FAQs

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How do I reset or change my password?

If you forgot your password, click “Login” in the top right corner of your screen. Once the login screen appears, click “Forgot password?” You will be taken to a page where you can enter your email address and reset your password. If you know your password but want to change it, log in to the tool by clicking “Login” in the top right corner of your screen and entering your credentials. Once your dashboard appears, click the downward arrow next to your name in the top right corner. Then, select “Profile.” Finally, click “Edit” on the Password line to change your password.

How do I change my email address?

Log in to the tool by clicking “Login” in the top right corner of your screen, and enter your credentials. Once your dashboard appears, click the downward arrow next to your name in the top right corner. Then, select “Profile.” Finally, click “Edit” next to your email address to change it.

How do I create an account?

If you’ve been invited to collaborate on a venture or if you’re creating an account using a free trial, click the link in the email that was sent to you from Worthworm. Then, follow the steps on your screen to complete the account creation process. (If you can’t find that email, send us a message at info@worthworm.com, and we will re-send it to you.) If you want to purchase a subscription and create an account, click “Sign Up” in the top right corner of your screen, select the subscription you would like to purchase, and follow the steps to finish setting up your account. Upon completion, you will be taken to your Worthworm account dashboard. If you already have an account and want to sign in, you can do that anytime by clicking “Login” in the top right corner of your screen.

Do I need to create an account to use Worthworm?

In order to use Worthworm (either as a subscribed member or a collaborator), we require you to create an account in order to maintain confidentiality and security of the information shared. For instructions on how to create an account, see “How do I create an account?” above.

Where is the information I enter into Worthworm stored?

Rest assured that the information and answers you provide when using Worthworm and the resulting reports and analyses are completely secure and confidential. Knowing that you would be entrusting us with your ideas and dreams, we heavily invested in security and encryption measures and practices equivalent to those used by many leading financial institutions. While no system can be guaranteed to be hack-proof, we promise you that we have taken our commitment seriously to ensure that your data is safe with us. Our employees and contractors do not have direct access to your content, and we will not review your information or inputs. The only exception to that rule is for support issues where you expressly choose to extend access to us. For more details, see the Worthworm Privacy Policy.

What kind of formulas are used to calculate my pre-money valuation?

Your responses to the Worthworm questionnaire are put through a proprietary algorithm based on Real Options technology. It uses nearly 1,100 analytic parameters and over 4,000 outputs; blends the most widely respected valuation methods (including the Berkus Method, Scorecard Method, Venture Capital Method, and more); and compares your venture to third party research data about companies at the same maturity level.

How accurate is the information Worthworm provides?

Our goal is to make Worthworm as accurate as possible. The tool uses nearly 1,100 analytic parameters and over 4,000 outputs; blends the most widely respected valuation methods (including the Berkus Method, Scorecard Method, Venture Capital Method, and more); and compares your venture to third party research data about companies at the same maturity level. The Worthworm team has an ongoing process to constantly compare its outputs with real-world data and calibrate the tool accordingly. The tool produces credible, defensible PMVs that entrepreneurs and investors can feel confident sharing, and it will only continue to get more accurate and precise over time.

I changed my answers in the questionnaire to increase my pre-money valuation (PMV), but it actually decreased. Why is that?

Each question in the Worthworm questionnaire is weighted differently with respect to each valuation driver. Your responses to the questions are put through a sophisticated algorithm that determines how much risk or opportunity is associated with your venture, which you can view in the Risks Tool and Risks and Opportunities Tool. As a general rule of thumb, investing time in reducing uncertainty and capital OR both time and capital in maximizing opportunities will improve your PMV. However, tradeoffs occur when the drivers of risk and opportunity are coupled together in unexpected ways. Therefore, you may expect that changing some of your answers will increase your PMV, but because of that question’s weight and its relationship with other questions that contribute to the valuation driver, it actually may decrease your PMV. The beauty of Worthworm is that it allows you to test how changing your answers to certain questions and improving your confidence levels can impact your PMV (either positively or negatively) so that you can save time, money, and frustration by analyzing the results proactively and developing the best way to proceed.

Have a question that’s not answered here? Email us at info@worthworm.com. Paying subscribers may also visit our Help page for step-by-step tutorials on how to use Worthworm and interpret its results.