Automated Transit Networks (ATNs) are also known as Personal Rapid Transit (PRT).
Praetor Capital's mission is to shine a light on the emerging Automated Transit Network (ATN) industry and spread the message that it is a feasible C21 solution to the urban transportation crisis. The clean-energy industry is at a tipping point currently with 14+ projects contracted globally and a set of early-stage provider firms.
Praetor works to make institutional capital aware of ATN's disruptive nature, the various ATN firms, and the planned urban ATN systems. To this end, the firm leads with investment research and provides advisory, capital-raising and consulting services to the ATN / PRT ecosystem.
This ATN ecosystem includes:
The firm has relationships with 50+ investment funds, banks and risk firms in the USA, Mexico, UK, EU, China and Africa.
Jan Pretorius of Praetor Capital holds a B-Econ and MBA cum laude from Stellenbosch University. He is South African born and resides in Park City, USA.
Jan is a former investment banker and New York-based strategy consultant who has served Wall Street firms and leading corporations like Goldman Sachs, Bain & Co, Citibank, PwC, Google, Amazon, Deloitte, Sun Capital, Siemens, Calpine and Verizon.
His experience includes six years at global publishing firm Elsevier where he was Head of M&A and, prior to that, VP Strategy. He’s an experienced ‘quant’ financial markets trader and is Series 3 Certified (NFA, commercial derivatives trading) and co-founded a volatility trading fund. He is also familiar with the challenges and dynamics of startups, having led and sold two early-stage companies.
Jan's introduction to ATNs / PRT was with Strategy Consulting Firm Booz Allen Hamilton in 2009 when he led the Booz team on a PRT commercialization engagement. He has been dedicated to ATNs since 2018 and has worked with several ATN firms in North America, Central America, Africa, India and China. He recently served as Vuba Corp’s CFO in addition to his Praetor work.