About John D'Orazio
John D’Orazio is a Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Ikove
Venture Partners and Ikove Advisory Partners. 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 Association Certified Incubator Manager and acts
as a close advisor for a number of startup companies. John
brings a hands-on owner/operator mentality to his work,
having been a venture development founder of 10+ businesses.
He has invested/advised over 50 disruptive technology
companies and is actively involved as a board member at
Nikola Labs, Circular Wave Drive, Cognovi Labs, ParaGen
Technologies, and LEVE foundation.
Previously, John worked in the Internal Sales Department at Federated Investors, and spent time working on social business development in Haiti. 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.