Propel(x) is an investment marketplace that provides accredited investors with access to deep tech startup investment opportunities. Deep tech startups are companies founded on potential scientific or engineering breakthroughs.


Year Founded2013
Primary LocationCalifornia, USA
SectorsDeep Technology

Propel(x) for Investors

Non-accredited investors Accepted?No
International investors accepted?Yes
Cost to InvestorsDirect investments: 2% platform fee | Syndicate investments: 7.5% platform fee & 10% carry
Min Investment$5000
Secondary Market / Other liquidity solutionNo
Curated PortfolioYes

Propel(x) for Entrepreneurs

Cost to Entrepreneurs5-8% of the funds raised through Propel(x)
International Startups Accepted?Yes

Propel(x) Highlights

Notable partners/investorsChannel partners include National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Peter Thiel Foundation (Breakout Labs), MIT Alumni Angels of Northern California, Incubit Ventures (Israel) and BCG’s Hello Tomorrow (Paris).
Success storiesPreviously featured companies are Neocis – Raised over $120 Million: from DFJ Growth, Vivo Capital, Mithril Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Fred Moll ; Shield AI – Raised over $48 Million: from Andreessen Horowitz, Homebrew, Founder Collective and Dorm Room Fund ; Immusoft – Raised over $37 Million: from Tim Draper, Peter Thiel, Breakout Ventures, Founders Fund
Anything Else?Host a recurring webinar series called ‘Deep Tech Investor Calls’ for accredited investors to automate their deal flow.
Fun Fact – Propel(x) has been credited with first coining the term ‘deep tech’ way back in 2014.
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