Saeed Amidi is the Founder, President and CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center. Plug and Play is the premier technology startup accelerator in the world with over 200 companies which collectively have raised an excess of $ 750 million.
Amidzad , has been investing in technology companies for over 15 years and it holds successful investments in over 70 technology companies like: PayPal, Powerset, Danger, Bix, 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 recent passion is inspiring and helping entrepreneurs and startups out of universities. In this respect, he is working closely with MIT, Cornell, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, Santa Clara, Wharton, Dartmouth 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.