Instrumentl

Easily find and apply to scientific grants

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Kevin Hale
Partner, @ycombinator
I used to work in a research support division at a university and researchers were always struggling with 3 things: Where to find grants that make sense, properly formatting and gathering everything to apply, and getting the application in on time. Instrumentl would have been a godsend for them back in the day. It allows them to avoid what is tedious and get back to doing what they do best: doing good science.
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Angela Braren
Maker
CEO / Co-founder, Instrumentl
@ilikevests thanks for the hunt, Kevin!
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Angela Braren
Maker
CEO / Co-founder, Instrumentl
Hey hunters! My name is Angela and I'm the CEO and one of the creators of Instrumentl. We're a team of 4 former scientists, university administrators, and hackers who are trying to build a better system for science funding. We're starting with a set of features we think will save researchers a ton of time. 1 - we match researchers with perfect grants 2 - researchers can apply to their matches via easy online application forms 3 - we handle any required formatting and make sure the application is complete before sending it off to the funder. I'd love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions. Thanks! Angela
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@angelabraren Hi all! I'm another creator of Instrument - just re-iterating what @AngelaBraren said, we'd love to hear your feedback/comments!
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Nima Gardideh
Co-Founder – Pearmill
Is there a catch? Do you end up taking a % of the grant to support yourself? This seems very interesting otherwise :)
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Thanks @ngardideh! Right now we're charging a monthly subscription to researchers, academic labs & science-oriented non-profits to use the service rather than take a fee from the grant.
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John Exley
Sales, Yieldmo
This feels right up @markbao's alley -- love to hear your thoughts, brother!
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Mark BaoFounder, know/how
@johnexley This simultaneously addresses two inefficiencies: writing a grant proposal and the grant matchmaking process which seems totally unstandardized. With how much time researchers spend on grant-writing, seems extremely cost-effective if it works. Love this.
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Gauri Manglik
Maker
Co-founder, Instrumentl
@markbao @johnexley yes! you totally get it Mark. Thanks for the kind words.
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Gauri Manglik
Maker
Co-founder, Instrumentl
@joshrweinstein thanks josh!
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