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205 Investments in 169 Companies
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Alireza is Managing Partner at Plug & Play Investment Arm a place where he led more than 100 investments for the firm since 2008.

• Plug & Play representative and works closely with the management teams as advisor or investor • Founding Partner of Plug and Play Startup Camp

Portfolio Exits: Matcha (Apple), TrustGo (Baidu) , Mobspire (Aarki), SplitP (SK Telecom) , Sha-Sha (Telly), HealthPocket (Health Insurance Innovations), PasswordBox (Intel), Vessel.io (Marketo), GNS3 (SolarWinds), Getgoing ( BCD Travel), PiCloud (DropBox).

$100 Million Plus Club: SkyTree (Big Data Analytics) ,Credit Sesame ( FinTech ), Aarki (Creative Ad Tech), Kamcord, Virool ( Ad Tech ), EyeIO (Next Gen of Video Delivery), FiscalNote ( AI and Big Data)

To be watched club: URX, BookingPal ,Aisle411, ngData, Retailigence , YourMechanic ( Local Mechanics at your place), ImprintEnergy, Fanplayr, Flyr, Intentionis, , Mozio, Kloudless, SpotFodo, Zuli, Cliptone, Second Funnel, Kermdinger, ShoppinPal, Globial, Glan.se, SEM+, FiscalNote, Mercaux, LoungeBuddy,CardFlight, Olset, Mindsumo , PixOWL, Kloudless , FormaFina, Mozio, Fido Labs, MeoGraph, DabKick, Kiana Analytics, Neumob, OpenSilo, Podo, SendBloom, Snip2Code, Shippo, Altitude Co, ChemiSense, Glanse, LegitTrader, ListNerd, LitHouse, ProxToMe, RouteZilla, SkimoTV, StylePuzzle, Eureka King, WiActs, Rendor, Eucl3d, AdviseHub, ABL, CloudWalk, Varinode, ClouBrain,Neumob, Kiana Analytics, PlumMedia, Winz, Neeting8, Tilofy, Nucleator, AdInch, EdenTech.Co, OmniScience (Omni.SC), Blocks, Qwil, Multerra Bio, NetSil.

Prior to Plug and Play, Alireza was Founder and CEO at NekaTel, one of the largest Internet Airtime Distribution Networks, with over 800 retailers and millions of subscribers. Alireza grew NekaTel’s revenue from $0 to over $45M in less than 2 years. He was also Founder of VidaTel, offering mobile airtime distribution technology and sold the technology in 2007.

Additionally, he was CEO and board member of Science and Arts Foundation, an International non-profit organization which helps empower the youth via new technologies.

He has prior Engineering and Management background at Chemical, Computer, Telecom and Oil industries. Alireza published “Crossing the Digital Divide: What’s Next” in Information Technologies and International Development Journal published by Harvard Business School for UN’s World Summit on the Information Society.

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$5M / Seed
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed
Jul, 2016undisclosed amount / Convertible Note (Lead)
Jul, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2016$1.07M / Series A (Lead)
Jul, 2016$4.6M / Venture
Jun, 2016$1.5M / Seed
Jun, 2016$150k / Seed
Mar, 2016$500k / Venture
Feb, 2016$5.5M / Series B
Feb, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Feb, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Feb, 2016$10M / Series C
Feb, 2016$420k / Convertible Note
Jan, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Jan, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed
Jan, 2016$750k / Seed
Dec, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Oct, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Oct, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Oct, 2015$4.2M / Series A
Sep, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note (Lead)
Sep, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Aug, 2015$500k / Seed (Lead)
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Jul, 2015$1.3M / Seed
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Jun, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
May, 2015$2.4M / Seed
May, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed
May, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed

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