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February 9, 2017

Making the Most of Online Fundraising Platforms

Swati Chaturvedi
CEO, Propel(x)

Science startups face especially high hurdles when fundraising. Today, of America’s $53 trillion of assets under management, only 0.1% goes toward investing in early stage science-based startups. This lack of attention that goes toward science and technology startups is changing, in part due to the rise of online investment platforms, which democratize access and facilitate fundraising for science companies.

We will discuss how science startups can use online investment platforms as a key part of their fundraising efforts. We will also cover best practices for mounting a successful online fundraising campaign and highlight successful case studies, including startups at QB3.

Swati-Febr9About Swati Chaturvedi
Prior to starting Propel(x), Swati worked in management consulting and investing. Most recently, Swati worked at Exigen Capital on IT Telecom, Travel, and BPO deals. Before this, she sourced and evaluated deals in the Industrial Automation sector with Siemens Venture Capital. Swati is also the co-founder and coordinator of the MIT Alumni Angel Investors group.

Swati has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management, an M.S. from MIT (Technology and Policy Program) and an M.S. from UC Berkeley (Civil Engineering). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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