Posts by Shirley Li

  1. Smell the Innovation: An Interview with Dr. Avery Gilbert

    In our latest feature expert interview series, we sat down with Dr. Avery Gilbert, a distinguished olfactory scientist, industry veteran, and President of Synesthetics, Inc. He shared with us what exciting breakthroughs and applications lie ahead in the world of smell technology. Propel(x):  You’ve had a long career in both basic and applied research on…

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  2. Platform Spotlight: View Evaluation Results

    You’ll get tired of hearing us say this, but evaluate a deal thoroughly before writing that check!  Time and time again, we encourage investors to put in the time conducting “due diligence.” Luckily for Propel(x) users, we want to help you make informed decisions so we make the Evaluation process streamlined and centralized. Remember that…

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  3. Platform Spotlight: Refer an Expert

    In my last platform spotlight post, I delved into the response collection phase of the evaluation process and how investors like you can actively stay on top of management responses as they come in. But what else can you do to be a proactive investor? After all, we at Propel(x) are firm believers in the…

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  4. Platform Spotlight: Response Collection and What You Can Do Besides Waiting Around

    Frequent visitors to our platform and avid readers of our digest know that every week Propel(x) is bringing more exciting startups online are using cutting edge science and technology to build the next great businesses.  However, behind each thrilling story are myriads of new concepts and a lot of new terminology, which can be overwhelming….

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  5. Fundraising 101: A Tale of Two Rules — Fundraising under 506(b) vs. 506(c)

    There are a million and one decisions facing an entrepreneur when it comes to fundraising. The size of the offering, what instrument, what terms, and who to call first are some of the most fundamental. One that’s often overlooked, but a potential lever for success, is choosing between two regulatory options under Regulation D (“Reg…

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