Pepperdine’s Most Fundable Firms of 2020

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Pepperdine's Most Fundable Companies of 2020

With the kind support of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Congratulations to the Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies® 2020. In our third year, more than 4,500 US startups from all 50 states vied for a spot on the list. That made it the most competitive year to date. All 20 winners deserve serious consideration from investors based on various company variables including financial projections, market opportunities, intellectual property, competitive advantage, and management team expertise. As a free resource to help startups secure capital to accelerate significant innovation in industries and communities, our program educates founders on investor diligence and provides critical reviews – ultimately more than just a competition.

At Pepperdine Graziadio, we believe that developing Best for the World Leaders involves connecting early stage businesses with the resources necessary to have a positive impact on the business market. Supporting aspiring entrepreneurs is part of Graziadio's main focus. Our Skill Survey of the Most Fundable Companies provides valuable insight into how companies appear to be top investors and achieve positive results for all stakeholders.

The 2021 Most Fundable Companies competition is now open.

The most affordable companies for 2020 are:

PLATINUM

BNNano, Inc.

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BNNano, Inc.

Founders: Steven Wilcenski and Jason Taylor
Location: Burlington, NC
Industry: nanotechnology
bnnano.com

BNNano uses innovative material innovations to transform and regain the value of industrial goods. This facilitates applications such as aerospace, hypersonic, thermal management, and additive manufacturing.

Calviri, Inc.

Calviri, Inc.

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Calviri, Inc.

Founders: Stephen Albert Johnston and Kathryn Sykes
Location: Tempe, AZ
Industry: biotechnology
calviri.com

Calviri aims to end cancer deaths worldwide by developing new diagnostic and therapeutic products, such as a chip for the early detection of antibodies in the blood and preventive vaccines.

Terecircuits Corporation

Terecircuits Corporation

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Terecircuits Corporation

Founder: Jayna Sheats
Location: Mountain View, CA.
Industry: Electronic materials
terecircuits.com

Terecircuits has developed a new class of polymer and novel circuit technologies to aid in micro-assembly and mass transfer for advanced displays and electronics.

GOLD

Athena, Inc.

Athena, Inc.

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Athena, Inc.

Founder: Simone Spence
Location: New Orleans, LA
Industry: software technology
athenacollects.com

Athena (originally Don & # 39; t Get Mad Get Paid) allows users to get child support back in less time and for less money.

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Ai Software, LLC d / b / a capacity

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Ai Software, LLC d / b / a capacity

Founder: David Karandish
Location: St. Louis, MO
Industry: software technology
Capacity.com

Capacity is a new type of artificial intelligence help desk that automates support for your customers and employees.

Flower Turbines, Inc.

Flower Turbines, Inc.

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Flower Turbines, Inc.

Founder: Daniel Farb
Location: Lawrence, NY
Industry: Renewable Energy
flowerturbines.com

Flower Turbines makes small wind turbines with aerodynamic innovations that enable them to transform the world market for applications near people and buildings.

RRTC, Inc.

RRTC, Inc.

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RRTC, Inc.

Founder: Rik Riman
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Industry: materials
rrtc-tech.com

RRTC is a technology company that makes platforms. The patented, cost-effective and sustainable solidification technology creates novel composite materials with a performance advantage for a variety of applications.

SILVER

Agtools, Inc.

Agtools, Inc.

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Agtools, Inc.

Founder: Martha Montoya
Location: Irvine, CA.
Industry: software technology
ag.tools

Agtools is a global supply chain platform from SaaS Food and Ag that provides real-time actionable intelligence data to increase profitability and reduce food waste. 2019 Microsoft ML / AI Award Winner.

Baby barista

Baby barista

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Baby barista

Founder: Cara Armstrong
Location: Simi Valley, CA.
Industry: consumer goods
mybabybarista.com

Baby Barista's connected machine revolutionizes baby food by making the perfect bottle in less than 30 seconds and delivering the organic formula right to your doorstep.

ECFX

ECFX

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ECFX

Founders: Dan O & # 39; Day, Nelson Quintero and Bill Burch
Location: Venice, CA.
Industry: software technology
goecfx.com

ECFX provides a cloud-based enterprise notification management system that uses intelligent automation to optimize the entire electronic court notification workflow with enterprise-wide management and analysis.

ExpressCells

ExpressCells

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ExpressCells

Founders: Matthew Handel and Oscar Perez-Leal
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Industry: biotechnology
xpresscells.com

ExpressCells is a revenue-generating genetic engineering company that creates knock-in cell lines for biological research faster than competing technologies and enables better experiments.

Global thermostat

Global thermostat

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Global thermostat

Founders: Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger
Location: New York, NY
Industry: Renewable Energy
globalthermostat.com

Global Thermostat commercializes its advanced, multi-patented technology to convert carbon dioxide from a global liability to an opportunity for global prosperity.

Target Arm, Inc.

Target Arm, Inc.

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Target Arm, Inc.

Founders: Jeffrey McChesney and Ryan Bigham
Location: Ridgefield, CT
Industry: Aviation
targetarm.com

Target Arm's device, Tular, enables rotating-wing and fixed-wing drones to autonomously start and restore from any moving vehicle, even in windy conditions.

WinSanTor, Inc.

WinSanTor, Inc.

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WinSanTor, Inc.

Founders: Stanley Kim, Nigel Calcutt, Lakshmi Kotra and Paul Fernyhough
Location: San Diego, CA.
Industry: biotechnology
wonantor.com

WinSanTor is developing what may be the only disease-modifying treatment for peripheral neuropathy, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease that affects the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

BRONZE

Adranos, Inc.

Adranos, Inc.

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Adranos, Inc.

Founders: Brandon Terry and Chris Stoker
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Industry: Defense and Space
adranos.com

With ALITEC, Adranos has developed a high-performance solid rocket fuel that can increase the range or payload capacity of launch systems by up to 40 percent.

Cast21

Cast21

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Cast21

Founder: Ashley S. Moy
Location: Chicago, IL
Industry: Healthcare
cast21.com

Cast21 is changing the way the world heals with QUINTM technology, a waterproof alternative to a plaster cast or braces for broken bones.

Hope trust

Hope trust

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Hope trust

Founders: Daria Placitella, Joshua Fishkind and Russell Fishkind
Location: Holmdel, NJ
Industry: software technology
hopetrust.com

Hope Trust automates the special needs planning process and enables families to ensure that the complex, interdisciplinary needs of their loved ones are met.

Perfitly, LLC

Perfitly, LLC

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Perfitly, LLC

Founders: Dave Sharma, Kash Vyas and Raghav Sharma
Location: New York, NY
Industry: software technology
perfitly.com

With Perfitly's AR / VR-AI platform, online clothing buyers can try on and visualize garments in 3D before buying, which reduces returns and increases sales.

Perytor Therapeutics, Inc.

Perytor Therapeutics, Inc.

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Perytor Therapeutics, Inc.

Founders: Ramon Coronado and Joshua Shaver
Location: San Antonio, TX
Industry: biotechnology
perytor.com/welcome

Perytor Therapeutics discovered a new category of drugs extracted from placental tissue that can be used to promote regeneration while reducing pain and inflammation.

Wind Talker Innovations, Inc.

Wind Talker Innovations, Inc.

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Wind Talker Innovations, Inc.

Founders: Matthew Perdew and Ryan Luther
Location: Anchorage, AK
Industry: Telecommunications
windtalker.com

Wind Talker Innovations develops solutions to overcome the limitations of existing networks and to enable immediate and fast communication between users in or outside the network.

The 2021 Most Fundable Companies competition is now open.

Our methodology

Our methodology

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Ron Hall

All qualification surveys submitted generate objective and individual feedback and ratings in order to improve willingness to finance. Approximately 100 companies advance to the semi-finals and conduct a more in-depth assessment of fundability to further refine and validate the results. In the final phase, a review panel interviews and selects the winners on the list. See all semi-finalists and find out more on our website.

Selected sponsors

Selected sponsors

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Lifeboat ventures; TVA; JP Morgan

Disclaimer: The Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies List does not contain any offer to sell any securities. It is neither investment advice nor a recommendation for a specific product or service. Pepperdine University is not a broker-dealer and does not provide any broker-dealer services including, but not limited to, financial or investment advice.