Proterra Stock | Automotive | Founded: 2004 | Funding to Date: $608,195,380

Proterra is an American designer and manufacturer of electric buses and charging systems founded by Dale Hill in 2004. The company is credited with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 5,000,000 lb. CO2 equivalent when compared to conventional diesel and CNG buses. Proterra’s key products include EcoRide BE35 – a battery-powered electric bus with 60 passenger capacity and Catalyst – a fuel-efficient 100% electric bus with 70 passenger capacity. The company also offers custom built double-decker buses with its proprietary battery packs. Proterra has its headquarters in California and manufactures its buses in California and South Carolina. As of 2017, the company sold over 400 vehicles across US and Canada.

ENTERPRISE VALUE (based on primary fundings)

Key Investors
88 Green Ventures
Constellation Ventures
Edison Energy
General Motors Ventures
Global Investment Partners
Hennessey Capital
Hercules Technology Growth Capital
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Middle East Venture Partners

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Management Team
  • Ryan Popple - CEO & President
  • Amy Ard - Chief Financial Officer
  • Gary Horvat - CTO
  • Dale Hill - Founder
  • Joann Covington - Chief Legal Officer & Head of Government Relations
Board Members
  • Jan Van Dokkum - Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Lydia Kennard JD - Self
  • Michael Smith JD - Constellation Technology Ventures
  • Jennifer Granholm JD - Self
  • Brook Porter - Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Pasquale Romano - Self
  • Rob Johnson Ph.D - Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Ryan Popple - Proterra
  • Tom von Reichbauer - Self


Wall Street Journal

The special-purpose acquisition company will use $278 million raised through an initial public offering in September as well as $415 million being raised in a private investment in public securities transaction to help finance the deal, regulatory filings show.