Our story begins at CERN, where the web was born.
Proton was founded in 2014 by former CERN scientists brought together by a shared vision of a free and private internet. In 2021, the inventor of the World Wide Web and fellow CERN scientist, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, joined our advisory board.
We developed our first service, Proton Mail, with the help of a public crowdfunding campaign and community input. To this day, Proton remains a community-supported company, with user subscriptions as our only source of revenue.
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