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, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Plug and Play was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Plug and Play

Shingo Ehara

Shingo Ehara

Director, Mobility
Ryo Naiki

Ryo Naiki

Executive Officer, COO
Ayumi Fujimoto

Ayumi Fujimoto

Executive Officer, CMO
Kenta Nakai

Kenta Nakai

Director, IoT
Yuki Kishi

Yuki Kishi

Director, Fintech Japan
Chang Li

Chang Li

Director, Insurtech
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Plug and Play Office Locations

Plug and Play has offices in Sunnyvale, Paris, Stuttgart, Amsterdam and in 1 other location
Sunnyvale, CA, US (HQ)
440 N Wolfe Rd
Paris, FR
102 Av. des Champs-Élysées
Stuttgart, DE
Pfaffenwaldring 19
Amsterdam, NL
Rokin 102
Paterna, ES
Urb. Norte, 1
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Plug and Play News and Updates

Plug and Play Japan Selected 91 Startups for its Summer/Fall 2021 Batch

TOKYO, May 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Innovation Platform, Plug and Play Japan KK (Japan office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Phillip Vincent, Hereinafter "Plug and Play Japan") has selected 91 Japanese and international startups into their Summer/Fall 2021 Batch, which will be...

Plug and Play Launches Maritime Innovation Platform in Antwerp, Belgium

ANTWERP, Belgium, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, together with Founding Partners City of Antwerp, CMB, DXC Technology, Euronav, and Port of Antwerp, has announced the launch of their first maritime program in Antwerp, Belgium. The purpose of the...

Plug and Play Japan Winter/Spring 2021 Summit Report:

TOKYO, March 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Based in Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Philip Vincent, hereinafter Plug and Play Japan) held a Winter/Spring 2021 Summit (Accelerator Demo Day) for their Winter/Spring 2021 Batch which consists of 3-month programs. This year, the summit...

Pimco joins Plug and Play as investment partner

Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, announced today its newest partnership with PIMCO, one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers.

Turkish Employers' Association of Metal Industries, MESS, and Silicon Valley's Plug and Play announce partnership to create a Mobility & IoT Innovation Hub in Istanbul, Turkey

ISTANBUL, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest global innovation platform for startups and corporations from Silicon Valley, Plug and Play, is partnering with Turkish Employers' Association of Metal Industries, MESS in launching its newest location in Istanbul, Turkey. This office...

Plug and Play Japan has selected 103 startups for its Winter/Spring 2021 Batch Accelerator Program

TOKYO, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play Japan KK (Japan office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Phillip Vincent, Hereinafter "Plug and Play Japan") has selected 103 startups in seven existing verticals (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Hardtech & Health, and...
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Plug and Play Blogs

Recycling Startup Technologies Fight to End Plastic Waste

Plastic production has been booming since it was invented six decades ago but has really taken off in the last 20-30 years. Plastics have had a profound impact on modern society, from revolutionizing the way we perform medicine by producing life-saving devices, to making cars lighter which then save…

How Mobility Will Change the Future of Real Estate

Cities are becoming more and more populated, the available real estate is scarce, and we need to optimize the utilization of our already limited space in urban areas more than ever before. However, we can't look just at the properties in isolation - mobility solutions play a significant role in shap…

What is Edge Computing and How it Benefits Mobile Marketing

In the age of smartphones and the Internet of Things, we are online everywhere and all the time. Especially during these times of remote work and social distancing, it becomes imperative that our devices allow us to communicate reliably and in real-time.This real-time communication is necessary not …

The Aviation Industry and the Future for Jet Fuel Refiners

With the travel industry turned on its head, jet fuel refineries are struggling to cope with the global pause in demand. For the first time in 38 years, the cost of jet fuel production reached negative levels, meaning that refiners are scrambling to find a use for their excess fuel. There are two ma…

When will Tech Flex: Innovations in Flexible Electronics

The market has seen its first glimpses of flexible electronics that have come out in recent years. These innovations bring to mind current generation foldable smartphones and curved OLED TVs, but these devices are just scratching the surface of some remarkable innovations happening in material scien…

Creating a Circular Plastic Economy

When plastic is recycled, where does it go? How much of it is actually recycled and reused? According to studies, only 9% of all recycled materials thrown into recycling bins are properly recycled. Instead, many recyclable materials are strewn into nature while also harming the environment. It is es…
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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 Shingo Ehara, Ryo Naiki and Ayumi Fujimoto.

  • 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 offices in Sunnyvale, Paris, Stuttgart, Amsterdam and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Plug and Play have?

    Plug and Play has 5 offices.