- 2019 has been filled with some notable initial public offerings, but rarely do we stop to consider which universities the executives of these companies hail from – or if they attended college at all.
- While entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, many of the high-profile, venture-backed companies that end up in the public markets have CEOs from a concentration of elite universities.
- Here are the 6 colleges that produced the most CEOs of companies that have gone public this year, according to data from Renaissance Capital.
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Certain universities or walks of life shaped the most executives of these newly public companies.
According to new data from Renaissance Capital, many executives from 2019’s IPO class come from a concentration of elite universities. The industries represented in the list include biotechnology, technology, social media, and retail, among others.
Here are the six schools that produced the most CEOs of companies that have gone public this year, ordered by the increasing number of IPOs led by alumni from each school:
5. Yale University
Number of IPOs in 2019: 2
Source: Renaissance Capital