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Worthworm in the limelight

"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

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See the Phoenix Business Journal’s introduction of Worthworm and the story behind why Co-Founders Alan Lobock and Paul Jackson set out to develop a better way to value early stage companies. READ MORE>

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In the mood for a blood-boiling argument? Try this little trick: pick a completely unreasonable valuation for your startup, then dead-pan that number to a potential angel investor. Watch as the investor explodes, laughs or dead-pans back with an equally irrational low-ball figure. Read how Worthworm Co-Founder Alan Lobock channeled his frustration with this common scenario into developing a solution. READ MORE>

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Watch Co-Founder Alan Lobock’s interview with INspiredINsider to hear about his experience starting SkyMall and the lessons he learned along the way. READ MORE>

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Big players in the field of investment management are always looking for great companies to invest in. Whether it’s a publicly traded company they’ve scoped out or a smaller, privately held one, the game is to find ones that are undervalued, fairly valued and adequately capitalized. Then, they do the careful number-crunching to determine a fair-market valuation. Read this in-depth review from TheStreet’s Marc Courtenay on how Worthworm makes that process easier and more successful. READ MORE>

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Angel investors sign up for risk. That’s part of the game. What really gets them frustrated, though, is being sold unreasonable financial projections and valuations. Read Entrepreneur.com’s coverage of Worthworm’s Angel Investment in America Report, where they share results on investors’ biggest regrets and how entrepreneurs can beat the odds. READ MORE>

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Angel investors invest approximately $20 billion into 60,000 companies a year, but a recent survey from Worthworm shows that 46% regretted making an investment in 2013. See VentureBeat’s coverage of our 2014 Angel Investment Outlook Report. READ MORE>