TAU climbs to seventh place in global entrepreneurship ranking
University ranked first place outside the USA in prestigious PitchBook rankingSupport Tel Aviv University
814 entrepreneurs with bachelor’s degrees from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have established 677 companies and raised a total of $26.5 billion, bringing TAU to the seventh-ranked place in the world and first-ranked place outside the USA in the 2022 PitchBook ranking.
Every year PitchBook, a business data research firm, publishes an annual ranking of the world’s top 100 universities based on the number of alumni entrepreneurs who have founded venture capital-backed companies. Several elite American universities are at the top of the list, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and MIT. TAU ranks higher than other leading universities, such as Yale, UCLA,, and Princeton.
PitchBook lists several large companies established by TAU alumni, including Generate, Fireblocks, Trax, Varo, and Celsius. Technion, Hebrew University, and Ben-Gurion University are also included in the PitchBook top-100 list.
“The credit for this enormous success goes to our alumni, first and foremost, but TAU also does its best to instill a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in its students,” Professor Ariel Porat, President of TAU, notes. “It is no coincidence that we have a superb Entrepreneurship Center on campus, expected to grow even further in the next few years, and to equip TAU students from the exact sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities with the tools and motivation that are so essential for entrepreneurial endeavors in all areas, both technological and social.”
“TAU continues to establish itself as Israel’s main entrepreneurial university and a world leader in producing entrepreneurs who found companies, raise venture capital, and boost Israel’s economy,” Professor Moshe Zviran, Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at TAU, says. “TAU’s climb to seventh place in the PitchBook rankings is one more indicator of the high quality of our alumni, as well as the contribution of the entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus that proactively promotes this approach among both students and faculty.”
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