Plug and Play - Unicorn Nest

Plug and Play

Headquarters Location

United States, Sunnyvale


In 2006 was created Plug and Play, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Sunnyvale.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Artificial Intelligence, Internet. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Honey, Cloudwalk, Guardant Health. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

This organization was formed by Saeed Amidi. The overall number of key employees were 6.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Plug and Play, startups are often financed by Greycroft, Benhamou Global Ventures, XG Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are DFJ, Alpana Ventures, Western Technology Investment. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Comcast Ventures, Canaan Partners, Camp One Ventures.

The fund is constantly included in more than 49 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Plug and Play is 10-50 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Opposing the other organizations, this Plug and Play works on 22 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first last, first last_initial, last, first_initial last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

99.2% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

11.7% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

8.1 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.33 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Greycroft, Benhamou Global Ventures, XG Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

Comcast Ventures, Canaan Partners, Camp One Ventures

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