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Proterra

16 Disclosed Funding Rounds $679,760,700

0 Participating Investments


Energy Storage, Public Transportation, Automotive, Manufacturing, Battery

Proterra develops battery-electric buses that help eliminate fossil fuel dependency and reduce costs.

Burlingame, California, United States, North America (US)

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Founded date 01, 2004

Founders Dale Hill, Ryan Popple

Operating Status Active

Funding Stage Late Stage Venture

Last Funding Type Series H

Company Type For Profit


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Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission, heavy-duty electric vehicles, enabling bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across North America. The company’s configurable Catalyst platform is designed to serve the daily mileage needs of a wide range of transit routes on a single charge. With industry-leading durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. independent testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles. Proterra's revolutionary battery-electric transit vehicles help fleet operators abandon fossil fuels, improve environmental quality, and reduce operating costs. Together with their customers, they have prevented more than 55 million pounds of greenhouse gases from escaping into the atmosphere and avoided burning some 2 million gallons of fuel. The company was established in 2004 and is based in Burlingame, California, USA.

Date Round Raised Lead
October, 15, 2020 Series H $200,000,000 Cowen Group
July, 30, 2020 Secondary Market Undisclosed 40 North Ventures
September, 19, 2018 Series G $155,000,000 Daimler, Tao Capital Partners
June, 13, 2017 Series F $55,000,000 Generation Investment Management
January, 03, 2017 Series E $140,000,000 -------
July, 05, 2015 Seed Undisclosed -------
June, 30, 2015 Debt Financing $25,000,000 Miriam Rivera, Mike Dorsey
June, 30, 2015 Series D $30,000,000 -------
June, 15, 2015 Series D $31,000,000 -------
January, 08, 2014 Series C $34,210,700 Tao Capital Partners
December, 12, 2013 Series C $35,000,000 Nick Pritzker, Joby Pritzker
December, 19, 2012 Series B $25,000,000 Hennessey Capital
November, 21, 2012 Series B $23,000,000 Hennessey Capital
October, 25, 2011 Venture - Series Unknown $15,000,000 Silicon Valley Bank
June, 13, 2011 Series A $30,000,000 SoftBank Vision Fund, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock
June, 09, 2010 Venture - Series Unknown $20,000,000 MK Energy and Infrastructure

Proterra Investors (69)

Investor Lead? Round Participating Raise Date Partners
Climate Solutions Fund No Series H $200,000,000 October, 15, 2020 -------
Broadscale No Series H $200,000,000 October, 15, 2020 -------
Soros Fund Management No Series H $200,000,000 October, 15, 2020 -------
Cowen Group Yes Series H $200,000,000 October, 15, 2020 -------
40 North Ventures Yes Secondary Market Undisclosed July, 30, 2020 -------
Daimler Yes Series G $155,000,000 September, 19, 2018 -------
G2VP No Series G $155,000,000 September, 19, 2018 -------
Tao Capital Partners Yes Series G $155,000,000 September, 19, 2018 -------
VentureSouth No Series G $155,000,000 September, 19, 2018 -------
General Motors Ventures No Series G $155,000,000 September, 19, 2018 -------
Generation Investment Management Yes Series F $55,000,000 June, 13, 2017 -------
Traverse Venture Partners No Series F $55,000,000 June, 13, 2017 -------
Upstate Carolina Angel Network No Series F $55,000,000 June, 13, 2017 -------
VentureSouth No Series F $55,000,000 June, 13, 2017 -------
BMW i Ventures No Series F $55,000,000 June, 13, 2017 -------
Kleiner Perkins No Series E $140,000,000 January, 03, 2017 -------
Upstate Carolina Angel Network No Series E $140,000,000 January, 03, 2017 -------
General Motors Ventures No Series E $140,000,000 January, 03, 2017 -------
VentureSouth No Series E $140,000,000 January, 03, 2017 -------
Constellation Technology Ventures No Series E $140,000,000 January, 03, 2017 -------
Edison Energy No Series E $140,000,000 January, 03, 2017 -------
88 Green Ventures No Series E $140,000,000 January, 03, 2017 -------
Tao Capital Partners No Series E $140,000,000 January, 03, 2017 -------
Obvious Ventures No Series E $140,000,000 January, 03, 2017 -------
Vision Ridge Capital Partners No Series D $30,000,000 June, 30, 2015 -------
Upstate Carolina Angel Network No Series D $30,000,000 June, 30, 2015 -------
Constellation Technology Ventures No Series D $30,000,000 June, 30, 2015 -------
Edison Energy No Series D $30,000,000 June, 30, 2015 -------
88 Green Ventures No Series D $30,000,000 June, 30, 2015 -------
Hennessey Capital No Series D $30,000,000 June, 30, 2015 -------
TAO Investments No Series D $30,000,000 June, 30, 2015 -------
Miriam Rivera Yes Debt Financing $25,000,000 June, 30, 2015 -------
Mike Dorsey Yes Debt Financing $25,000,000 June, 30, 2015 -------
VentureSouth No Series D $31,000,000 June, 15, 2015 -------
88 Green Ventures No Series C $34,210,700 January, 08, 2014 -------
Hennessey Capital No Series C $34,210,700 January, 08, 2014 -------
Vision Ridge Capital Partners No Series C $34,210,700 January, 08, 2014 -------
Upstate Carolina Angel Network No Series C $34,210,700 January, 08, 2014 -------
Tao Capital Partners Yes Series C $34,210,700 January, 08, 2014 -------
Kleiner Perkins No Series C $34,210,700 January, 08, 2014 -------
General Motors Ventures No Series C $34,210,700 January, 08, 2014 -------
VentureSouth No Series C $35,000,000 December, 12, 2013 -------
Nick Pritzker Yes Series C $35,000,000 December, 12, 2013 -------
Joby Pritzker Yes Series C $35,000,000 December, 12, 2013 -------
VentureSouth No Series B $25,000,000 December, 19, 2012 -------
NMT Capital No Series B $25,000,000 December, 19, 2012 -------
88 Green Ventures No Series B $25,000,000 December, 19, 2012 -------
Hennessey Capital Yes Series B $25,000,000 December, 19, 2012 -------
88 Green Ventures No Series B $23,000,000 November, 21, 2012 -------
Hennessey Capital Yes Series B $23,000,000 November, 21, 2012 -------
Global Investment Partners No Series B $23,000,000 November, 21, 2012 -------
Vision Ridge Capital Partners No Series B $23,000,000 November, 21, 2012 -------
Upstate Carolina Angel Network No Series B $23,000,000 November, 21, 2012 -------
Kleiner Perkins No Series B $23,000,000 November, 21, 2012 -------
General Motors Ventures No Series B $23,000,000 November, 21, 2012 -------
Silicon Valley Bank Yes Venture - Series Unknown $15,000,000 October, 25, 2011 -------
Edison Energy No Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
88 Green Ventures No Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
Vision Ridge Capital Partners No Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
Upstate Carolina Angel Network No Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
Toyota AI Ventures No Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
Tao Capital Partners No Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
South Carolina Research Authority No Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
SoftBank Vision Fund Yes Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
Mitsui Global Investment No Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
Kleiner Perkins Yes Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
Greylock Yes Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
General Motors Ventures No Series A $30,000,000 June, 13, 2011 -------
MK Energy and Infrastructure Yes Venture - Series Unknown $20,000,000 June, 09, 2010 -------