Are graduates from MIT and UPenn just as likely to get VC funding as Stanford alums? Apparently not, according to a study of six top universities. The study found that Stanford grads receive three to four times more venture capital and angel funding than their counterparts from MIT and UPenn. CB Insights’ University Entrepreneur Report compares the funding from 2007-2011 for companies founded or led by alumni from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania and MIT.
The study further breaks down funding by state and sector. California leads as a location for companies getting funded, while tech software is the sector most likely to get funded. Stanford and its Silicon Valley aren’t an island, however, and face competition from Harvard and NYU, which have seen the most growth since the study began.