Plug and Play

Plug and Play

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Headquarters Location

United States, Sunnyvale


Plug and Play was established in 2006, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in Sunnyvale. The fund is located in United States, North America.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Artificial Intelligence, Internet. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 26 more areas of investment. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Honey, Cloudwalk, Guardant Health. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 17 other countries. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 other investors. Besides Plug and Play, start-ups are typically funded by Greycroft, Benhamou Global Ventures, XG Ventures and 298 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with DFJ, Alpana Ventures, Western Technology Investment, overall with 276 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Comcast Ventures, Canaan Partners, Camp One Ventures, and 294 VCs in total.

This VC was founded by Saeed Amidi. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 6.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund usually participates in more than 49 investment rounds per year. Plug and Play is involved in 22 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. At the time of investment by Plug and Play, a typical start-up valuation would be 10-50 millions dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. In real terms, this VC performs 16 percentage points less exits than other funds. This fund was the most active in 2018. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

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]

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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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