Session Information

Tuesday, May 17th, 12:00–12:40pm

TRACK 4: Entrepreneurship and Investment

Beyond Venture Capital Investment

Saeed Amidi
Founder & CEO, Plug and Play
Saeed Amidi is the Founder and CEO of Plug and Play, a global technology startup accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley and with programs and activities in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

Saeed started his entrepreneurial journey by founding American Liquid Packaging Systems and operating, growing the business successfully both nationally, as well as internationally, in countries like Spain, Italy, France and Austria.

He started his investment career by founding Amidzad Partners as a General Partner in 1998 and continues that journey today by investing through Plug & Play Ventures. Saeed has been involved in more than 270 investments. Successful portfolio companies include Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, Danger, Powerset, Zoosk and SoundHound to name a few.

Saeed's current passion isin inspiring and helping entrepreneurs and startups, building a bridge for innovation to Fortune 500 companies and making a positive impact. His objective istoidentify great entrepreneurs with passion to execute on their ideas.

Saeed isan active member of the technology community and a frequent contributor tonumerous charitable foundations. Heis also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a world-class network of Fortune 500 CEOs, accomplished serial entrepreneurs, and veteran financial executives.