PITCHBOOK’S BEST SCHOOLS FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS
The top three schools for undergraduate female founders are nearly identical as the overall ranking, with Harvard taking the No. 2 spot from UC-Berkeley.
Stanford’s 235 female founders created 225 companies raising $5.4 billion in capital. The top funded companies were Sunrun ($925 million), Divvy Homes ($399 million), Guild Education ($379 million), Shift Technologies ($303 million), and Mainspring ($231 million).
Second-ranked Harvard had 197 female founders with 192 companies and $6.4 billion in raised capital while UC-Berkeley had 184 female founders, 183 companies, and raised $3.5 billion.
The top foreign school was Tel Aviv University (tied for No. 20) with 60 female founders, 57 companies and $1.3 billion raised. Columbia University and Boston University were some of the fastest climbers, jumping four and five spots in the rankings respectively.
The chart below lists the five top companies for venture capital at PitchBook’s top programs for females. It is followed by the full PitchBook ranking for female founders.