Plug and Play

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations, and invest in over 100 companies every year.

We have 22 locations across the world with success stories that include PayPal, Dropbox, SoundHound, and Lending Club.

Every single year, hundreds of entrepreneurs pass through our vertical-specific accelerator programs and team up with our corporate partners.

Nearly 400 startup have long-term office space in the building too. It is the perfect place to meet likeminded innovators.

And, yes, we invest in A LOT of companies. We make seed investments in our accelerator programs, and have a stage-agnostic fund for companies a little further down the line.

To top it all off we have a huge list of qualified mentors, angels, and VCs that combine at the events we run every week.

HQSunnyvale, US
Plug and Play was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, US

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Key People/Management at Plug and Play

Saeed Amidi

Saeed Amidi

CEO & Founder
Alireza Masrour

Alireza Masrour

Managing Partner
Ivan Zgomba

Ivan Zgomba

George Damouny

George Damouny

Catherina Wang

Catherina Wang

Senior Associate
Cédric Vallée

Cédric Vallée

Senior Associate
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Plug and Play Office Locations

Plug and Play has an office in Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale, US (HQ)
440 N Wolfe Rd
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Plug and Play News and Updates

LG Electronics Partners with Plug and Play, World's Largest Global Innovation Platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global innovator LG Electronics is joining forces with Plug and Play, the largest global innovation platform for startups and corporations. They will work to nurture a positive impact on global communities by leveraging LG's commitment to...

Plug and Play Japan has selected 94 domestic/overseas startups for its Winter/Spring 2020 Batch

TOKYO, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Japan office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Phillip Vincent, Hereinafter called; Plug and Play Japan) has selected 94 startups in six verticals (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail and Hardtech & Health ) with...

Plug and Play ADGM Hosts Their Second Annual Demo Day Featuring Over 20 Fintech, Traveltech and Healthtech Startups

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play, the world's largest startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform, and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the leading international financial centre based in Abu Dhabi, are hosting their second annual Plug...

Plug and Play launches an accelerator to develop technologies addressing plastic waste

The Plug and Play network of accelerator programs is partnering with the non-profit organization The Alliance to End Plastic Waste to create an accelerator focused on developing technologies to reduce, remove or replace plastics in the industrial ecosystem. Like Techstars, Plug and Play operates a n…

Plug and Play Amsterdam Launches New Programs Focused on Smart Cities and Financial Services

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Plug and Play Amsterdam held a Soft Launch for their new Smart Cities and Financial Services programs last Wednesday at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, bringing in more than 80 attendees including six startups and over 30 corporate guests. Audience members...

Department of Health partners with Plug and Play to support healthcare startups

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Department of Health Abu Dhabi has announced its partnership with Plug and Play, the largest global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the award-winning international...
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Plug and Play Online and Social Media Presence

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Plug and Play Blogs

6 Ways IoT is Transforming Retail As We Know It

Everyone who knows anything about the internet will likely have come across the acronym IoT. Some say it is the hottest buzzword in tech now, and that's hard to dispute. Several years ago, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said he'd be focusing on building devices that can talk to each other. It's only bee…

Big Data and Travel: A Risky, Personalized Travel Experience

Personalization: One of the most critical pieces of the increasingly complicated customer service puzzle. Today’s consumer interacts with innumerable touch-points throughout their entire journey. Not only do consumers expect a seamless and consistent experience, but also one that is completely custo…

8 Top Telemedicine Companies in 2020

Telemedicine has been through a striking evolution in the past decade, along with a rise of telemedicine companies. The global telemedicine market size was valued at $24.9B in 2016 and is expected to reach $113.1B by 2025. Telemedicine is the solution to a morphing clinical landscape where the expec…

Great Heights: How Drones Are Changing The World of Insurance

The narrative surrounding the topic of drones has been a rather tumultuous one, oftentimes leading many to develop a negative viewpoint towards these aerial vehicles. Though drones may have a lackluster reputation in the eyes of some, they are poised for success in the insurance industry.  We know t…

Using Drones for Insurance Claims

Due to strong government regulation, drone usage was not as popular a few years ago as it is today. After the Federal Aviation Administration allowed companies to operate drones in the US, their popularity took off. Companies all around Silicon Valley and beyond are using drones to save money, impro…

Meet the Winners of Fall Summit 2019

We're proud to announce the winners from Fall Summit 2019 graduating from these 7 programs: Supply Chain, Brand & Retail, Energy, New Materials & Packaging, Food, Fintech, and Cybersecurity.Supply Chain & LogisticsUnited States Postal Service – United States Postal Service is a independe…
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Plug and Play Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Plug and Play founded?

    Plug and Play was founded in 2006.

  • Who are Plug and Play key executives?

    Plug and Play's key executives are Saeed Amidi, Alireza Masrour and Ivan Zgomba.

  • Where is Plug and Play headquarters?

    Plug and Play headquarters is located at 440 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale.

  • Where are Plug and Play offices?

    Plug and Play has an office in Sunnyvale.

  • How many offices does Plug and Play have?

    Plug and Play has 1 office.