SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Propel(x), an online angel investment platform that helps investors source, evaluate, and fund pioneering science and technology startups, today announced it has been named premier sponsor of the 2017 ACA Summit in San Francisco April 26-28. The Angel Capital Association (ACA) is the world's leading professional association for angel investors.
The 2017 ACA Summit is the largest professional development event for angel investors. More than 700 ACA members, accredited investors and professionals from around the world are expected to attend the Summit to network, share best practices in angel investing, and discuss the top issues and trends. Swati Chaturvedi will serve as a keynote speaker at the conference and will speak on three big themes being seen in science and technology startup investing: artificial intelligence, investments at the intersection of biology and computing, and a resurgence of clean technology investing.
“Propel(x) is excited to partner with the ACA and sponsor its 2017 Summit. It is a critical event for the angel investing community, especially those interested in deep science and technology startups. I look forward to networking with the top professionals and trailblazers in our industry and furthering the industry’s mission,” said Swati Chaturvedi, CEO and Co-founder of Propel(x).
“We are honored to serve as the premier sponsor of the 2017 ACA Summit, an international event that brings together angel investors from around the world to discuss changes in angel investing and how to lead the change for future generations,” said Lisheng Wang, Co-founder of Propel(x).
“Propel(x) is a leading innovator in angel investing and science, so we’re pleased to have them as the premier sponsor of the Summit,” said Marianne Hudson, ACA executive director. “I think our angel investors will particularly value Swati’s presentation about the three big themes that Propel(x) sees coming up in the next decade.”
Attendees at the 2017 ACA Summit will also include representatives from the National Science Foundation, several university innovation offices, and university-based angel groups.
Another feature of this year’s ACA Summit is an “Innovation Showcase” featuring fast pitches by interesting startups, with angel attendees providing their feedback on each startup via the Summit mobile app.
Financing the Future
Propel(x) was founded to help angel investors identify, understand and invest in breakthrough technologies in sectors including life sciences, computer sciences, energy & clean technology, new materials and space. Not only are investors who invest in science and technology companies financing some of the most innovative technologies, they are also investing in some of the most lucrative deep-technology companies accounting for the majority of the Dow Jones Industrial Average index today.
Propel(x) Inc. is an online investment marketplace that connects science and technology startups with angel investors in order to unleash huge innovations, grow great businesses, and have an impact on the way people live. Founded by CEO Swati Chaturvedi and Lisheng Wang, Propel(x) introduces its members to groundbreaking startups that are developing new forms of clean energy, life-saving drugs, new methods of space exploration, and innovative new materials amongst others. By facilitating private funding for startups based on scientific and technological breakthroughs, Propel(x) seeks to change the world and build the next generation of great companies. For more information, please visit: www.propelx.com.
About Angel Capital Association (ACA)
As the voice of the angel investors, ACA offers professional development, public policy advocacy, and significant benefits and resources to its membership of more than 13,000 accredited investors, who invest individually or through its 250 angel groups, accredited platforms, and family office members. Since its founding in 2005, ACA has built the world’s largest collective of angels across North America, and aligns like-minded angels to build their early-stage investment skills and share innovative ideas and practices. For more information, please visit: www.angelcapitalassociation.org or at @ACAAngelCapital; #ACAAngelCapital.