Startups succeed because of their founders, but what makes a successful founder? We wanted to find out what backgrounds founders were bringing to their companies, so we undertook research to determine the educational backgrounds of founders of over 300 technology companies.
Specifically we were looking to understand: What undergraduate degrees are entrepreneurs graduating from? Who goes to graduate school? Who gets an MBA? Where are the founders educated? Which professors are startup founders? Who starts companies together? What are the gender and the age of tech founders?
We have also added an interactive feature that uses Tableau to allow you to explore this data. You can click through the questions on the top banner to further analyze the underlying data.
You can get a full copy of the report here.