LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School announced its list of the 16 Most Fundable Companies® during its unveiling event at the Villa Graziadio Executive Center. Presented by the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship, the event’s startup recognitions included EarthGrid, PBC., Genesis Systems, LLC. and One Health Group, Inc., all of which received platinum certification, the highest recognition attainable.
More than 4,000 early-stage US companies across all 50 states participated in the Most Fundable Companies initiative, a free resource that helps startups raise capital to accelerate meaningful innovation across industries and communities. Companies on the fifth annual list are located across the United States and come from a variety of industries, including health technology, energy, horticulture and consumer products.
“The Most Fundable Companies represent highly credible business concepts and visionary leaders who are determined to succeed,” said Deborah Crown, dean of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and a speaker at the Most Fundable Companies event. “The expertise of these founders and their ability to meet rigorous qualifications should signal to investors that these are companies focused on generating revenue and profits.”
The most financially viable companies are evaluated based on several company variables, including financial projections, market opportunity, intellectual property, competitive advantages in their market, and the strength of the management team’s expertise. Each of these variables is then used to generate objective and individualized feedback and scoring to improve funding readiness. Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s most fundable companies are backed by The Venture Alliance.
At the Most Fundable Companies event, Graziadio graduate Kim Folsom, founder and CEO of Founders First Capital Partners, delivered a keynote address. She was joined by an impressive array of speakers including Cary Singleton and Ryan Groves of the Singleton Foundation, Stevan Calvillo of the George and Reva Graziadio Foundation, Vince Monteparte of Sway Ventures, Gary Hewamadduma, Founder and CEO of CFO Plans, Inc., Guy Baker from Wealth Teams Alliance and BTA Advisory Group and James Casparie from The Venture Alliance.
To learn more about the winners and vote for your favorite startups until October 24th, visit the 2022 Most Fundable Companies website.
Pepperdine Graziadio 2022 List of Most Eligible Companies (sorted alphabetically by category):
EarthGrid, PBC (Richmond, CA)
Genesis Systems, LLC (Tampa, FL)
One Health Group, Inc. (Cazenovia, NY)
Covida Surgical, Inc. (Chicago, Illinois)
Kneevoice, Inc. (Santa Monica, California)
Live Music Streaming Technology, Inc. d/b/a Trubify (Coto de Caza, CA)
OmniVis, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
Circle Optics, Inc. (Rochester, NY)
GravyStack, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)
Lively Root Technologies, Inc. (San Diego, CA).
Nanocan Therapeutics Corp. (Princeton, NJ)
Veloce Energy, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
Bridge Therapeutics, Inc. (Birmingham, AL)
NecoBrands, Inc. d/b/a necoTECH (Delaware, OH)
OOLI BEAUTY, LLC (Brookyln, NY)
VIBE, LLC d/b/a Glo Pals (Starkville, MS)
Disclaimer: The Pepperdine Graziadio Most Fundable Companies List does not constitute an offer to sell any securities. It does not constitute investment advice or an endorsement of any product or service. Pepperdine University is not a broker-dealer and does not provide broker-dealer services, including but not limited to financial or investment advice.
About most fundable companies
The Most Fundable Companies List is an annual program hosted by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School that aims to encourage startup business development by providing avenues for startup funding and inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit across the country.
The Most Fundable Companies program was launched in 2018 by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School as a free resource to help entrepreneurs assess their readiness for private investment. All startups that complete the program’s pre-screen and qualifier surveys will receive a tailored report with feedback on structuring and positioning their business to enhance investment opportunities. The winners of the list of most eligible companies will be announced and published nationally.
About Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School
For more than 50 years, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School has challenged individuals to think boldly and drive meaningful change in their industries and communities. Dedicated to developing Best for the World Leaders, Graziadio School offers a comprehensive range of MBA, MS, Executive and Doctoral programs grounded in Integrity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Graziadio School encourages experiential learning through small classes with respected faculty that encourage critical thinking and meaningful connections, inspiring students and professionals to realize their greatest potential as values-based leaders. Follow Pepperdine Graziadio on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.