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Proton Enterprises

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders James Murphy John D'Orazio


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Total investments 18
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 1.64
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 5

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Gaming
  • Cloud Computing

In 2012 was created Proton Enterprises, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The current fund was established by James Murphy, John D'Orazio.

The top activity for fund was in 2016. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Proton Enterprises, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Ohio Third Frontier, John D'Orazio. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are John D'Orazio, Ikove Capital Partners, Y Combinator. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, Innovation Works, Initialized Capital.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Real Time, Management Information Systems. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Cognovi Labs, Nikola, WONDER. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Mobile Apps
Professional Networking
Social Media
01 Jan 2022 Lewes, England, United Kingdom

SPAR Technology Corp.

Developer Platform
01 Jan 2019 Los Angeles, California, United States

Primal Kitchen

01 Jan 2018 Oxnard, California, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
30 May 2017 Columbus, Ohio, United States

Wright Electric Airplanes

Air Transportation
Electric Vehicle
01 Dec 2016 Albany, New York, United States

Nikola Labs Inc.

Consumer Electronics
Electrical Distribution
Industrial Automation
Industrial Manufacturing
Internet of Things
$1M16 Oct 2016 Ohio, United States


Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
Management Information Systems
$1M20 Jul 2016 Mountain View, California, United States


Consumer Electronics
01 Jul 2016 Los Angeles, California, United States

Health Care
$800K01 Apr 2016 Fremont, California, United States


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