Hi there!

This is Propllr’s inaugural, occasional posting of cool, interesting, amusing or insightful nuggets about startups, founders and related areas – we’ll be doing these more frequently than quarterly, but less frequently than weekly (subscribe here).

Hope you enjoy.

Some startup PR thoughts and advice…

Some lessons for startup founders from the interweb…

What we’re fixated on…

A new client…

  • Quotacy is an online life insurance agent that offers fast and accurate quotes without you having to share any contact info. No more sales calls during Game of Thrones.

Some new friends…

  • Jeff Carter, a founding member of Hyde Park Angels, is as interesting and engaging as they come. A must-stop on the Chicago seed-round circuit, Jeff has an acerbic wit and tons of energy. Check out his latest – West Loop Ventures.
  • Jason Henrichs, in just a few months, has become Chicago’s most plugged in fintech networker. If you’re in fintech, you have to be a part of FinTEx “cluster.”

An old friend…

  • We caught up with Jake Hamann at SXSW and he is just killing it with OneFire, his digital design and development shop in Peoria (yes, Peoria). Doing tons of work in virtual reality for bigtime Fortune 500 clients. Also the driving force of the thriving Startup Peoria group. Super impressive dude you should get to know, and who will soon be making waves here in Chicago.

A great group we support…

A sampling of recent client placements…

If you made it this far, then I hope you feel it was time well-spent (and again – you can subscribe here).

Until next time,

Josh
@propllrhead