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Plug and Play

Plug and Play is 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

April 26, 2021
Plug and Play launches in Seoul, Korea.
April 22, 2021
Plug and Play launches their first Maritime Innovation Platform in Antwerp, Belgium.
March 24, 2021
Barcelona-based Arbolus raises a $6m funding round led by early-stage UK VC Fuel Ventures, in addition to Plug and Play.
March 10, 2021
Plug and Play partners with PIMCO, one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers.
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
2006
Plug and Play was founded by Ivan Zgomba and Saeed Amidi.

Associated investment funds

People

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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

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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What is Plug and Play Tech Center?

December 1, 2015

Companies

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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

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Tage Kene-Okafor
August 22, 2021
TechCrunch
Servicing one's car personally is a time-consuming, expensive and painstaking process. It's a cycle that can lead to more expensive repairs and safety issues down the line, and no car owner likes that. Egypt and Dubai-based auto tech startup Odiggo is a platform addressing this problem. It allows car owners to get the help they [...]
Plug and Play
June 2, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play, the world's largest global innovation platform, announced today its newest strategic partnership with the L.A. Area Chamber of...
Samantha Hurst
June 1, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Plug and Play Japan Announces Startups For Summer/Fall 2021 Batch. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Plug and Play
May 31, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Global Innovation Platform, Plug and Play Japan KK (Japan office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Phillip Vincent, Hereinafter "Plug and...
Samantha Hurst
April 27, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ Plug and Play Opens New Office in Seoul, Korea. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Plug and Play
April 27, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, announced the launch of its new office in Seoul, Korea on April 27, 2021. Plug and Play Korea will...
Plug and Play
April 22, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, together with Founding Partners City of Antwerp, CMB, DXC Technology, Euronav, and Port of Antwerp,...
Implicity
April 15, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Implicity, a leader in remote patient monitoring and cardiac data management solutions, today announced the company has been selected to join...
Mike Butcher
March 24, 2021
TechCrunch
Leveraging networks of "experts" online started out as a very manual online business. But it's rapidly becoming more efficient as machine learning is applied to the whole business model. Indeed, in the UK alone $60bn is spent a year on using outside expertise. Large players in this space include GLG, Third Bridge, Guidepoint, and AlphaSights. [...]
Mike Butcher
March 24, 2021
TechCrunch
Leveraging networks of "experts" online started out as a very manual online business. But it's rapidly becoming more efficient as machine learning is applied to the whole business model. Indeed, in the UK alone $60bn is spent a year on using outside expertise. Large players in this space include GLG, Third Bridge, Guidepoint, and AlphaSights. [...]
Plug and Play
March 10, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, announced today its newest partnership with PIMCO, one of the world's premier fixed income...
Plug and Play
March 5, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play a accepté 98 startups dans ses Spring 2021 Batches. Les startups ont été sélectionnées pour l'un des programmes suivants qui se...
Plug and Play
March 5, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play hat 98 Startups in seine Frühjahrs-Chargen 2021 aufgenommen. Startups sind für eines der folgenden Programme ausgewählt worden,...
Vesttoo
February 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Vesttoo is proud to announce that Plug and Play, the global innovation platform that has funded companies such as Dropbox, PayPal and N26, has...
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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