 professionals to deliver an analysis of current trends.  Some of the areas this study looks at are the top universities producing venture backed entrepreneurs, top companies by capital raised, and top undergraduate universities for female founders.

The University of Illinois was ranked #10 for VC-backed entrepreneurs.  For top undergraduate universities for female founders, University of Illinois came in at #18.  The University of Illinois ranked #13 for top undergraduate universities for serial entrepreneurs, and finally, Illinois ranked at #12 for exits of companies that have collected a first VC round.

The University of Illinois Research Park recruits much of its talent from the University of Illinois.  It is exciting to see such high ranks for the future of the Research Park.  The University of Illinois Research Park looks forward to the current and rising talent to come.  

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