Harvard's alumni get the most startup funding, but Stanford's get the most deals

September 4, 2018

It seems like it's always a two-horse race between two of the nation's top universities for bragging rights about producing the most successful startup founders.

In the latest reports from Crunchbase, startups founded by Harvard University alumni attracted the most money in the past year — $13.2 billion. Startups founded by Stanford University alumni were No. 2, pulling in about $10.4 billion.

But Stanford alumni's startups by far did the most $1 million-plus funding deals since August 1 of 2017 with 303. Harvard was third in that ranking, with 186 $1 million-plus deals, behind MIT at No. 2 with 198 deals.

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