Kellogg | Mr. Chief Product Officer
GMAT 740, GPA 77.53% (First Class with Distinction, Dean's List Candidate)
Harvard | Mr. Political Consultant
GRE 337, GPA 3.85
MIT Sloan | Mr. Refinery Engineer
GMAT 700- will retake, GPA 3.87
Said Business School | Mr. Across The Pond
GMAT 680, GPA 2.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Singing Banking Lawyer
GMAT 720, GPA 110-point scale. Got 110/110 with honors
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corp Finance
GMAT 740, GPA 3.75
Kellogg | Mr. Marketing Maven
GRE 325, GPA 7.6/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Vroom Vroom
GMAT 760, GPA 2.88
MIT Sloan | Mr. Low GPA Over Achiever
GMAT 700, GPA 2.5
N U Singapore | Ms. Biomanager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.8
Yale | Mr. Army Infantry Officer
GMAT 730, GPA 2.83
Berkeley Haas | Ms. 10 Years Experience
GMAT To be taken, GPA 3.1
Yale | Ms. Social Impact AKS
GRE 315, GPA 7.56
Wharton | Mr. Army & Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 360 Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Improve Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Wake Up & Grind
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Darden | Mr. Fintech Nerd
GMAT 740, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Minority Champ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Darden | Mr. Senior Energy Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Mr. Merchant Of Debt
GMAT 760, GPA 3.5 / 4.0 in Master 1 / 4.0 in Master 2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Indian Telecom ENG
GRE 340, GPA 3.56
Stanford GSB | Ms. East Africa Specialist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.34
Harvard | Mr. Nonprofit Social Entrepreneur
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Ms. Start-Up Entrepreneur
GRE 318 current; 324 intended, GPA 3.4
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Health Care Executive
GMAT 690, GPA 3.3

Poets&Quants’ Top 100 MBA Startups

RankCompany nameFunding (Millions)Founder(s)SchoolDescriptionLaunch Year
1WildFire$450.0Victoria Ransom, Alain ChuardHarvard, StanfordSocial media marketing2008
2Viki$200.0Changseong Ho, Razmig Hovaghimian, Jiwon MoonStanfordVideo streaming2008
3Skybox$91.0 John Fenwick, Dan Berkenstock, Ching-Yu Hu, Julian ManStanfordSatellite imaging2009
4Karma Science$80.0Lee Linden, Ben LewisStanfordMobile2011
5Okta$79.3Frederic Kerrest, Todd McKinnonMIT (Sloan) Identity and access management2009
6SoFi$77.2James Finnigan, Mike Cagney, Daniel Macklin, Andy CarraStanfordStudent loan refinancing2011
7Locu$70.0Rene Reinsberg, Marc Piette, Marek Olszewski, Stelios Sidiroglou-DouskosMIT (Sloan) Online advertising2011
8Counsyl$60.2Ramji Srinivasan, Eric Evans, Balaji SrinivansanStanfordPre-pregnancy genetic testing2008
9Warby Parker$55.0Neil Blumenthal, David Gilboa, Jeffrey Raider, Andrew HuntU Penn (Wharton)Eyewear2010
10Rent the Runway$54.4Jennifer Hyman, Jennifer FleissHarvardEcommerce2009
11RentJuice$40.0David Vivero, Kunal ShahHarvardRental marketing tools2008
12Jumei Cosmetics$30.0Leo ChenStanfordEcommerce2010
13RelateIQ$29.0Steve Loughlin, Adam EvansStanfordRelationship intelligence2011
14Doximity$27.8Nate Gross, Jeff TangneyHarvardOnline physician network2011
15CustomMade$25.7Michael Salguero, Seth RosenBabson (Olin)Online marketplace2009
16thredUP$23.1James Reinhart, Chris Homer, Oliver LubinHarvardEcommerce2009
17Baby.com.br$22.6Davis Smith, Kimball ThomasHarvard, U Penn (Wharton)Ecommerce2011
18ThinkNear$22.5Eli Portnoy,  John HinneganHarvardMobile marketing2011
18Identified$22.5Bendan Wallace, Adeyemi AjaoStanfordBig data, analytics2010
20CloudFlare$22.1Mathew Prince, Michelle Zatlyn, Lee HollowayHarvardWebsite performance and security2009
21OsComp Systems$22.0Pedro Santos, Shantanu Agarwal, Emmanuel MaganiMIT (Sloan), HarvardNatural gas2010
22SumUp$20.0Stefan Jeschonnek, Daniel Klein, Jan Deepen, Petter Made, Marc-Alexander ChristStanfordMobile card payments2011
2342Floors$17.7Jason Freedman, Justin Bedecarre, James Bracey, Jon Bracy, Ben Ehmke, Aaron O’Connel, Alison Di Spaltro, Darren NixDarthmouth (Tuck)Commercial real estate2011
24Hadapt$17.0Justin Borgman, Daniel Abadi, Kamil Bajda-PawlikowskiYaleData analysis software2010
25InsightSquared$13.5Fred Shilmover, Samuel Clemens, Bryan StevensonHarvardSMB sales analytics2010

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.