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 Founded 2013
Primary Location California, USA
Domain Startups
Sectors Deep Technology

Propel(x) for Investors

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

Propel(x) for Entrepreneurs

Cost to Entrepreneurs 5-8% of the funds raised through Propel(x)
International Startups Accepted? Yes

Propel(x) Highlights

Notable partners/investors Channel 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 stories Previously 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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