Jim Casparie, MBA ’80

Jim and his company The Venture Alliance (TVA), a boutique investment adviser to early-stage companies, have teamed with Forbes.com to identify America’s most promising companies. TVA has developed a scoring algorithm based on a vast range of variables that determine a company’s potential–and, ultimately, its worth to investors–including: financial projections, current capitalization, market position, market opportunity, intellectual property, management team and others. TVA crunches that data (which it collects by surveying young companies) and reduces it to one “fundability score.” Companies that score well, theoretically, have a better shot at raising money than those that don’t. Forbes.com will use TVA’s proprietary algorithm to generate a list of America’s Most Promising Companies.

Jim Casparie, MBA ’80

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