FundersClub has released metrics from its portfolio of immigrant entrepreneurs to see just how important they are to the U.S. economy. The results for the 39 FundersClub first-generation immigrants originally born in foreign countries:
• They started companies that have created an aggregate of 6,208 U.S. jobs.
• Each founder creates an average of 159 U.S. jobs.
And the results for 82 FundersClub first-generation immigrants and second-generation immigrants (those born in America whose parents were born in a foreign country):
• They started companies that have created 7,632 U.S. jobs combined.
• Each founder creates an average of 127 U.S. jobs.