Posts by Swati Chaturvedi

  1. Propel(x): A Year in Review

    2016 was quite a year for Propel(x) and it is all thanks to the dynamic group of angel investors who make up our platform. Thanks to our investors, our platform helped raise $5.3 million for pioneering deep technology companies. In 2016, 26 companies closed fund raises, averaging more than $200,000 per deal. In total, 50…

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  2. The 5 Biggest Mistakes Beginning Angels Make (And How to Fix Them)

    It’s like you’re in an episode of Silicon Valley. Here you are in a glass-paned conference room across from the hip CEO in Birkenstocks and an MIT sweatshirt. The pens all bear the company logo, and the mock ups of the new landing page jump out at you in shades of burnt orange and cornflower…

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  3. Fundraising 101: What’s the Real Value of a Startup?

    Putting a value on your visionary idea–you know, the one that’s going to change the world–can be tricky. To you as a founder, your idea is priceless. To investors…not so much. In reality, it’s investors’ job to think about it differently and press down on valuation. Understanding their perspective with regard to valuation will help…

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  4. Propel(x) Launches Angel Investment Channel Program with Breakout Labs

    Today we’re excited to announce  that we are partnering with Breakout Labs–a seed-stage fund for hard science startups that is part of the Thiel Foundation–to feature their startups on a dedicated channel on Propel(x) and give angel investors access to the startups that Breakout Labs has invested in. Here’s how it works: Investors can now…

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  5. Evaluating a Startup: 6 Questions To Ask Management Teams

    Angel Investing is risky and not for the faint of heart – that we all know. But for those brave hearts who believe in supporting startups, figuring how to get the key information you need to make an investment decision is crucial — this is especially the case when investing in science and deep technology…

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