HOUSTON – (June 5, 2017) – Seed accelerators AngelPad and Y Combinator have landed the coveted top spots in the inaugural 2017 rankings from the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, a benchmarking program run by entrepreneurship and management experts from Rice University, MIT and the University of Richmond.

The rankings reflect a variety of metrics, including the valuations of participating startups, amount of funding raised by participating startups, startups' exits and ratings provided by program graduates.

The Seed Accelerator Rankings Project is headed by three former entrepreneurs-turned-academics who are leading research experts on accelerators: Yael Hochberg, an entrepreneurship professor at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business and researcher with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Innovation Initiative Lab for Innovation Science; Susan Cohen, an assistant professor of management at Richmond's Robins School of Business; and Dan Fehder, a postdoctoral scholar at Rice and an MIT researcher.

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