Tel Aviv University ranked 8th among world’s top startup schools

Stanford University topped the list with 51 alumni responsible for founding startup firms worth more than $1 billion.

By JTA
February 7, 2017 07:10
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Tel Aviv University. (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA)

 
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A new study ranked Tel Aviv University among the top schools producing billion-dollar startups.

According to the cloud accounting software firm Sage, Tel Aviv ranks eighth in the world for training the founders of startup firms worth more than $1 billion.

Stanford University topped the list with 51 alumni responsible for founding startup firms worth more than $1 billion, followed by Harvard with 37. Tel Aviv University had seven, according to the study, ahead of Cornell and the University of Southern California, which had six apiece.


The companies founded by Tel Aviv alumni include ForeScout, a computer security firm whose co-founders attended the school, and ironSource, which builds tools for app developers.


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