In 2021, the US saw a record 5.4 million new business apps, and as the visualization below shows, the majority of employees launching their own start-ups seem to come from just a handful of companies.
To find out which US companies produce the most start-up founders, OnDeck listed the 100 largest companies in each state, then analyzed the LinkedIn profiles of employees from each to see if they had founded or co-founded their own business. .
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Bain & Company produces more startup founders than any other company studied. Thirteen percent of former employees at the international management consulting firm have left to launch their own businesses.
More former Twitter staffers become founders after leaving (6.17 percent) than at any other tech company.
Six of the ten companies that produce the highest percentage of company founders are consulting firms.