These are the 6 universities that produced the most CEOs out of companies going public this year

Lyft IPO Nasdaq bellLyft President John Zimmer and CEO Logan Green applaud as Lyft lists on the Nasdaq at an IPO event in Los Angeles March 29, 2019.REUTERS/Mike Blake

  • 2019 has been filled with some notable initial public offerings, but rarely do we stop to consider which universities the executives of these companies hail from - or if they attended college at all.
  • While entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, many of the high-profile, venture-backed companies that end up in the public markets have CEOs from a concentration of elite universities.
  • Here are the 6 colleges that produced the most CEOs of companies that have gone public this year, according to data from Renaissance Capital.
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The stampede of initial public offerings this year has seen popular companies like Lyft and Pinterest join the stock market.

Certain universities or walks of life shaped the most executives of these newly public companies.

According to new data from Renaissance Capital, many executives from 2019's IPO class come from a concentration of elite universities. The industries represented in the list include biotechnology, technology, social media, and retail, among others.

Here are the six schools that produced the most CEOs of companies that have gone public this year, ordered by the increasing number of IPOs led by alumni from each school:

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6. Lafayette College

6. Lafayette College

Number of IPOs in 2019: 2

Companies: Levi Strauss, ShockWave Medical

Source: Renaissance Capital

5. Yale University

5. Yale University

Number of IPOs in 2019: 2

Companies: Pinterest, Change Healthcare

Source: Renaissance Capital

4. Harvard University

4. Harvard University

Number of IPOs in 2019: 2

Companies: 10x Genomics, Anchiano Therapeutics

Source: Renaissance Capital

3. University of California, Santa Barbara

3. University of California, Santa Barbara

Number of IPOs in 2019: 3

Companies: Lyft, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Ping Identity Holding

Source: Renaissance Capital

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Number of IPOs in 2019: 3

Companies: Morphic Holding, Personalis, Prevail Therapeutics

Source: Renaissance Capital

1. Princeton University

1. Princeton University

Number of IPOs in 2019: 4

Companies: Vir Biotechnology, Palomar Holdings, Dynatrace Holdings, Aprea Therapeutics

Source: Renaissance Capital

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