Procopio Business Advisors LLC

Procopio Business Advisors, LLC (PBA) provides clients with business and management counsel, working with and recruiting entrepreneurs with deep domain experience specific to our clients’  industry and needs. PBA clients receive a situational analysis, action plan and leadership support in implementing the strategies necessary for sustainable growth and/or becoming an attractive acquisition opportunity.

Entrepreneurs and domain experts recruited by PBA provide commercial  and intellectual property experience and apply proven tools to assist clients in developing a strategic business plan and a compelling investor presentation that can open doors for investment and further due diligence conversations. The business plan includes a refined business model, competitive positioning and market entry plan that assist the company to accelerate growth, along with a financial model to support financial sustainability.  After completing the onboarding process, the PBA client may be ready for the next step, including meeting with capital providers and strategic partners.


Ruprecht von Buttlar is responsible for the direction and development of non-legal consulting projects for new and existing clients. He brings significant senior level experience that helps position PBA as the premier consulting and strategic management company in San Diego.

Prior to joining Procopio, Ruprecht was Vice President, Business Creation & Development for CONNECT, where he developed a number of initiatives, including the internationally recognized Springboard program, access to capital, technology transfer acceleration and Global Services. During Ruprecht’s stewardship of the Springboard program, more than 400 companies were launched in San Diego, across the life science, technology, clean-tech, sports innovation and consumer products verticals. The survival rate of these companies is 65% and they raised $ 1.5Billion in capital to date.

Ruprecht’s past leadership roles include global chief executive, general management and business development positions in the Internet and communications industries with companies including Motorola, DSC Communications (Alcatel), Nortel Networks, Scientific Atlanta and Aegis Broadband.

PBA’s team of strategic thinkers brings a wealth of experience guiding and mentoring early stage companies through the formative stages of business plan development, validation and funding.

Procopio LaunchPad

Founded in 2012, The Procopio LaunchPad serves as an incubator and an initial investor in technology start-up companies, committing valuable real estate and business support services to promising startup firms in San Diego. The LaunchPad helps companies with their business and investor pitches and metrics, provides access to operating space, conference rooms and amenities, legal counsel from Procopio lawyers and business advice from successful entrepreneurs and domain experts.

More Information

To learn more about Procopio Business Advisors and the LaunchPad, contact Ruprecht von Buttlar at 619.906.5758 or via email at