Plug and Play sponsored GMIC Silicon Valley 2016 on Sep 27, 2016  


412 Investments in 332 Companies
27 Acquisitions
Sunnyvale, CA
Funds Raised:
Venture Capital
Plug and Play is a seed and early-stage investment firm focusing on technology start-ups.

Investor Details

12 Weeks
Application Deadline:
December 31, 2016
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Plug and Play is a seed and early-stage investor focused on great teams leading emerging growth companies.

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.

SEED ROUND. Plug and Play participates in seed round investing through a program called Startup Camp. Startup Camp is a 10-week program based in Silicon Valley for top-notch entrepreneurs to work intensively on building out their business model. Select startups will refine their business models and prototypes with help from a combination of structured workshops, speaker series and mentorship sessions, as well as active coaching from their investment team. At the culmination of Startup Camp, founders will have crystalized their business plans and pitched their company to the venture capital community at EXPO Demo Day."

ANGEL ROUND Plug and Play makes angel round investments throughout the year, sourced from their monthly Plug and Play Angels (PAPA) sessions. They are partnered with local angel investors in Silicon Valley who participate in PAPA to find the most promising startups and best new technologies.

SERIES A. Series A typical Series A round is in the range of $2 million to $10 million, and is intended to provide operating capital for the company for six months to two years. This round capitalizes the company as it develops its products, performs initial marketing and branding, acquires talent, and conducts other early-stage business operations. It is in this stage that Plug and Play will co-invest with over 180 venture capital partners.

Plug and Play has helped grow market leaders such as PayPal, Danger, Google, DropBox, LendingClub, Zoosk, SoundHound, CreditSesame, Skytree, and has over 400 more early-stage startups in its portfolio.

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Sep, 2016$10M / Series A
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Non Equity Assistance
Aug, 2016$5M / Seed
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Jul, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2016undisclosed amount / Convertible Note (Lead)
Jul, 2016$1.07M / Series A (Lead)
Jul, 2016$4.6M / Venture
Jul, 2016$3.5M / Seed
Jun, 2016$1.5M / Seed
Jun, 2016$150k / Seed
Apr, 2016$9M / Series A
Mar, 2016$500k / Venture
Mar, 2016$20M / Series B
Mar, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Feb, 2016$5.5M / Series B
Feb, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Feb, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Feb, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Feb, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed
Feb, 2016$3.1M / Seed
Feb, 2016$10M / Series C
Feb, 2016$420k / Convertible Note
Jan, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Jan, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed
Jan, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Jan, 2016$750k / Seed
Jan, 2016$50k / Seed
Jan, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Dec, 2015$1.5M / Venture (Lead)
Dec, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Dec, 2015$25k / Seed
Dec, 2015undisclosed amount / Series C
Dec, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed
Nov, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed
Oct, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Oct, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
Oct, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note

Current Team (48)


Funds (3)

Unknown DateStartup Camp FundUnknown Amount
Unknown DateAmidzad PartnersUnknown Amount
Unknown DatePlug & Play VenturesUnknown Amount

Partners (37)

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  • Amidzad is a seed and early-stage investment firm focused on investing in emerging growth companies on the West Coast.
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Offices/Locations (1)

  • HQ

    440 N. Wolfe Rd

    Sunnyvale, CA 94085


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