Selected Success Stories

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Startup companies embody the entrepreneurial spirit and culture at UC Berkeley

Over 175 startup companies have been founded to commercialize IP rights under license from U.C. Berkeley.  Between 2007 and 2012 these companies raised over $1.3B and 65 raised an average of $13.8 M in private funding.  45% are in the life science sector, 26% are in information technology, 15% are in electronics and hardware, 12% are in cleantech and energy.  Startup companies transform the University's basic research into innovative products and entirely new industries.  As of 2012, startups licensed from Berkeley received ~$67M in SBIR and STTR funding, combined. The formation of these companies improves our quality of life and economic vitality by creating valuable products and new jobs, as well as paying corporate taxes and purchasing supplies from local industries.  This tradition of entrepreneurial excellence at Berkeley has spearheaded the Bay Area's dominance in the information technology and biotechnology industries.

Partial list of STARTUP COMPANIES founded to commercialize Berkeley IP under license

66 Selected startups with IP rights from Berkeley employ 1,543 Californians and generate $195M in annual revenue

29 UC Berkeley Startups that have gone on to have mergers and acquisitions

PARTIAL LIST OF VENTURE CAPITAL AND OTHER PRIVATE CAPITAL PROVIDERS 

Entrepreneur Start-up Guide

Berkeley Ranked #2 Among Top Universities Producing VC-Backed Entrepreneurs (2015) (2014) and (2013)  &  VC and Angel Funding by University  &

UC Berkeley and UCSF Companies ranked by Funding  & Top VC-Backed Universities

UC BERKELEY Entrepreneurship & Economic Impact Report 

for information about Osage University Partners and U.C. Berkeley's OTL  and Successful Startup Founders

New ideas and technology spreading from campus faster than ever

Science Magazine calls Berkeley discoveries top breakthroughs of 2013   

Professors' innovations benefit society, economy

Five Universities You Can Do Business With

UC Berkeley is One of Five Universities that have Founded 2/3 of the Biotechnology Companies in California

Where do successful startup founders go to school?

Selected Success Stories

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