Crunchbase: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Graduates Startup Founders in Abundance

Category : Recognition & Awards
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Startup founders are made at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

So says Crunchbase, platform for finding business information, in its annual evaluation of which U.S. universities graduate the highest number of funded startup founders.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ranks No. 8 , and is one of only two public universities in the top 10. 

The dataset looks at companies that raised their last private funding rounds in 2020 and 2021 and pulled in $1 million or more, according to the article.

Says Crunchbase: “The broad takeaway from the above lists is that a large portion of the nation’s most prestigious private colleges and public research universities do a pretty good job attracting and graduating fundable founders.”

The chart is below. (SOURCE: Crunchbase)

Crunchbase Data Startup Founders