Stanford GSB | Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65 Cumulative
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Polyglot
GMAT 740, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Navy Officer
GMAT 770, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Tuck | Mr. Consulting To Tech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Wharton | Mr. Sr. Systems Engineer
GRE 1280, GPA 3.3
Cambridge Judge Business School | Mr. Social Scientist
GRE 330, GPA 3.5
Darden | Mr. Federal Consultant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.26
INSEAD | Mr. Consulting Fin
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Enlisted Undergrad
GRE 315, GPA 3.75
INSEAD | Ms. Hope & Goodwill
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Milk Before Cereals
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3 (16/20 Portuguese scale)
Chicago Booth | Mr. Guy From Taiwan
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Leading Petty Officer
GRE (MCAT) 501, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Sales To Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 3.49
Columbia | Mr. NYC Native
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Tepper | Mr. Leadership Developement
GMAT 740, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Ms. Athlete Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Tuck | Mr. Over-Experienced
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 2.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6

Poets&Quants’ Top 100 MBA Startups

RankCompany nameFunding (Millions)Founder(s)SchoolDescriptionLaunch Year
52BaubleBar$5.6Amy Jain, Daniella YacobovskyHarvardEcommerce2011
53Hukkster$5.5Katie Finnegan, Erica BellDuke (Fuqua)Ecommerce2012
54Nutmeg$5.3Nick Hungerford, William ToddStanfordFinancial Services2011
55TroopSwap$5.3Matt Thompson, Blake HallHarvardEcommerce for the miliary2010
56FINsix$5.3Vanessa Green, Anthony Sagneri, George Hwang, Justin BurkhartMIT (Sloan) Electronics2010
57Rock Health$5.0Halle Tecco, Nate GrossHarvardHealth startup accelerator2010
57GetGoing$5.0Alek Vernitsky, Alek Strygin, Ilya GluhovskyHarvardTravel2011
57Pocket Gems$5.0Daniel Terry, Harlan CrystalStanfordMobile gaming2009
57Friend.ly$5.0Ed Baker, Joachim De Lombaert, Bryan GuillemetteStanfordSocial networking2009
57Naratte$5.0Brett Paulson, Byron AlsbergStanfordMobile payments2009
62Busuu.com$4.6Berhnhard Neisner, Adrian HiltiIEEducation2008
63Science Exchange$4.5Dan Knox, Ryan Abbott, Elizabeth IornsMIT (Sloan) Education2011
64CommonBond$4.2David Klein, Michael Taormina, Jessup SheanU Penn (Wharton)Financial Services2011
65GoEuro$4.0Naren ShaamHarvardTravel search platform2012
65Paddle8$4.0Aaditya Julka, Alexander GilkesHarvardOnline auction house2011
65Golfkick$4.0Salman Syed, Ammad FaisalYaleGolf performance technology2013
68Vaxess Technologies$3.8Michael Schraeder, Patrick Ho, Kathryn Kousda, Livio ValentiHarvardVaccine stabilization2011
69Cognitive Electronics$3.4Mac Dougherty, Gregg Fairbrothers, Andrew Felch, Richard GrangerDartmouth (Tuck)Big Data2008
70Chope$3.4Arrif ZiaudeenStanfordOnline resturant reservations2011
71RallyPoint Networks$3.1Yinon Weiss, Aaron KletzingHarvardSocial Networking2012
72Lark$3.1Julia HuMIT (Sloan) Electronics2010
73DITTO$3.0Kate Endress, Sergey Surkov, Dmitry KornilovStanfordEyewear2011
74Post.Bid.Ship$3.0  Jarret Hamstreet, Micky ThompsonArizona (Eller)Commercial Transportation2011
75FSA Store$2.8Jeremy MillerColumbiaEcommerce2010

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.