1. The True Potential of Cleantech: An Interview with Jason Holt

    The Cleantech industry is at the vanguard of confronting some of the most important challenges of our time. From energy storage to waste management, clean technologies are transforming the way we interact with our environment. However, Cleantech has long been considered an investing black hole where it’s impossible to make money. Here steps in Jason…

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  2. The Thinkers of Tomorrow: How the Conrad Foundation is Nurturing the Next Generation of Innovators

    They’re making brain food for astronauts to take into space, creating lightweight, flame-resistant gear for firefighters, and purifying water in Nigeria–and they’re all under the age of 18. For over decade, the Conrad Foundation has been fostering the best (and youngest) inventors and innovators. In the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, these young scholars compete…

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  3. From Idea to Startup: Lawrence Livermore’s Tech Transfer

    Each and every one of us has been touched by our national lab system in more ways than we realize. That’s especially the case with the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL), whose innovations and cutting edge technologies continue to impact us in surprising ways. They help us parallel park and make our cars safer via crash…

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  4. 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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  5. 3 Things Top Angels Do That You’re Probably Missing

    It’s tempting to jump into angel investing when you hear of the track records of successful angels. But before you rush in, know that successful angels have refined their investing philosophy and process over time.     We work with leading angel investors daily and here’s what they recommend new angel investors focus on.  …

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