Launchpad, MuckerLab Among Top Accelerators, Says Report

A report released this week at SXSW says that Launchpad LA and MuckerLab are among the top accelerators in the United States, based on the valuation of their portfolio companies, exits, number of companies still in operation, and other factors. According to the ranking--made by Professor Yael Hochberg of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Professor Susan Cohen of the University of Richmond--ranked Launchpad LA as number four in the nation, and MuckerLab as number five in the nation, behind Y Combinator (1), TechStars (2), and AngelPad (3). No other local accelerators showed up on the list. TechStars, however, is the accelerator operator behind the new Disney startup accelerator, the corporate accelerator launched by Walt Disney Company a few weeks ago.