"Worthworm elegantly tackles a complex issue in entrepreneurship, offering its users an intuitive, online application through which to derive a realistic, credible, and defensible pre?money valuation that will withstand the scrutiny of angel investors. We are proud to partner with you."
- Brent Sebold, Ed.D., Senior Venture Manager at the Arizona State University Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group, one of only 2 schools selected for a $5 million grant from the prestigious Kauffman Foundation to extend access to entrepreneurship education university-wide
"Worthworm is a tool every entrepreneur should be using to prepare for meetings with potential investors. As the leader of one of our nation’s premier university entrepreneurship programs, I have the responsibility to identify tools for our students that not only contribute to their education in entrepreneurship, but will serve them well when they graduate from our program. Worthworm is exactly that."
- Ken Jones, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston, ranked the #2 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country
"Valuation is a important part of raising capital, and something that we feel is critical learning for best of breed entrepreneurship programs. Worthworm’s offering gives students an opportunity to gain an understanding of the many factors investors consider in placing a value on ventures."
- Ken Harrington, one of the top 25 entrepreneurship educators in the U.S. and Managing Director of the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University, ranked the #8 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country
"Worthworm provides systematic and realistic assessments on the value of a business – ongoing data that our entrepreneurs can confidently offer potential investors to bridge the gap and ultimately help secure their next round of funding. This tool has the potential to increase the chances of a big payoff for everybody."
- Jeff Saville, Executive Directory at the Center of Entrepreneurial Innovation
This piece from Upstart Business Journal shares the genesis of Worthworm and how it solves some of the most common problems entrepreneurs and angel investors experience when discussing funding for an early stage venture. READ MORE>
You can’t measure progress if you don’t have a yardstick. As part of your business plan you need to develop clear and concise strategies by which you can consistently measure results. Defining a realistic road map and milestones is another way to keep yourself accountable (note: it doesn’t count if you don’t write it down.) It will also come in handy when meeting with investors. Read Worthworm Co-Founder Alan Lobock’s tips on how to measure your startup’s performance. READ MORE>
Angel investment money is available, but the competition for it is steep so your business plan must be solid. Read Worthworm Co-Founder Alan Lobock’s tips on fundraising for your early stage venture, whether you’re seeking venture capital or other cash sources. READ MORE>
A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis is commonly used in marketing and business in general as a method of identifying opposition for a new venture or strategy. Learn more about how to use a SWOT analysis and other metrics suggested by Worthworm’s Alan Lobock to evaluate your business and work toward achieving your goals. READ MORE>
With the lifting of the ban on General Solicitation, startups may essentially shout from the rooftops that they are looking for funding — meaning the battle for investment dollars may get more challenging. However, entrepreneurs must still proceed with caution when navigating these uncharted fundraising waters now that the ban has been lifted. Here are three tips from Worthworm Co-Founder Alan Lobock that you should keep in mind when fundraising in this new era. READ MORE>
Read AZ Tech Beat’s coverage of Worthworm’s launch, including an overview of the tool and an in-depth video interview with Co-Founder Alan Lobock. READ MORE>