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Propel(x) helps angel investors discover, evaluate and participate in promising science and technology startups. That means you get the chance to learn about and understand cutting-edge and promising science and technology startups first, as well as receive the information and tools to vet these startups and engage with them.

2018 Annual Partners and Supporters

Foley Hoag, LLP provides comprehensive legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. We serve a wide range of industries including technology, life sciences, healthcare, energy and renewables, venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds. With 225 lawyers located in Boston, Washington DC, and the Emerging Enterprise Center in Waltham MA, we provide corporate, private equity, securities, intellectual property, employment and real estate services to numerous leading angel organizations. Visit us at

Gust Launch is the world's first Company-as-a-Service™: one platform to easily incorporate, start, and run a company like a seasoned entrepreneur, designed by experienced startup founders, investors, and lawyers to help from launch to exit. Starting with incorporation, Gust Launch takes founders through the process of setting up their company, then provides legal help from leading startup law firms on an ongoing basis and offers add-on packages to solve problems like bookkeeping and more as the company's needs grow. To receive 10% off of Gust Launch, visit

Hockeystick’s network connects a firm’s financial data directly to the venture capital, private equity and innovation ecosystems. Fund managers and analysts use Hockeystick to accurately track, compare and predict company performance.

America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF awards nearly $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $1.5 million in non-dilutive funds to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $7.5 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. For more information, visit

Seraph Group combines the most attractive benefits of Venture Capital (VC) investing while lowering the costs and work required of angel investing. Different from a typical VC fund, Seraph Group’s early-stage funds are constructed for experienced angel investors who want the benefits of professional fund management,  quality unique deal flow, expert-based due diligence, and diversification, while maintaining an optional ability to select specific co-investments and actively contribute to portfolio companies. Seraph Group has a 12-year financial return track record, encompassing 7 funds, 82 investments, and 16 exits. Seraph Group’s growing list of 300+ global angel Investors consist of major corporation senior executives and successfully exited entrepreneurs who contribute deal-flow, industry knowledge, market relationships, and business expertise.


Mainstar Trust is the trusted guide for individuals looking for help navigating through investment waters, offering alternative, cost-effective retirement solutions, excellent services, and prompt, personal client contact.

Since our business is providing custodial service for your self-directed retirement accounts, you can count on us to provide specialized services designed to allow you to diversify and maximize your long-term objectives. Account holders gain more control over their future and know where they’re headed and are not limited to traditional investment options.

P2Binvestor is a financial technology company providing large lines of credit to growing companies who are too big for small business loans but cannot yet access a traditional bank line of credit. We partner with private investors and banks to provide our clients with competitively priced, flexible, and scalable capital. We also build amazing technology that makes it easy to manage large, asset-based lines of credit.

Summit Sponsors and Showcase Underwriters

The Innovation Banking Group at Cambridge Trust Company specializes in working with entrepreneurs, as we are the first and only locally based bank focusing on the financial needs of the innovation economy. By taking a creative approach in crafting customized banking and financial solutions to companies that are both bootstrapped and equity backed, we provide a unique, alternative option to drive growth. While we are industry agnostic, we do specialize in working with technology companies, particularly in SaaS, tech enabled services, healthcare IT, and digital marketing & media.

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CLA is a professional services firm delivering integrated advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed professionally and personally.  Our highly specialized industry practitioners understand the business evolution along with the risks involved with starting a growing a business from inception and have the passion and experience to support our clients locally, nationally and globally.

We built CrowdSmart on our team's experience founding over 20 startups and raising capital from angel to IPO. Our solution is a scalable AI-powered investment platform to provide startups and investors a data-driven path to greater success.

Gesmer Updegrove LLP is a law firm committed to the success of your company. Focused on your business goals as well as your legal needs, we bring together attorneys with experience helping emerging and technology-based companies prosper. Whether you are launching a new venture, negotiating a technology license, exploring financing opportunities, involved in a dispute, or preparing for an acquisition, we can put the right resources at your disposal to maximize the outcome for your business.

Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network supporting its portfolio companies with equity and resources worldwide.  With chapters in North America, Europe and Asia, Keiretsu Forum has invested more than $750 million in over 1,000 fundings since inception, and backed over 170 companies in 2016 alone. Keiretsu Capital is the exclusive worldwide fund partner of Keiretsu Forum and manages angel co-investment, venture and real estate funds for its investors.

Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams.  Keiretsu Forum is a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 49 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. Keiretsu Forum and Keiretsu Capital (the exclusive worldwide fund partner of Keiretsu Forum) are ranked as the most active venture investors in the USA. The Keiretsu community is also strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.

NIH's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. These programs allow US-owned and operated small businesses to compete for federal funds for R&D leading to commercialization of biomedical technologies.

Portland Seed Fund is a top-performing early-stage venture fund focused on investments in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. We’re seeking entrepreneurs with potential and investors with vision.

Project 500 accelerates new majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth. We host a series of business growth programs to help new majority entrepreneurs scale their enterprises in terms of revenue, staff and investment retained. Our goal is to recruit and retain at least 500 businesses to receive hands on training, capacity building, mentoring and networking to advance the economic success of their businesses and their communities. 

The ProSeeder funding platform equips Angel Groups and VC firms with an enterprise solution that manages the complete deal process and all Angel Group operations.  Boasting a fully integrated VDR (Virtual Data Room) for due diligence, social media networking features for member events and payments, tasks and messaging, ProSeeder provides the necessary operational tools to efficiently move deals from screening to the closing binder.  Syndicate with confidence, as ProSeeder controls and tracks access to all internal documents and communications.  ProSeeder is Your platform, at Your web domain, fully branded and customized for You.

RGA, with its Venture Funding & Business Advisory/Coaching Services, helps both companies and non-profits be more “Business Healthy” so they “Have Their Income Equal More ™”. Since “You Cannot Make a Second First Impression”, RGA has the needed experience with Slide Decks, Executive Summaries’ AND most importantly the Words to be Spoken before Investors...then important Introductions.

Launched at the end of 2016, Salveo Capital is an alternative investment firm specializing in the legalized cannabis space, particularly ancillary businesses. Salveo Capital's approach is to bring an institutional quality discipline to company vetting, investment structures and portfolio management. The Firm is committed to shaping the early-stage, yet rapidly growing, industry by providing funding and development to companies with the will and vision to be the future faces of legalized marijuana. As cannabis legalization spreads, Salveo Capital seeks to build long term sustainable companies and support innovative technologies, products and services to help address the unique requirements of the industry. The firm is based in Northbrook, Illinois, and with vertical industry executives and cannabis operating advisors across the country, including key markets of California and Colorado. For more information, please visit

STRATA Trust Company has quickly joined the ranks as a top tier national custodian specializing in the custody of alternative assets and non-exchange traded investments. With over 34,000 accounts and $1.8 billion in assets under custody, STRATA works with investment professionals and platforms nationwide.

As a Texas-chartered custodian, we take pride in empowering investors to reach their retirement goals by providing custody and administration of private LPs, LLCs, stock, real estate, hedge funds and more, primarily in self-directed IRAs. With a well-established reputation for honesty and integrity, STRATA is committed to delivering responsive, flexible and innovative custody and technology solutions.

From the demand-side for startups, TDP provides global 2000 corporations a managed service to help them close their respective innovation gaps by crowd sourcing innovation from the global pipeline of startups.  TDP’s managed service combines an AI and machine learning platform with human intelligence to allow corporations to address the data-asymmetry challenges that plague the startup ecosystem.  And this allows corporations to better innovate in real time for financial impact.  TDP developed the managed service at the behest of Japanese global 2000 corporations.  TDP is now focusing on supporting the supply side of startups—including working with the angel community, in order to better serve TDP’s demand-side clients.

VentureWell is on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world's biggest challenges.

2018 Supporters

Fileboard’s account based sales development and sales platform gets you 300% more appointments and wins. Find all your account based sales tools integrated in one platform utilizing data-driven customer engagement and deep machine learning to prioritize your sales tasks.
Seraf is a professional portfolio management tool for investors in early stage companies. Our solution enables individual investors, angel groups, family offices, funds, micro-VCs, and accelerators to track, analyze, optimize, report on and value their portfolios. Seraf puts the power of organization and analysis in their hands, and it puts organized records within the grasp of their clients, advisors and family.

Want to connect with ACA Angels at our Summit in Boston, April 18-20, 2018?  Check out our 2018 ACA Summit Sponsorship Overview Here.