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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.

Timeline

2006

Plug and Play was founded by Saeed Amidi.

Funded Companies

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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.

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

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

TouristEye is a company founded by Ariel Camus.

A company that uses machine learning in recruitment of employees based on skills to companies

Extend is an innovative digital credit card distribution platform that redefines how credit cards are issued and shared

Swiftmile is a company founded by Colin Roche, Keith Moravick and Leo Vera.

Factom is an Austin, Texas-based company.

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Candace Widdoes

Chief Operating Officer



Charlie Hilton

Global Head of Marketing



George Damouny

Employee



George Damouny

Partner



Ivan Zgomba

Partner



Juan-Luis Hortelano

Employee



Jupe Tan

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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

Founder and CEO



Scott Robinson

Employee



Tarek Elessawi



Investor



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What is Plug and Play Tech Center?

December 1, 2015

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