List of companies founded by Stanford University alumni

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This is a list of companies founded by Stanford University alumni, including attendees who enrolled in degree-programs at Stanford but did not eventually graduate.wikipedia
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This is a list of companies founded by Stanford University alumni, including attendees who enrolled in degree-programs at Stanford but did not eventually graduate.
Stanford alumni have founded a large number of companies, which combined produce more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue and have created 5.4 million jobs as of 2011, roughly equivalent to the 10th largest economy in the world . Stanford is the alma mater of 30 living billionaires and 17 astronauts, and is also one of the leading producers of members of the United States Congress.

List of Stanford University people

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* List of companies founded by Stanford University alumni

Company

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This list is not exhaustive, as it only includes notable companies of which the founding and development history is well recorded by reliable sources.

Subsidiary

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In particular, subsidiaries are listed with their owners in parentheses.

Technology transfer

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It is often held up as a model for technology transfer.

Venture capital

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The university is described as having a strong venture culture in which students are encouraged, and often funded, to launch their own companies.

PitchBook Data

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According to PitchBook, from 2006 to 2017, Stanford produced 1,127 company founders as alumni or current students, more than any other university in the world; and these founders created 957 companies, second only to UC Berkeley in the world.

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According to PitchBook, from 2006 to 2017, Stanford produced 1,127 company founders as alumni or current students, more than any other university in the world; and these founders created 957 companies, second only to UC Berkeley in the world.

Corporate spin-off

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However, founders of a company which later dissolved into several successor companies are not counted as founders of those successor companies; this same rule applies to spin-off companies.

Bankruptcy

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Finally, a defunct company is a company that had stopped functioning completely (e.g., bankrupt) without dissolving, merging or being acquired.

Mergers and acquisitions

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Finally, a defunct company is a company that had stopped functioning completely (e.g., bankrupt) without dissolving, merging or being acquired. In this list, founders of a company which merged with other companies to form a new company are counted as founders of the new company.

Fortune Global 500

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This list shows companies in Fortune Global 500 founded or co-founded by Stanford alumni.

United States

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This list shows companies in Fortune 1000 (only for companies within the U.S.) founded or co-founded by Stanford alumni.

Cisco Systems

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TSMC

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Semiconductor

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