• We fund and build the future.

    Prototype Capital's mission is build lasting 100-year businesses

    by selling revolutionary products that solve difficult problems,

    mostly by overcoming challenging engineering obstacles.

    We do this by in two ways: 1) fund and be there alongside the most

    ambitious founders around the country and 2) build and spin out

    companies from our internal studio.

  • Here's how we work

    We believe in radical transparency

  • We spend most of our time advising

    After exiting a company in the past, we've learned that money is cheap but good guidance is hard to come by. We're here to help you make the tough decisions as "Virtual CEOs." We really want to be your co-founder on demand and help you make tough decisions at 3 AM when the going gets tough:

    • decide which engineer to hire,
    • how to hold meetings effectively,
    • how to make decisions at scale,
    • how to hire an executive,
    • how to run interviews, 
    • how to fire an employee,
    • how to do enterprise sales,
    • help you raise your next round,
    • decide whether to sell
  • We are distributed

    The next great innovation in AgriTech is more likely to come out of Idaho than San Francisco

    We believe that there are great entrepreneurs outside of just places like Silicon Valley. To help empower them and help build the ecosystem in more recently developed startup hubs, our fund has a decentralized structure with partners at universities and cities around the nation.

     

    If you're looking to get in touch with us, the best way in is to get in touch with your regional partner (or if you're interested in being a partner in your area, let us know!).

  • How we help

    We pride ourselves in getting down in the trenches with founders

    • Once you're our portfolio company, we will do everything we can to help you raise your Series A 
    • We have a team of "experts in residence" who will put in day-to-day time into your company 
    • Our writer in residence will write any and all blog posts, case studies, and copy you want 
    • Our social media expert in residence will manage all your social accounts 
    • Our marketer in residence will create and execute a branding strategy from scratch for your company 
    • Whenever you're looking to hire, our team will help you find, recruit, and sell the very best talent on joining 
    • You get access to the massive network (below) of all our partners, scouts, team members, and advisors for connections to fundraise, hire, and partner 
    • We help our portfolio companies partner with corporations via our Corporate Connect Program
    • We connect you  with advisers who have vested interest and aren't just on the web page for the sake of it
    • We provide guaranteed press opportunities (i.e., TechCrunch, Forbes, HuffPost, StartupGrind)
    • Over $100k in free access to products from our partners like Amazon Web Services credits   
    • We're currently working to provide pro-bono legal and accounting work
  • "You're the only investor I've had who actually calls to help out and do work not just ask for updates"

    ~ Jiren Parikh, CEO at Ghost Robotics

  • Our Advisors and Partners Were Raised In Success

    Here's the network you can access, anytime, anywhere

  • We invest $10k-$100k checks

    We generally like to chip in follow-on capital and don't usually take board seats. Most of our value isn't in the cash we provide but rather our mentorship, our connections, and the sleeves-up time we spent working day-to-day. We're interested in any company building a product that's better than the status quo by 10x but spend most of our time looking into the following spaces:

    • Robotics and Artificial General Intelligence
    • Machine Learning for X 
    • Healthcare 
    • BioTech and Bioinformatics
    • FinTech
    • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and X (Cross) Reality 
    • CleanTech
    • Hardware and IoT
    • Agriculture Tech
    • Consumer and Enterprise Software 
    • E-Commerce
    • Consumer Packaged Goods 
  • Our Partners

    We provide over $150k in free services to our portfolio companies