We’re thrilled to share that our Founder and CEO, Benj Cohen, has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Enterprise Technology category. This recognition reflects Benj's innovative work in making sales more efficient in distribution through AI-powered CRM software. It's a signal that the world is starting to recognize the importance and potential of the distribution sector, an industry often overlooked despite its critical role in global commerce.
Benj learned about distribution firsthand at Benco Dental, a family business started by his great-grandfather. His insight into the industry has been pivotal to Proton.ai's success and has enabled our company to secure $20 million in Series A funding from investors including Felicis and Battery Ventures. Today, we’re proud to be trusted by some of the world’s largest distributors.
In response to the recognition, Benj Cohen shared, "It's incredibly rewarding to see the hard work and dedication of our entire team being recognized. It’s a reflection of our shared commitment to our mission to build transformative CRM software for distributors. I'm deeply grateful for the support of our team, customers, partners, and investors.”
Looking ahead to 2024, Benj remains committed to supporting our growing team, focusing on customers success, and continuing to enhance our software. He is dedicated to making a positive impact in the distribution industry by creating CRM software that seamlessly fits into distributors’ everyday workflows, is enjoyable to use, and drives real results.