UW-Madison ranks high for entrepreneurs

By Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked 14th among all universities in the world in a count of how many venture capital-backed entrepreneurs it has spawned, according to a report by Pitchbook Data, a Seattle-based deal tracker.

UW-Madison’s undergraduate school has produced 397 entrepreneurs and 350 companies that raised $2.6 billion of capital from private equity and venture investors and mergers and acquisitions, according to the Pitchbook Universities Report: 2016-17 edition.

Pitchbook compiled the numbers for the period from 2006 through Aug. 15, 2016, a spokesman said. Read more …