Posts by Propel(x)

  1. Propel(x) Celebrates Milestone Year in 2015, Raising $3.6M for Innovative Deep Technology Startups

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA– (January 13, 2016) – Propel(x), an online angel investment platform that helps angels source, evaluate and fund ground breaking technology startups, today announced that in 2015 it helped raise more than $3.6 million dollars for pioneering companies. In 2015, Propel(x) helped 14 deals raise money, averaging more than $250,000 per deal. In…

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  2. Do You Really Know What’s in Your Note Purchase Agreement and Convertible Note?

    By Ralph Turlington Convertible notes are used for many early stage investments to protect the interests of both the start-up and note holders. They are most common for start-ups to use when raising initial outside-funding, after the family and friends of the entrepreneurs have already invested. Convertible notes are relatively inexpensive to draft and usually…

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  3. Earn $10 Million in an Investment, AND Skip the Taxes!

    By Ralph Turlington Milton Friedman once said, “Nothing is as permanent as a temporary government program.” This applies to the government’s handling of the U.S. Tax Code as well as more visible programs. In 1993, the federal government established Section 1202 in the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). At that time it allowed an exemption of…

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  4. Does a Start-up’s Corporate Structure Really Matter to Investors?

    By Ralph Turlington The corporate structure of a startup is something that can easily get overlooked when considering an investment opportunity. Currently, the two most common business entities are the LLC and the C Corporation. There are also S Corporations that have elements of each; however, they are quite rare when it comes to startups…

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  5. What Taxes are Taking a Bite Out of Your Returns, and Why?

    By Ralph Turlington Politicians love touting small businesses. They create jobs, add to the local economy, and develop new and innovative technologies. Both state and federal governments have attempted to create favorable tax treatment for small businesses and their investors to encourage growth.

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