Category Archives: Angel investing tips

  1. 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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  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. A Comparison You Weren’t Expecting: Angel Investing and Pokemon Go

    It’s really popular, has been known to be addictive among users, results may vary based on your location, and the more rare it is, the more excited people get. I know what you’re thinking, but we’re not referring to Pokemon Go. We’re talking about Angel Investing. Surprisingly, the two have many similarities. And here’s why….

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  5. Fundraising 101: Priced Rounds vs. Convertible Debt

    Priced rounds and convertible debt are the tortoise and hare of the investing world. Convertible debt, although quick and relatively painless, comes with more risk for investors, while priced rounds thoroughly (and, yes, slower) consider every aspect of investment before both parties jump into a deal. Although the original story preaches that slow and steady…

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