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.
|Sep, 2016||Kustomer||$10M / Series A||—|
|Aug, 2016||Hygiea||undisclosed amount / Non Equity Assistance||—|
|Aug, 2016||Kepler Communications||$5M / Seed||Alireza Masrour|
|Aug, 2016||Datatron Technologies Inc||undisclosed amount / Seed||Alireza Masrour|
|Aug, 2016||Everfave||undisclosed amount / Venture||—|
|Jul, 2016||Actvcontent||undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)||Alireza Masrour|
|Jul, 2016||airXsys||undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)||Alireza Masrour|
|Jul, 2016||Pathover||undisclosed amount / Convertible Note (Lead)||Alireza Masrour|
|Jul, 2016||ShoppinPal||$1.07M / Series A (Lead)||Alireza Masrour|
|Jul, 2016||Riffyn||$4.6M / Venture||Alireza Masrour|
|Jul, 2016||Netki, Inc.||$3.5M / Seed||—|
|Jun, 2016||Truebill||$1.5M / Seed||Alireza Masrour|
|Jun, 2016||back4app||$150k / Seed||Alireza Masrour|
|Apr, 2016||GotIt!||$9M / Series A||—|
|Mar, 2016||FLYR||$500k / Venture||Alireza Masrour|
|Mar, 2016||BetterWorks||$20M / Series B||—|
|Mar, 2016||DeltaBid.com||undisclosed amount / Venture||—|
|Feb, 2016||iCharts||$5.5M / Series B||Alireza Masrour|
|Feb, 2016||DRAFT||undisclosed amount / Venture||—|
|Feb, 2016||TrueCare24||undisclosed amount / Venture||Alireza Masrour|
|Feb, 2016||SafelyStay||undisclosed amount / Venture||Alireza Masrour|
|Feb, 2016||Flo Technologies||undisclosed amount / Seed||—|
|Feb, 2016||Fit Pay||$3.1M / Seed||—|
|Feb, 2016||FiscalNote||$10M / Series C||Alireza Masrour|
|Feb, 2016||Lumyer||$420k / Convertible Note||Alireza Masrour|
|Jan, 2016||Joined App||undisclosed amount / Venture||Alireza Masrour|
|Jan, 2016||Netsil||undisclosed amount / Seed||Alireza Masrour|
|Jan, 2016||Context360||undisclosed amount / Venture||—|
|Jan, 2016||Widerfi||$750k / Seed||Alireza Masrour|
|Jan, 2016||PITZ||$50k / Seed||—|
|Jan, 2016||Places||undisclosed amount / Venture||—|
|Dec, 2015||Factom||$1.5M / Venture (Lead)||—|
|Dec, 2015||WiActs||undisclosed amount / Venture||Alireza Masrour|
|Dec, 2015||PITZ||$25k / Seed||—|
|Dec, 2015||RenovoRx||undisclosed amount / Series C||—|
|Dec, 2015||Dasher||undisclosed amount / Seed||—|
|Nov, 2015||Squadzip||undisclosed amount / Seed||—|
|Oct, 2015||Qwil||undisclosed amount / Convertible Note||Alireza Masrour|
|Oct, 2015||Omniscience Corporation||undisclosed amount / Convertible Note||Alireza Masrour|
|Oct, 2015||Drastin||undisclosed amount / Convertible Note||—|
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Joint venture with Axel Springer
New Materials & Packaging Program
Brand and Retail Program
|Jul 9, 2016||TechAcute.com - Plug and Play: How the World’s Biggest Startup Accelerator Works|
|May 20, 2016||TNooz - Hello Scout named most-innovative in hospitality tech by hotels at Sabre forum|
|May 17, 2016||PRNewswire All - Financial Technology & Security Startups: Join the Ultimate Startup Ecosystem|
|Apr 11, 2016||TNooz - Turkish Airlines plugs into the world of travel startups|
|Apr 7, 2016||PRNewswire All - Bank of the West and BNP Paribas Join Strategic Partnership with Silicon Valley-Based Plug and Play, World's Largest Global Technology Accelerator|
|Dec 4, 2014||Entrepeneur Magazine - Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator|
|Dec 4, 2014||axelspringerplugandplay.com - Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator Berlin|
|Dec 4, 2014||plugandplaytechcenter.com - Bosch® and State Farm® Partner with Plug and Play Internet of Things Accelerator|
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