Target Schools/Employers for European VC

Hi guys,

Been working in European VC for a while and am a fan of data and lists so figured I'd share some takeaways from the backgrounds of people working in European VC.

All the data is based upon LinkedIn but what I've done is to compile all the academic & employer backgrounds of the investors at European Top Funds (quite inclusive here, have included top 100ish funds incl. early and late-stage as well as American Investors investing in Europe, n=1000 ish, have also bumped American unis by 1.5x due to the dataset being heavily skewed towards EU-based investors)

Hope this is useful for anyone looking to break into VC!

Super-Target Schools for Bachelor (Min of 20 people)
Oxford
Cambridge
WHU
Upenn incl. Wharton
LSE
Stanford
Princeton
Yale
St Gallen

Target-schools for Bachelor (Min of 10 people)
TU Munich incl. CDTM
HEC
Warwick
UCL
ESCP
Sciences Po
Imperial
SSE
Bocconi
UMichigan
Georgetown
Berkeley
Dartmouth
Northwestern
NYU
MIT
Chicago
McGill

Semi-Target-schools for Bachelor (Min of 5 people)
WU Vienna
Manchester
Bristol
Mannheim
Lund
King's
Ecole Polytechnique
EDHEC
Dauphine
ESSEC
Tel Aviv
TCD
Southampton
Nottingham
MIPT - Moscow
LMU
ESB
Durham
RSM
Pantheon
KTH
KIT
Frankfurt
Edinburgh
Cass
Amherst
UVA
Williams
Rice
Brown
UT Austin
UCSD
UCLA
Northeastern
Middlebury
Ivey
Duke
Cornell
Columbia
Boston College

Super-Target Schools for Masters (Min of 20 people)
HBS
LSE
LBS
HEC
INSEAD
TUM
Stanford

Target Schools for Masters (Min of 10 people)
Upenn incl. Wharton
Imperial
Cambridge
ESCP
ESADE
Columbia
St Gallen
Oxford

Super-Target employers (Min of 20 people)
Previous Founder 
GS
McKinsey
JPM
MS
BCG
Bain
BAML

Target employers (Min of 5 people)
Rocket Internet
Citi
DB
CS
Barclays
Lazard
UBS
LEK
Google
Blackstone
Uber
Rothschild
Facebook
Amazon
Summit Partners
Roland Berger
PwC
KPMG
3i

Top 5 Ecosystems by number of people
London
Berlin
SF
Paris
Munich

Gender Split
Male 76:24 Female

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