Here is what caught our attention over the past few weeks.
- Intel Launches $1 Billion Fund to Build a Foundry Innovation Ecosystem
- The Productization of Venture Capital
- Taking the private out of private equity
- A new material that is stronger than steel and as light as plastic
- Why VC investors are plowing record sums into Agtech
Portfolio Startups Spotlight
Lawmakers from New York are pressing the US Army to deploy state-of-the-art cameras developed and commercialized by Bounce Imaging (requires registration to view) to improve its military surveillance capabilities and increase soldiers’ situational awareness amid evolving threats. Read more here.*
Bactana (requires registration to view), a company isolating novel postbiotics to treat diabetes and other diseases while also developing products to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, have signed a distribution agreement with France-based ArcaNatura SAS to launch Bactana’s first commercial product, PawsniTM Glucose Control. Read more here.*
Shield AI (requires registration to view), a defense technology company developing AI and self-driving technologies for aircraft, has been awarded the maximum amount through the Air Force’s Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) Program, in conjunction with Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), to accelerate the integration of its combat-proven Hivemind™ autonomy software into various military and commercial platforms. Read more here.*
*These links are provided solely as a convenience to readers and they do not imply an affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, verification, or monitoring by Hubble Investments or any of its affiliates of the contents on such third-party websites.
Propel(x) <> MIT FinTech Event – The Big Bang of Retail Investing
Our co-founder and CEO, Swati Chaturvedi is a speaker at the MIT Fintech event this year. This event brings together some of the world’s most prominent minds in Fintech and Crypto, and 2k+ innovators, investors, professionals, students and professors.
Swati will be speaking about how the traditional investment portfolio allocation is likely to change due to the rising popularity of Alternative Investments. This will be under Track B – The Big Bang of Retail Investing.
Propel(x)’s newsletter subscribers and social media followers are eligible to receive a discount Please use the 20%-off discount code (code: PROPELX) when purchasing the event tickets.
Event Date – 25 February 2022
Qualified Small Business Stock and how it can lower your tax bill
Strategic investors have the potential to utilize the QSBS tax exemption to reduce their
tax on qualifying stock that they hold for more than five years, or if held for less than
five years then to rollover their profits into other qualifying investments.
Previously Closed Deals on Propel(x)
Repurpose – Repurpose makes plant-based compostable products as an alternative to disposable plasticware.
Notable Institutional Investors – Swat Equity Partners, Safer Made Ventures, Tune House
GuRu Wireless – GuRu Wireless is a spin-off from Caltech that develops millimeter wave, over-the-air wireless power solutions.
Notable Institutional Investors – Kairos Ventures; BOLD Capital Partners
Rellevate – Rellevate provides Early Wage Access (EWA) and other affordable financial services to lower wage earners.
Notable Institutional Investors – IAG Capital Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Texas Halo Fund