"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
Read Venture Capital Post’s article on the results of Worthworm’s 2014 Angel Investment Outlook Report, including the reasons most angel investors regret past investments and what savvy entrepreneurs can do to avoid turning them off. READ MORE>
A recent survey by Worthworm showed that 46 percent of investors regret making an investment in 2013. Angel investors who participated in the survey made approximately USD 20 billion in bets into 60,000 companies a year. The survey examined the attitudes and outlooks of American angel investors to find out what they like and disliked. The number one reason why angels in the survey regretted investing was due to financial projections that were overly optimistic. Early-stage valuations were definitely and most certainly hard to gauge with valuations soaring to the highest … Continued
Just as their name implies, angel investors can come to the rescue of early-stage business ventures by supplying much-needed cash. And some research indicates that angel-funded businesses are likelier to be successful in the long run. Generally speaking, businesses that get angel financing are better-run and often have higher revenues than their unfunded competitors. What, then, do angels want from the entrepreneurs they invest in, and what do small businesses flub the most in their relationships with these essential sources of cash? Angel Survey Results Worthworm, a Phoenix, Arizona business that provides … Continued
When angel investors put money into a business they’re generally laying their own cash on the line. So they’re careful about what businesses they back. But how do angels think? What are the most important factors they look for when choosing a business to fund? A new study called the “2014 Angel Investment Outlook Report” offers insights that should make business owners and entrepreneurs take notice. The report was commissioned by Worthworm, a Web-based valuation system used by angel-investor groups and entrepreneurs. When a cross section of angel investors were … Continued
When angel investors put money into a business, they’re generally laying their own cash on the line. So they’re careful about what businesses they back. But how do angels think? What are the most important factors they look for when choosing a business to fund? A new study called the “2014 Angel Investment Outlook Report” offers insights that should make business owners and entrepreneurs take notice. This report was commissioned by Worthworm, a Web-based valuation system used by angel investor groups and entrepreneurs. When a cross section of angel investors … Continued
Many entrepreneurs dream about a Pinterest- or Uber-like round of funding, maybe even a big exit or IPO like Tumblr and Twitter. However, the reality is that most startups fail. For entrepreneurs preparing to seek financing, insights from experienced founders on how to pitch an investor are plentiful, but insight straight from the investors themselves is rare. Ryan Sarver, a top Twitter executive turned partner at Redpoint Ventures, recently shared a wildly popular article on what he learned his first month as an investor. One of the most surprising lessons he … Continued