Types of People received Funding this year



CB Insights
, a corporate information and research firm, released a report this week listing the types of founders who have received funding this year so far – in terms of their age, race, gender and education.

The firm tracked 165 internet companies receiving Seed or Series A funding from VCs from Jan to June 2010. CB Insights will expand the data set with more time series data in the coming quarters, but for now, this group of 165 companies and their 300+ founders is representative of founder demographics of VC backed companies.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

2 Responses to Types of People received Funding this year

  1. Tonya Harmon says:

    Not one of the ones getting the money :). Not that I would want it.

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