Plug and Play

Plug and Play

A Sunnyvale, California-based company founded by Saeed Amidi that offers a service that includes accelerator programs, corporate innovation, and investment. Previous investments include Dropbox, PayPal, Lending Club, N26, FiscalNote, Honey, Rappi, Guardant Health, Shippo, and SoundHound.

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.

Investment

Plug and Play has helped grow companies such as PayPal, Danger, Google, DropBox, LendingClub, Zoosk, SoundHound, CreditSesame, Skytree, and has over 400 more early-stage startups in its portfolio.

Accelerated Companies

Timeline

January 22, 2021
Mana Common announces partnership with Plug and Play

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.

March 2017
Plug and Play launches 9 new accelerator programs

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Owkin

Owkin is a medical treatment and therapeutics company founded by Thomas Clozel. They develop artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to augment and develop medical and biological research.

A microventure capital firm and syndicate in California that focuses on seed and early stage investments.

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.

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.

Breinify is an artificial Intelligence company offering an automated marketing platform for e-commerce companies, founded by Diane Keng and Philipp Meisen.

A company that develops an material-handling technology for manufacturing and warehouse logistics.

Bond Pet Foods is a biotechnology company located in Nederland, Colorado, founded in 2015 by Rich Kelleman. Bond Pet Foods is making "cruelty free" real animal protein pet foods using cellular agriculture.

An artificial intelligence company with a cognitive process mining software platform that leverages computer vision and machine intelligence for process mining and discovery. It was founded in 2018 and is located San Francisco, California.

Blueprint Income is a company that provides pre-determined retirement options

Mozio is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2011 by David Litwak, Joseph Metzinger and Emre Mangir.

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.

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.

Honey is a browser extension that automatically finds and applies coupon codes at checkout with a single click.

A software company offering a platform for international students to find and apply to top universities.

Credit Sesame is a Sunnyvale, California-based personal finance company and online tool to help people save money on mortgages and loans.

OLSET is a San Francisco-based company founded by Gadi Bashvitz.

Zenplace is an artificial intelligence company using technology, data and related insights, and industry professionals to provide property management services.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Plug & Play Future Commerce Fund I, L.P.
25,000,000
November 2019
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Accelerator batches

Accelerator Batch
Description
Accelerator batch companies
Plug and Play Insurtech Batch 6

The 6th batch of companies to be accelerated in the Plug and Play Insurtech program.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Charlie Hilton

Global Head of Marketing

George Damouny

Partner

George Damouny

Employee

Ivan Zgomba

Partner

Juan-Luis Hortelano

Employee

Jupe Tan

Employee

Kevin Parakkattu

Investor

Michael Olmstead

Chief Revenue Officer

Mohannad El-Khairy

Employee

Nick Chow

Investor

Nick Daley

Investor

Noorjit Sidhu

Investor

Ruben Colomer

Employee

Saeed Amidi

CEO & Founder

Saeed Amidi

Founder and CEO

Scott Robinson

Employee

Tarek Elessawi

Investor

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

What is Plug and Play Tech Center?

December 1, 2015

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Actifile

Cybersecurity

airXsys

Mobility

Aves Netsec

Cybersecurity

Bitwage

Fintech

BotDoc

Cybersecurity

ChangeTip

Fintech

CreditSesame

Fintech

Cyberlytic

Cybersecurity

Delvelabs

Cybersecurity

Digify

Cybersecurity

Dispel

Cybersecurity

Eastwind

Cybersecurity

Epiphyte

Fintech

Factom

Fintech

Mojio

Mobility

Mozio

Mobility

Onfido

Fintech

Prevedere

Fintech

Sentiance

Mobility

Spatial

Mobility

Splitsecnd

Mobility

Stellar

Fintech

Swiftly

Mobility

Threatlocker

Cybersecurity

Token

Fintech

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Plug and Play
January 22, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- MANA Common, led by CEO and visionary entrepreneur Moishe Mana, today announced that it will partner with the global innovation platform, Plug...
Plug and Play
January 14, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The largest global innovation platform for startups and corporations from Silicon Valley, Plug and Play, is partnering with Turkish Employers'...
Plug and Play
January 12, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Two world-class startup enablers are rolling out a series of dynamic programmes in Abu Dhabi to accelerate opportunities for early-stage...
Plug and Play
December 3, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Japan office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Phillip Vincent, Hereinafter "Plug and Play Japan") has selected 103...
Plug and Play
November 26, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Всемирный банк при поддержке ряда организаций начинает реализацию проекта, заключающегося в проведении конкурса прорывных технологий и...
Plug and Play
November 26, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Bank Światowy ogłasza konkurs pod nazwą Disruptive Technology and Innovation Challenge dla regionu Jeziora Aralskiego, który realizowany będzie...

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