John D'Orazio

Founder & CEO

John is a Co-founder of Ikove, powering commercialization efforts at leading research institutions. Additionally, John is a Founder at Proton Enterprises, a venture development firm focused on disruptive technologies to empower entrepreneurship. John is an International Business Innovation Certified Incubator Manager, bringing a hands-on owner/operator mentality to his work, having been a co-founder of 10+ businesses. He has invested/advised over 50 technology companies and is actively involved as a board member at Nikola Labs, CWD, Cognovi Labs, eLum Technologies, ParaGen Technologies, and LEVE foundation. John graduated cum laude from Xavier University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and minor in Entrepreneurial Studies. In 2016, John was awarded the Xavier University Magis Award, recognized as an alumnus who, within 15 years of graduation, has achieved a high degree of excellence and embodies Jesuit morals and ethical values.