Venture capitalists spend their time finding, investing in and supporting high-growth and often high-risk companies. As the Harvard Business Review put it, "venture capitalists get paid well to lose money."
But how does one become one of these powerful investors?
According to a recent report from Crunchbase, the secret may lie in where you go to school. Crunchbase analyzed data from over 4,500 investors and found that 12 schools produced over 42 percent of all venture capitalists.