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Swati Chaturvedi​

Co-Founder and CEO

Swati has been a management consultant, an investment professional and is now an entrepreneur. Prior to starting Propel(x), Swati was an investment professional at Exigen Capital, where she worked on IT Telecom, Travel, and BPO deals. Before that, she was a management consultant working across a variety of industries. Swati is the co-founder of the MIT Alumni Angel Investors group. She founded and led the group 2013 – 2015 and continues to be on the screening committee. She has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management, an M.S. from MIT, an M.S. from UC Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Outside of work, Swati loves to spend time with family, watch movies and read.

Lisheng Wang​

Co-Founder and Head of Investments

Lisheng has a background of 15 years in financial services, management consulting, and IT. His resume includes risk management at Wells Fargo, corporate strategy at KeyBank, consulting at The World Bank and Public Strategies, and software engineering at Microsoft. Lisheng co-founded the MIT Alumni Angels Group with Swati, where he currently serves on the steering committee. Lisheng has an M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT and a B.S. in Chemistry from Fudan University in China. He is a huge fan of soccer and basketball, enjoys reading, and loves traveling with his wife and two young kids. He is devoted to community service and is on the Board of Trustees at Montessori de Terra Linda.


Jason May

Chief Technology Officer

Mark Zhu

Director of Investments

Andy Reed

Director of Operations

Supriya Agarwal

Director of Marketing

Board Members and Advisors

Chaomei Chen​

Board Member

Previously Chief Risk Officer,
Lending Club

Ronjon Nag, PhD

Board Member

Founder, R42 Institute
Professor Stanford University

Pierre Caramazza


Head of US Product and Specialty Sales at Franklin Templeton

Veda Narayanan


Product & Engineering Tech Exec. ex-Disney

Scott Andersen



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