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2022 Most Fundable Companies

The Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Pepperdine Graziadio Most Fundable Companies! In our fifth year, more than 4,000 early-stage US startups from across all 50 states vied for a space on the list. All 16 winners are worthy of serious investor consideration based on several company variables including financial projections, market opportunity, intellectual property, competitive advantage, and management-team expertise. Company highlights are included in the event stream replay and in the list winner profiles below.




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EarthGrid, PBC

Industry: Telecommunications
Location: Richmond, CA
Founders: Troy Helming, Scott Lane
Website: earthgrid.io/
About: EarthGrid invented plasma tunnel-boring robots that work 100x faster and 10x cheaper than competitors to build an underground supergrid for 100% clean energy and other infrastructure.


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Genesis Systems, LLC Fan Favorite

Industry: Water Systems
Location: Tampa, FL
Founders: Shannon Stuckenberg, David Stuckenberg
Website: genesissystems.global/
About: Genesis Systems is a global leader in nano-liquid technologies. It is solving global water scarcity by solving energy and scale-up barriers to making mass water from air.


One Health Group, Inc. logo

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One Health Group, Inc.

Industry: Biotechnology
Location: Cazenovia, NY
Founders: Albert Di Rienzo, Mark Frazer, Jeremey Junnila, Paul Tupin, Michael Stanfield
Website: onehealthgroup.com/
About: A medical innovation company at the intersection of animal and human health, One Health Group's product gathers, analyzes, and displays actionable biomedical data--anywhere, anytime.




Covira Surgical, Inc. logo

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Covira Surgical, Inc.

Industry: Biotechnology
Location: Chicago, IL
Founders: Peter Farmakis, Dr. John Alverdy
Website: covirasurgical.com
About: Covira is a biotech company developing drugs that work by modulating the biological activity of the gut microbiome to prevent diseases.


Kneevoice, Inc. logo

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Kneevoice, Inc.

Industry: Healthcare Technology
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Founders: Gustavo De Greiff, Felipe Rigby, Dr. Carlos Leal
Website: kneevoice.com
About: Kneevoice created a revolutionary diagnostic system--a noninvasive device that captures and analyzes sounds and vibrations to provide a real-time cartilage damage assessment.


Live Music Streaming Technology, Inc. d/b/a Trubify logo

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Live Music Streaming Technology, Inc. d/b/a Trubify

Industry: Software Technology
Location: Coto de Caza, CA
Founders: Stephen Tyszka, Brian Lau, Krystal de Cent
Website: trubify.com
About: Trubify is an award-winning disruptive music streaming platform. Its innovations in monetization for artists and interactive experiences for fans create unique value proposition differentiation.


OmniVis, Inc. logo

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OmniVis, Inc.

Industry: Biotechnology
Location: San Francisco, CA
Founders: Katherine Clayton, Lotte Vandewalle, Steven Wereley, Tamara Kinzer-Ursem
Website: omnivistech.com
About: OmniVis is a biotechnology company that developed an integrated platform to transform the speed, accuracy, and economics of pathogen detection, anywhere in the world.




Circle Optics, Inc. logo

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Circle Optics, Inc.

Industry: Robotics
Location: Rochester, NY
Founders: Zakariya Niazi
Website: circleoptics.com
About: The creators of Hydra, the world's first truly seamless 360-degree camera, are currently building imaging systems for robotics, aerospace, and immersive media applications.


GravyStack, Inc. logo

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GravyStack, Inc. Fan Favorite

Industry: Software Technology
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Founders: Travis Adams, Scott Donnell
Website: gravystack.com
About: GravyStack is the first ever platform that combines engaging gamification with a real bank account where kids game, learn, and earn financial literacy.


Lively Root Technologies, Inc. logo

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Lively Root Technologies, Inc.

Industry: Consumer Products
Location: San Diego, CA
Founders: Jon Ewing, Steve Pyle, George Skegas, Jerry Halamuda
Website: livelyroot.com
About: Lively Root is a rapidly growing horticultural lifestyle brand designed to revolutionize the garden center industry and become America’s home garden center of the future.


Nanocan Therapeutics Corp. logo

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Nanocan Therapeutics Corp.

Industry: Nanotechnology
Location: Princeton, NJ
Founders: Eric Broyles
Website: nanocan.life
About: Nanocan's NEST is a revolutionary breakthrough in the delivery of immunotherapy. NEST overcomes toxicity challenges via gradual, sustained delivery, precisely to tumor sites, at nanoscale.


Veloce Energy, Inc. logo

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Veloce Energy, Inc.

Industry: Renewable Energy
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Founders: Jeff Wolfe, Mark Yates, Randy Palombi, Mike Schenck
Website: veloceenergy.com
About: Veloce's FastGrid hardware and software platform revolutionizes EV charging infrastructure by integrating energy storage and aboveground installation systems, reducing costs and time by 50%.




Bridge Therapeutics, Inc. logo

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Bridge Therapeutics, Inc.

Industry: Biotechnology
Location: Birmingham, AL
Founders: Dr. Greg Sullivan
Website: bridgetherapeutics.com
About: Bridge has therapies to free the treatment of pain from the risk of addiction, saving thousands of lives from drug overdose and disrupting multibillion-dollar markets.


NecoBrands, Inc. d/b/a necoTECH logo

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NecoBrands, Inc. d/b/a necoTECH Fan Favorite

Industry: Renewable Materials
Location: Delaware, OH
Founders: Steve Flaherty
Website: necotechusa.com
About: necoTECH has a collection of technologies that are economical, eco-friendly, provide superior performance, and increase safety for the construction and management of our nation's infrastructure.



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Industry: Consumer Products
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Founders: Jessica Pritchett
Website: oolibeauty.com
About: Made in the US, OOLI is clean, sustainable, plant-based, paraben-free, Leaping Bunny-certified haircare for afro-textured hair that is worn in locs.


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VIBE, LLC d/b/a Glo Pals

Industry: Consumer Products
Location: Starkville, MS
Founders: Hagan Walker, Anna Barker
Website: glopals.com
About: Glo Pals are a line of light-up sensory toys that aid in the development of fine motor skills and cognitive skills through sensory play.




We also learned about some great companies that did not quite make our top 16, who we'd like to highlight as semi-finalists.

  • AquaTeX Medical Corporation
  • Avisi Technologies, Inc.
  • BeeGraphy Corporation
  • BEMY Cosmetics, Inc.
  • Bevpax Corporation
  • Blind Tiger, LLC d/b/a Blind Tiger Spirit-Free Cocktails
  • Buderflys Technologies, Inc.
  • CHIP (Changing How Individuals Prosper), LLC
  • Chrysallis.AI, Inc.
  • Constructis Group, Inc.
  • Damn Right Cocktails, LLC
  • Databloom AI, Inc.
  • Earthwise Global, Inc.
  • Endeavor Composites, Inc.
  • Eugenie AI, Inc.
  • Freatz, Inc.
  • Fulfill Food & Beverages, LLC
  • Gaize, Inc.
  • Genius Innovation Group, LLC
  • Harmony Turbines Corporation
  • Hercules Electric Marine Corporation
  • HonestDeed, Inc.
  • iatrixAir, Inc.
  • InnoTech Precision Medicine, Inc.
  • Intotoware, Inc.
  • Investii, Inc.
  • IPMD, Inc.
  • Kognition, LLC
  • LiVeritas Biosciences, Inc.
  • LTHR, Inc.
  • Maplewell, Inc.
  • MARS, Inc. d/b/a EasyFlo
  • MassGenie, Inc. d/b/a PowerBuy
  • Medify, Inc.
  • ObjectiveEd, Inc.
  • Ovid BP Systems, Inc.
  • PennyFly Entertainment, LLC
  • Pharma Solutions USA, Inc.
  • Recruiting Analytics, LLC
  • SampleServe, Inc.
  • Sawtooth, LLC
  • SciMar ONE, Inc.
  • ShipCalm, LLC
  • SleepOvation Baby, LLC
  • SmartDrone Corporation
  • Sonogen Medical, Inc.
  • Surety Health, Inc.
  • SynkedUP, LLC
  • Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers, Inc.
  • TruFIT Customs, LLC
  • Tyga Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Sanichek
  • Vacmobile Corporation
  • Veloce Corporation d/b/a SmartTab
  • Vent Creativity Corporation




Our program relies on the support of many throughout the year. Thank you to the following organizations!


Title Sponsors

Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy Entrepreneurship logo

Contact: Ryan Groves, Head of Entrepreneurship


Legacy Sponsors

George and Reva Graziadio Foundation logo


Platinum Sponsors

CFO Plans logo

Contact: Vivek Gutheti, Chief Growth Officer

StartEngine logo

Contact: Inaki Pedroarena-Leal, Head Of Partnerships

TVA logo

Contact: James Casparie, CEO

Wealth Teams Alliance logo

Contact: Dr. Guy Baker, Founder & Managing Director

Gold Sponsors

JPMorgan Securities logo

Contact: Ronald Munman, Managing Director, The Munman Group


Silver Sponsors

Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law logo

Contact: David Feingold, Executive Director

Startup Mavericks logo

Contact: Garrett Gilbertson, Founding Partner

Resource Partners


Diversified Professional Coaching logo

Contact: Daralee Barbera, President

Flying Point Industries logo

Contact: Gaurav Arora, Partner

LAVA logo

Contact: Darren Eng, Executive Director

Mecoy Communications logo

Contact: Ryan Walker, Vice President

Netcapital logo

Contact: Eric Cox, Head of West Coast Initiatives

Scherzer International logo

Contact: Jennifer Jackson, Managing Director

SoCal IP Law Group logo

Contact: Jonathan Pearce, Partner

Stubbs Alderton and Markiles logo

Contact: Len Lanzi, Managing Director, Preccelerator Program

In-Kind Premium


Business Rockstars logo

Contact: Steve Lehman, Chairman

CoFounders Lab logo

Keiretsu Forum SoCal logo

Contact: Connie Harrell, President

Pismo Ventures logo

Contact: JJ Richa, CEO


AWS Amazon Web Services logo

Christian Angel Investors logo

Connective logo


Donna Griffit logo

Elevate My Brand logo

F6S logo

Global Talent Builders logo

HubSpot logo

Miller Law Partners logo

Neutrino Donut logo

Pitch Genius logo

Scroobious logo

Shoobx logo

Spark xyz logo

StartupStarter logo

Syndicate 708 logo

The Launch Box logo

V3nture Works logo

Wefunder logo

WeTransact.Live logo



Disclaimers: Pepperdine University, in its sole discretion, may choose not to publish a company for any reason it deems appropriate. The Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies List does not represent an offer to sell securities. It does not constitute investment advice, nor is it an endorsement of any particular product or service. Pepperdine University is not a broker-dealer and does not perform services provided by a broker-dealer, including but not limited to any financial or investment advising.