Pepperdine Graziadio and TVA Launch First Annual Most Fundable Companies List

New Initiative Aims to Bridge the Gap to Get Startup Companies Funded

LOS ANGELES--()--The Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, in partnership with The Venture Alliance (TVA), is launching The Most Fundable Companies List, a transformative experience for early-stage entrepreneurs to assess and improve their readiness for private investment. Entrepreneurs who participate will be provided a free, customized, data-driven roadmap to make their company investable. The Most Fundable Companies List will also assist investors in identifying fundable startups.

Startups in existence fewer than five years and with less than $10 million in revenue are invited to take a free, proprietary qualifier survey. After completing the survey, entrepreneurs will receive a customized report on their company and guidance about what they can do to attract investors. The report includes a Radar Graph from TVA which is a unique graphical snapshot benchmarking startups to an ideal competitor in their industry at a similar stage of development across 12 key dimensions.

“The vast majority of startups would benefit from data-driven company analysis that details how they stack up and what can be done to improve their chances of attracting investors,“ said Deryck J. van Rensburg, dean of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. “We’re aiming to bridge the widening gap between early-stage U.S. companies and the capital they need to succeed by helping entrepreneurs think about how to structure their business so they are valued as worthy of investment.”

Finalists will be invited to complete a more intensive fundability assessment survey. From this group, the top startup finalists deemed the most investment-worthy will be selected this fall and included in the first annual list of The Most Fundable Companies. The list provides entrepreneurs with incredible exposure to potential strategic partners, investors, customers and new hires. Our top Most Fundable Companies will get access to exclusive events, networking and services along with company brand awareness and marketing tools to help promote their company.

The schedule for the Most Fundable Companies initiative is as follows:

  • January 1 – May 15: Startups that have been in existence for less than five years and have less than $10 million in revenue are invited to take the qualifier survey and receive a free, private proprietary analysis of their company.
  • May 15 – May 30: Respondents will be screened and the finalists will be invited to complete a more intensive fundability assessment survey.
  • June 1 – June 15: Finalists submit their fundability assessment.
  • August: Top company introductions and verification will take place.
  • Fall: The Most Fundable Companies List will be published and companies will be nationally recognized. There will also be an event recognizing the top finalists at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

About the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business

A leader in cultivating entrepreneurship and digital innovation, the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business focuses on the real-world application of MBA-level business concepts. Pepperdine Graziadio provides student-focused, globally oriented education through part-time, full-time, and executive MBA programs at our five Southern California locations including Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley campuses, as well as through online and hybrid formats. In addition, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School offers a variety of master of science programs, a bachelor of science in management degree-completion program, and the Presidents and Key Executives MBA, as well as executive education certificate programs. Follow the Graziadio School on Facebook, Twitter at @GraziadioSchool, and LinkedIn.

Contacts

Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business
Lisa Perry, 310.568.2314
lisa.perry@pepperdine.edu

Release Summary

The Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, in partnership with The Venture Alliance (TVA), is launching The Most Fundable Companies List

Contacts

Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business
Lisa Perry, 310.568.2314
lisa.perry@pepperdine.edu