ProtonMail is a new service that provides easy to use secure email. ProtonMail's secure email system is designed around the principle of zero access. This means user data cannot be read by ProtonMail and turned over to third parties because ProtonMail servers do not store user encryption keys. The service is backwards compatible with insecure email providers such as Gmail and Yahoo and does not require the installation of any software to use. ProtonMail is based in Geneva, Switzerland and provides users additional protection through extraordinarily strong Swiss privacy laws.

Company Growth (employees)
Plan Les Ouates, CH
Size (employees)
27 (est)+13%
ProtonMail was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Plan-les-Ouates, CH

ProtonMail Office Locations

ProtonMail has an office in Plan-les-Ouates
Plan-les-Ouates, CH (HQ)
Chemin du Pré-Fleuri, 3 CH-1228

ProtonMail Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$2.6 m

Latest funding size

$2 m

Time since last funding

over 2 years


ProtonMail's latest funding round in March 2015 was reported to be $2 m. In total, ProtonMail has raised $2.6 m

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ProtonMail News and Updates

ProtonMail opens free ProtonVPN service to everyone

Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail has opened the free version of its virtual private network (VPN) service to everyone. The Swiss company first unveiled ProtonVPN back in March, but the service didn’t fully launch to the public until a few months later. As with its main email product, Prot…

ProtonMail adds Bitcoin support so you can pay for e2e encrypted email more privately

 End-to-end encrypted email provider ProtonMail has added official support for payment in Bitcoin. In a blog about the addition, it notes: “Starting from version 3.11 of ProtonMail it is now possible to pay for premium ProtonMail secure email account using Bitcoin.” Read More

ProtonMail now wants businesses to use its encrypted email service

ProtonMail has unveiled its latest initiative to make its encrypted email services available to the masses, with the quiet rollout of a new Professional subscription tier aimed at businesses. The Swiss startup was founded out of CERN in 2013 and after a period in beta launched its service globally l…

ProtonMail moves beyond encrypted emails and into VPNs with the global launch of ProtonVPN

ProtonMail has officially launched its first new standalone service, three years after the company’s original encrypted email service went to market. With ProtonVPN, the Swiss company is doubling down on its privacy-focused smarts with a new virtual private network (VPN) service. A beta version of P…

Encrypted email service ProtonMail is building a separate VPN app

Encrypted email service ProtonMail is expanding its privacy smarts into virtual private networks (VPNs), as the Swiss startup has quietly launched a new VPN app for some paid ProtonMail users. ProtonVPN launched in beta a couple of weeks back, with a wider launch expected sometime later this spring.…

ProtonMail adds Tor onion site to fight risk of state censorship

 Swiss-based PGP end-to-end encrypted email provider, ProtonMail, now has an onion address, allowing users to access its service via a direct connection to the Tor anonymizing network — in what it describes as an active measure aimed at defending against state-sponsored censorship. Read More
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