Founded in 2006, Plug and Play, or Plug and Play Tech Center, is a global accelerator and venture capital firm headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The firm invests in technology startups of any stage. The firm also provides non-equity accelerator programs which bring together Fortune 500 corporations and startups for pilots, POCs, strategic investment, and mergers and acquisitions. The firm has offices in Germany, France, China, Japan, and other locations. The firm focuses on companies operating in Insurance technology, Internet of Things, Financial technology, Brand & Retail, Mobility, Health, and other sectors. The firm's principals, Saeed Amidhozour and Rahim Amidhozour, have been investing in startups since 1998.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Plug and Play participates in Seed, Angel and Series A funding where they often co-invest with their strategic partners. Through years of experience and as part of their network, Plug and Play has put together a world-class network of serial entrepreneurs, strategic investors, and industry leaders who actively assist the firm with its successful and growing investment portfolio.
MANA Common, led by CEO and visionary entrepreneur Moishe Mana, today announced that it will partner with the global innovation platform, Plug and Play, to establish a presence within Downtown Miami's Flagler District.
A microventure capital firm and syndicate in California that focuses on seed and early stage investments.
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New Wave Foods is a biotechnology company developing plant based alternative seafood products. The company is based out of San Francisco, California and was founded in 2015 by Dominique Barnes and Michelle Wolf.
Guardant Health is a Redwood City, California-based biotechnology company developing precision oncology treatments.
Onfido is an identity verification service for enterprises.
Artificial intelligence to help perform visual tasks with more speed, accuracy, and scale
ThroughPut Inc. is a Palo Alto, California-based supply chain management software developer founded by Ali Raza.
A patient connection and relationship management company, using artificial intelligence-enabled technology to drive more meaningful patient-doctor engagements while improving care utilization and pathways.
Omniscience is an artificial intelligence company providing automated underwriting and risk intelligence services for the insurance industry.
Riffyn is a company that develops cloud-based R&D software that they call the Scientific Development Environment (SDE). The SDE is a computer aided design (CAD) platform allowing users to visually design processes and experiments, execute experiments, collect and analyze data in real-time using machine learning, and share results and protocols eas
Skytree, Inc is a San Jose, California-based company.
Chronicled is a blockchain company founded by Ryan Orr, Samantha Radocchia, Maurizio Greco and David Aho.
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A company that develops material-handling technology for manufacturing and warehouse logistics.
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Mozio is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2011 by David Litwak, Joseph Metzinger and Emre Mangir.
Orbital Insight is a U.S-based company developing geospatial analytics software.
A company developing DNA sequencing technologies and systems
Contiq is a San Jose, California-based enterprise software and marketing and sales company using machine learning and data analysis founded in 2016 by Arun Lal and Rahul Kapoor.
Blueprint Income is a company that provides pre-determined retirement options
Insurdata is a Denver and London-based insurance technology and big data company founded in 2017 by Cory Isaacson.
Extraordinary Re is a Bermuda-based insurance platform provider offering risk transfer from the insurance industry to capital market investors.
A software company using machine learning to create solutions for the manufacturing and automotive industries.
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The 6th batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Insurtech program.
The 3rd batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Insurtech program.
The 7th batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Insurtech program.
The 2nd batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Insurtech program.
The 4th batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Insurtech program.
The 5th batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Insurtech program.
The 1st batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Insurtech program.
The 9th batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Insurtech program.
The 8th batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Fintech program.
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What is Plug and Play Tech Center?
December 1, 2015
- CompanyA company, abbreviated 'co.', is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise.
- Cluster: BiotechnologyA cluster of topics related to biotechnology.
- Cluster: Venture capitalA cluster of topics related to venture capital.
- Venture capitalA form of financing or funding for emerging companies. Investment on early-stage companies in exchange for equity in the companies they invest in.
- Startup acceleratorSupport startups with funding, mentoring, training and events for a definite period (usually three months), in exchange for equity.