Poets&Quants’ Top 100 MBA Startups Of 2023

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P&Q’s 2023 100 Top Funded MBA Startups (1-25)

Here are the top 25 MBA startups according to total funding raised. To qualify for this year’s list, a startup had to be founded between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2021, and must have at least one MBA founder during that same timeframe.
2023 Rank Startup $$ Raised (millions) Founder(s) School Industry Year Founded Location
1 Gorillas $1,335.20 Sukru Dagdelen INSEAD Grocery Delivery 2020 Berlin
2 Capchase $949.60 Luis Basagoiti Marqués INSEAD FinTech 2020 New York City
3 Xepelin $567.00 Sebastien Kreis UC Berkeley Haas FinTech 2019 Mexico City
4 Steady Technologies, Inc. $509.50 Viken Sarkissian Columbia Business School FinTech, InsurTech, Rental Property 2018 New York City
5 Merama $445.00 Sujay Tyle Harvard Business School Consumer Goods, E-Commerce 2020 Mexico City
6 Kyte $299.00 Ludwig Schoenack UC Berkeley Haas Automotive/Car sharing 2019 San Francisco
7 Ajaib $245.22 Yada Piyajomkwan, Anderson Sumarli Stanford GSB FinTech 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia
8 Pathway Homes $225.00 Kyle Ruane UCLA Anderson Real Estate 2021 Dallas, Texas
9 Brightline $212.00 Giovanni Colella, Naomi Allen Columbia Business School Child Care, Family, Health Care, Home Health Care 2019
Palo Alto, California
10 Arc Technologies $203.50 Raven Jiang, Nick Lombardo, Don Muir Stanford GSB FinTech, Saas 2021 San Francisco
11 Leyden Labs $187.11 Koenraad Wiedhaup Columbia Business School Biotech, Therapeutics 2020 Amsterdam
12 Forum Brands $178.63 Brenton Howland, Alex Kopco, Ruben Amar Stanford GSB E-Commerce 2020 New York City
13 MBX Biosciences $174.90 Tim Knickerbocker UCLA Anderson Biotech 2019 Carmel, Indiana
14 Stride Funding $150.70 Tess Michaels Harvard Business School FinTech 2018 Boston
15 Voice $150.00 Salah Zalatimo Columbia Business School Internet of Things 2020 New York City
16 Properly $149.65 Anshul Ruparell Columbia Business School Internet, Real Estate 2018
Toronto, Canada
17 Open Co (Brazil) $140.00 Rafael Pereira Columbia Business School Consumer Lending, Financial Services, FinTech 2021
São Paulo, Brazil
18 OpenStore $137.00 Michael Rubenstein Columbia Business School Business Development, E-Commerce, Internet 2021 Miami
19 Project Canary $131.66 William Foiles Stanford GSB Energy, Envrionmental Engineering 2019
Denver, Colorado
20 Wrapbook $130.60 Ali Javid NYU Stern FinTech 2018 New York City
21 Una Brands $115.00 Adrian Johnston INSEAD Analytics 2021 Singapore
22 Renalytix AI $106.70 James McCullough Columbia Business School Artificial Intelligence, Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Medical Device 2018 Penarth, UK
23 Hallow $105.00 Alex Jones Stanford GSB Application software 2018 Chicago
24 Revelle Aesthetics $105.00 Earl Bright Columbia Business School Health Care, Medical Device 2018
Mountain View, California
25 Vannevar Labs $91.10 Brett Granberg, Nini Moorhead Stanford GSB AI, Defense 2019
Palo Alto, California

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