Pepperdine, Venture Alliance Take Startup Funding | LABJ
Pepperdine University is partnering with Venture Alliance to offer an analytic investment roadmap to prepare entrepreneurs for their startups
February 12, 2018 | 1 min read
Los Angeles Business Journal covers the launch of the Most Fundable Companies initiative, launched by the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in partnership with The Venture Alliance. Howard Fine writes in LABJ about the purpose of the initiative – to provide start-ups with a free, customized roadmap that will help them understand how to better attract investors.
Fine quotes Pepperdine Graziadio Dean Deryck J. van Rensburg from a statement: "We're aiming to bridge the widening gap between early-stage 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." Dean van Rensburg also states the importance of data-driven analysis – a key feature of the Most Fundable Companies program – for any young company's success.