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Most Fundable Companies

We Believe In Great Companies. We Help Them Succeed.

Our goal is to bridge the gap to get startup companies funded. Are you an early-stage U.S. company seeking private capital? Does your business generate between $0 and $10 million in annual revenue? Are you willing to answer a few questions and invest some of your time to determine your company's fundability?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, take part in our survey today! Get objective feedback on how your business will be viewed by potential investors. We aim to help you think about how to structure your business and pitch your service or product so that you are seen as a worthy investment. The top startups will be selected for our annual Most Fundable Companies list.



Is Your Company Fundable?

Start with a Pre-Screen and Qualifier Survey. All companies receive the following benefits upon qualifier survey completion:

  • Private, risk-free analysis and feedback, customized for your company ($500 value)
  • Radar Graph from The Venture Alliance (TVA) - A unique graphical snapshot benchmarking your company to an ideal competitor in your industry at a similar stage of development
  • General guidance on your likelihood for funding
  • Opportunity to participate as semi-finalists in our Fundability Assessment phase

TVA Radar Graph

Benchmarking Across 12 Measured Dimensions

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Completing the Pre-Screen and Qualifier Survey are the first step in being recognized as a "Most Fundable Company."

After completing the Fundability Assessment, companies that are selected to be on the "Most Fundable Companies" list receive the following benefits:

  • Recognized nationally
  • Targeted credible exposure to potential strategic partners, investors, customers, and new hires
  • Brand awareness and marketing tools
  • Access to exclusive events, networking, and services

TVA Fundability Curve 



  • There is no cost to participate. Don't miss this rare opportunity to get our unparalleled level of analysis and feedback at no cost!
  • Complete the Pre-Screen and Qualifier Survey Receive a Radar Graph from The Venture Alliance (TVA) - a unique graphical snapshot benchmarking your company to an ideal competitor in your industry at a similar stage of development.
  • Semi-finalists will be invited to complete the more intensive Fundability Assessment survey.
  • Top performers collaborate in the final stage to complete your company story.
  • Top finalists are selected for the "Most Fundable Companies" list for national recognition.

Please note these key dates:

Top Company Introductions and Verification August 1–August 31, 2019 (Finals)
Gala Event and Announcement of Winners October 17, 2019
Pre-Screening Round January 1–March 31, 2019
Qualifier Survey March 1–May 30, 2019 (Quarter-Finals)
Fundability Assessment June 1–July 31, 2019 (Semi-Finals)
  • Final Stage: Introductions and verification may include an on-site or remote interview and a background check. A company may not be published based on the outcome.
  • 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 and The Venture Alliance (TVA) are not broker-dealers and do not perform services provided by a broker-dealer, including but not limited to any financial or investment advising.



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