Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO – Plug and Play Tech Center
Founding General Partner – Amidzad (Venture Arm at Plug and Play Tech Center)
Founder – American Liquid Packaging Systems
Saeed Amidi is the Founder and CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center. Plug and Play is the premier technology startup accelerator with over 300 companies which collectively have raised an excess of $750 million.
Additionally, Saeed is a General Partner in Amidzad. The fund has been investing in technology companies for over 15 years and holds successful investments in over 70 technology companies, some of which are: PayPal, Powerset, Danger, Bix, Powerset, DropBox, Lending Club, Zoosk, etc.
Saeed is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned executive with over 28 years of experience in founding, operating, and growing successful companies. He has successfully started and grown businesses both nationally, as well as internationally, in countries like: Spain, Italy, France, Austria, etc.
Saeed’s current passion is inspiring and helping entrepreneurs and startups out of universities. Some of the universities he is working with include MIT, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, Santa Clara, Wharton, Dartmouth, and more. His objective is to identify great entrepreneurs with a passion to execute on their ideas.
Saeed is an active member of the technology community and a frequent contributor to numerous charitable foundations. He is 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.