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
Cybersecurity ratingDMore
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
Michael Olmstead

Michael Olmstead

Chief Revenue Officer
Shingo Ehara

Shingo Ehara

Director, Mobility
Ryo Naiki

Ryo Naiki

Executive Officer, COO
Jojo Flores

Jojo Flores

Ayumi Fujimoto

Ayumi Fujimoto

Executive Officer, CMO
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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, 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 selects eight startups for Fintech Europe programme

Fintech Europe, Plug and Play's fintech-focused innovation platform based out of Frankfurt, Germany, announced today the eight startups selected for its sixth batch.

Flight Centre Travel Group Commissions Plug and Play to Host Innovation Workshops for FCM Customers

MONTVALE, N.J., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight Centre Travel Group has announced its latest step in bolstering its technology offering and investing in its future. The travel organization has commissioned Plug and Play to host innovation workshops for its FCM customers, in order to...

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste and Plug and Play Bring Innovation to Singapore to Tackle Plastic Waste

SINGAPORE, Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance) and Plug and Play announced today its 11 finalists for the Asia Pacific hub of the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform - 90-day accelerator programme that supports startups on their innovations in...

Plug and Play to open first Canadian location

Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-headquartered innovation hub, early-stage investor, and accelerator, is looking to expand its presence in Toronto and Canada more broadly....

Plug and Play Partners with BT Group to Support Innovation in the UK

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play, the global innovation platform and British Telecommunication PLC (BT) today announced a new Founding Partnership to explore breakthrough innovations through engagement with startups/scale-ups in the UK and further afield. Plug...

Plug and Play plans to set up SE Asia-focused fund for early-stage bets

The Silicon Valley accelerator is looking to double its SE Asia investments to 20 this year. The post Plug and Play plans to set up SE Asia-focused fund for early-stage bets appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
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Plug and Play Online and Social Media Presence

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Plug and Play Blogs

Smart Solutions for Smart Cities: Carbon Reduction in Urban Areas

With the Smart Cities evolution being strongly underway over the past decades based on evolving technologies, more tangible impact, increasingly positive ROI, and purpose-driven outcomes, one major focus area has once more manifested its urgency and opportunity in 2020: Resilience. When COVID-19 hit…

Navigating the Supply Chain Amidst a Global Pandemic

During Northwest Arkansas’ Batch 2 Summit, Plug and Play’s Christine Pummill, and Bennett Mayrock of StrongArm Tech sat down to talk about how startups in the supply chain industry can navigate the changed created by COVID-19. Since the pandemic, there has been a real focus on supply chain and logis…

How Colgate-Palmolive Is Using Startup Technology to Better Understand its Customers

Colgate-Palmolive is a global organization that has heavily invested in building a deep understanding of its customers to help improve their daily lives. This is not a newfound strategy for the company. It has been the bedrock of its success for multiple centuries. In the 206 years of its existence,…

Thriving in a Time of Uncertainty: A Fireside Chat

COVID-19 has presented many challenges, setbacks and disappointments, but companies like Symend have found new ways to adapt and have come out extremely successful. Symend’s science-driven digital engagement platform enables service providers and financial institutions to better engage their at-risk…

Using Ocean Plastics for Change

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to ocean health worldwide. If we continue to dispose millions of tons of plastic in the ocean without a strategy to contain it, our oceans as we know them will be gone by 2050. Eight million metric tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year,…

How Cognitive Automation Boosts the Efficiency of Insurance Companies: Use Cases

The insurance industry has always been slow to adopt the most cutting-edge and sophisticated modern technologies. Plagued by reliance on manual work and archaic methods, a revolution has begun amongst established insurers to upgrade their legacy systems. Modern technologies are now actively monitore…
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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, Michael Olmstead and Shingo Ehara.

  • 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.