Harvard | Mr. Hedge Fund
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
INSEAD | Mr. Future In FANG
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Investment Associate
GMAT 700, GPA 3.67
Darden | Mr. Tech To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Army Officer
GRE 325, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Italian In Tokyo
GMAT (710-740), GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Ms. Public School Teacher
GRE 325, GPA 3.93
Stanford GSB | Ms. Education Reform
GRE 331 (Practice), GPA 2.92
Kellogg | Mr. IDF Commander
GRE Waved, GPA 3.0
Yale | Mr. Army Pilot
GMAT 650, GPA 2.90
Berkeley Haas | Mx. CPG Marketer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.95
Yale | Mr. Healthcare Geek
GMAT 680, GPA 3.5
USC Marshall | Mr. Low GPA High GMAT
GMAT 740, GPA 2.44
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Against All Odds
GMAT 720, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Mr. MedTech Startup
GMAT 740, GPA 3.80
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Hopeful
GMAT -, GPA 2.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Consulting Hopeful
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Wharton | Mr. Senior Analyst
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Future VC
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Stanford GSB | Ms. Access To Opportunities
GRE 318, GPA 2.9
Tuck | Mr. Product Marketer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Wharton | Ms. Finance For Good
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Mr. International PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
London Business School | Mr. Midwest Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.69

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.