Berkeley EECS Entrepreneurial Activities


Summary of Entrepreneurial Activities
  • Berkeley EECS faculty and alumni have founded over 118 startups

  • These have resulted in 11 successful IPOs

  • The resulting companies now have over 195.35B in Market Capitalization

According to PitchBook's Venture Capital Monthly, UC Berkeley is the #2 university (Stanford came in at #1) for VC-backed undergraduate entrepreneurs and companies in their August/September 2014 edition. PitchBook is the leading research firm for private equity and venture capital offering the most comprehensive industry information in the U.S. The following information is based on global VC-backed companies that received funding from January 1, 2009 through August 21, 2014.

Top 10 Universities - Undergraduate

University

Entrepreneur Count

Company Count

Capital Raised ($M)

1.  Stanford

378

309

$3,519

2.  UC Berkeley

336

284

$2,412

3.  MIT

300

250

$2,417

4.  Indian Institute of Technology

264

205

$3,150

5.  Harvard

253

229

$3,235

6.  University of Pennsylvania

244

221

$2,194

7.  Cornell

212

190

$1,971

8.  University of Michigan

176

158

$1,159

9.  Tel Aviv University

169

141

$1,253

10. University of Texas

150

137

$1,298

EECS Start-ups

Cadence logo Start-ups Founded by EECS Faculty

Marvell logo Start-ups Founded by EECS Alumni

Crossbow  logo Start-ups Advised or Directed by EECS Faculty

Coverity logo Start-ups with EECS Faculty Angel Funding

Google logo Other Entrepreneurial EECS Alumni

CSGE logo   UC Berkeley Computer Science Graduate Entrepreneurs