Columbia Entrepreneurship Launches its Startup and Investor Directory, Powered by Crunchbase

Columbia Entrepreneurship is excited to announce the launch of its Startup and Investor Directory, powered by Crunchbase data. See the latest stats and news on Columbia founders, investors, and their startups at

Columbia University’s founders raised $5.8 billion in 2018

Universities play a crucial role in developing startup ecosystems, and Columbia University is certainly at the forefront. The latest numbers are in:

Columbia Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Design - Columbia's entrepreneurs' last year funding data

  • Columbia founders raised $5.8B, in 2018.
  • Venture funds run by Columbia alums raised $38.5B, in 2018.
  • In the last 10 years, Columbians have founded over 3,000 businesses.

Columbia Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Design - Columbia's entrepreneurs' last year funding data

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The Startup and Investor Directory serves as a centralized database and resource for Columbia University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, including its alumni. Additionally, it allows anyone to stay up-to-date on all of the activity coming out of Columbia.

The directory is powered by Crunchbase with publicly available data. If any information is outdated or inaccurate, please go to the Crunchbase profile and update it there. Any registered user can add or edit profiles. If you don’t have a user account yet, you can register here

Nat Kelner is CE’s Senior Associate Director, specializing in new projects. He drove the successful launch of the Columbia Startup Lab and oversees the functioning of the SoHo facility. He also plays a key role in the teaching team of Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad boot camp, Hacking 4 Defense, Launching New Ventures, and the Greenhouse Accelerator at Columbia Business School. Prior to Columbia, Nat co-founded the Vermont Venture Foundry and was a lead programmer at an angel-backed startup.

About Columbia Entrepreneurship

Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design (“Columbia Entrepreneurship”) was founded in 2013 to support, invigorate, accelerate, and motivate the Columbia community’s programs and culture around innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Our modus operandi is to encourage partnerships between schools and institutes, students and alumni, the NYC community, and government officials.

  • Originally published February 8, 2019, updated April 26, 2023