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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

Plug&Play Ventures/ Startup Camp is an accelerator in California that focuses on teams leading emerging growth companies. Founded 2006 in Sunnyvale, California, United States by Saeed Amidi, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series A, convertible notes, and series B.

Its portfolio companies include Jassby, Infinity Stones (InfStones), Adapt, Bold Health, and Tractable. As of March 2020, Plug and Play has made 985 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 29, 2020 with Adapt. Plug and Play has had 70 exits, the most notable of which include Honey, Life360, and Guardant Health. Plug and Play has raised two funds, their latest being Plug & Play Ventures. This fund was announced on January 1, 2010 and raised a total of $20M.

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

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Adam Dawkins

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Alejandro Cobos

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Alek Vernitsky

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Alireza Masrour

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Ankur Jain

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What is Plug and Play Tech Center?

December 1, 2015

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Cybersecurity

Adapt

airXsys

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Aves Netsec

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Bitwage

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News

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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.
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