Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Reveals 2nd Annual List of Most Fundable Companies®
Early-stage U.S. companies selected based on their readiness for private investment
October 18, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Real estate technology company Enertiv came out on top of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s second annual Most Fundable Companies List, which was announced at a showcase event yesterday in Los Angeles. The Graziadio School ranked the 15 Most Fundable Companies and highlighted six Highly Promising startups, all of which have less than $10 million in annual revenue, strong business plans, and impressive near-term growth projections.
More than 3,500 early-stage U.S. companies spanning 46 states participated in the Most Fundable Companies initiative, which is designed to bridge the gap between startups and the capital they need to succeed. Honorees on the second annual list are located across the country and come from a variety of industries, including medical devices, software services, and agriculture technology.
“One of the most challenging aspects of transforming an idea into a viable company is securing adequate funding,” said Craig Everett, assistant professor of finance and director of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project. “The Most Fundable Companies initiative is designed to help exceptional entrepreneurs secure the visibility they need with the investment community as well as help angel and venture capital investors identify startups that are worthy of investment. We’re proud that companies named to the list last year so far have raised close to $17 million in aggregate.”
The Most Fundable Companies assessment evaluates several company variables including financial projections, market opportunity, intellectual property, and the strength of the management team, all of which are used to produce a fundability score for every company that participates. The 15 Most Fundable Companies and six Highly Promising Companies were evaluated and selected in partnership with The Venture Alliance (TVA).