Protonet, a European provider of project management and collaboration solutions, today announced it is entering the U.S. market with the opening of its new office in the San Francisco Bay area.
The company, which was awarded the Crowdfunding World Champion by Seedmatch, with an investment of three million euros and was later elected the 2014 startup of the year, offers up a social project management and collaboration software called Protonet SOUL. It provides a single integrated platform for workgroup communication, file sharing, and task management.
Protonet SOUL is available on Protonet Private Cloud Servers (a private cloud solution located within company firewalls) and through SOUL Live (a public cloud service delivered via the Internet located in data centers following strict privacy policies).
Protonet reportedly also fills this gap by providing the easiest way for companies to run a private cloud. Just plug in the power and the Internet and the Protonet Private Cloud Server will provide increased productivity and security compliance in an affordable solution.
In addition, Protonet is now a Y Combinator company, a member of the tech incubator’s Winter 2016 batch of startups. Jared Friedman, Partner at Y Combinator, stated:
“Protonet has the potential to disrupt the $25B Enterprise Content Management space. Protonet’s magical orange box is the first product that can run on-premise but is easy enough for small businesses to use.”
Y Combinator is a venture fund which focuses on seed investments to startup companies. It offers financing as well as business consulting along with other opportunities. Notable alumna includes Reddit, Airbnb, Docker, Scribd, and Dropbox.
Ali Jelveh, co-founder, and CEO of Protonet, added:
“We started with a new idea and Y Combinator is helping us shape it into a product that will change an industry. The Y Combinator consultation and process is definitely making our products and business better.”