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Los Angeles Business Journal covers Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s second annual Most Fundable Companies (MFC) event. The Most Fundable Companies initiative, in partnership with The Venture Alliance, ranked the 15 Most Fundable Companies and highlighted six Highly Promising startups. More than 3,500 early-stage U.S. companies across 46 states participated in the 2019 Most Fundable Companies initiative, which is designed to bridge the gap between startups and the capital they need to succeed. Honorees of the 2019 competition come from a variety of industries such as medical devices, real estate, software services, and agriculture technology.

The LABJ quotes Dean Deryck van Rensburg during the celebration of the 2019 MFC winners. ”L.A. is the fastest growing tech ecosystem in the country. We’re seeing fintech, we’re seeing biotech here. We’re seeing encouraging signs that the shfit that is taking place is going to contribute to more long-term possibilities.”

This year’s top five Most Fundable Companies include:

#1 Enertiv (New York) is a real estate technology company that leverages the IoT and machine learning to bring a data-first approach to building performance in commercial properties.

#2 IronYun (Stamford, CT) provides the next generation of artificial intelligence video surveillance and video analytics software, ensuring the safety of individuals and businesses across multiple industries.

#3 Lumedica (Durham, NC) is developing an affordable, accurate, and accessible retinal imaging device to assist eye care professionals across the globe with early detection of eye disease.

#4 nQ Medical (Cambridge, MA) is a computational biomarker using AI and passive data from personal electronic devices to detect, monitor, and manage neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

#5 Purlin (Torrance, CA) is the first company that uses AI to make it easier for buyers to find the right home.

To learn more about Pepperdine Graziadio’s Most Fundable Companies competitions or to view the 2019 Most Fundable Companies and Highly Promising Companies list, visit here.