The Daily Pennsylvanian is a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

Credit: Joy Lee

Penn is highly rated in a ranking of the universities with the largest number of alumni involved in venture capitalism.

On Mar. 11, TechCrunch released an article exploring where venture capitalists attended college, listing Penn as the institution which had awarded the third most degrees to future investment partners.

According to TechCrunch's data, 225 venture capitalists received either a graduate or undergraduate degree from Penn. Harvard University and Stanford University claimed the top two spots having awarded 484 and 426 degrees to investment partners respectively. 

When only accounting for undergraduate degrees, Penn retained the third spot with 79 graduates. 

Venture capitalism is both a popular career choice for Penn students, and an important stepping stone for students who develop startup companies. Jobs in finance and consulting have proven to be the most popular jobs among graduates for the past few years.

Recently, Wharton MBA student Yuja Chang co-founded a startup that connects blind individuals to professionals who work to provide hand-free assistance, gaining nearly $15 million in venture capital funding since 2014. 

Other recent projects with sizable venture capitalist funding include a student-loan alternative startup developed by 2017 Wharton graduate Zach Pelka and 2016 Wharton graduate Connor Swofford, as well as Statum Health, co-founded by 2014 Nursing graduate Jessica Divanno to advance in-home treatment for patients.