Protein Evolution

Ushering in a new era of sustainable and circular plastics.

Based in New Haven, Connecticut, we’re a multidisciplinary team of scientific minds, passionately invested in making a positive impact on our world. We are helping the chemicals industry transition to a lower-carbon, circular economy. We ask the tough questions, we imagine a better way—and then we work together to make it happen.

The Fo unders
  • Connor Lynn


    Chief Business Officer

    Connor Lynn is a co-founder and the chief business officer of Protein Evolution. Previously, Connor served as the Chief of Staff for 4Catalyzer, and oversaw strategic events across the companies. Connor helped put together the deals to bring Butterfly Network, Quantum-Si, Hyperfine, and Liminal Sciences to the public markets – resulting in over $1.25B of gross proceeds. Separately, Connor helped finance and build out the business models for some of the earlier-stage 4Catalyzer companies.

  • Scott Stankey


    Chief Technology Officer

    Scott Stankey is a co-founder and the chief technology officer of Protein Evolution. Previously, Scott was a consultant at McKinsey and Company where he built artificial intelligence products for plastics pricing, movie development, and anti-doping measures for major sporting leagues. Prior to that, he helped build and teach Yale's first graduate deep learning classes. His background is in theoretical mathematics, focusing on algebraic geometry and matroid theory.

  • Dr. Jonathan Rothberg


    Scientific Advisor

    A 2015 recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Dr. Jonathan Rothberg is an internationally recognized inventor and entrepreneur. Among his many accomplishments are the building of 454 Life Sciences (the first next-generation DNA sequencing platform) and Ion Torrent (the machine that first decoded Omicron). In 2011, he started 4Catalyzer, a biotech incubator that has founded, financed and brought public companies including Butterfly Network, Quantum-Si and Hyperfine.

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