Plug and Play Ventures participates in seed round investing through a program called Startup Camp. Startup Camp is a 10-week program based in Silicon Valley for top-notch entrepreneurs to work intensively on building out their business.
Select startups will refine their business models and prototypes with help from a combination of structured workshops, speaker series and mentorship sessions, as well as active coaching from their investment team. At the culmination of Startup Camp, founders will have crystalized their business plans and pitched their company to the venture capital community at EXPO Demo Day.
Plug and Play Angels (PAPA) makes angel round investments throughout the year, sourced from monthly sessions. They are partnered with local angel investors in Silicon Valley who participate in PAPA to find the most promising startups and best new technologies.
Series A rounds are a critical stage in the funding of new companies. A typical Series A round is in the range of $2 million to $10 million, and is intended to provide operating capital for the company for six months to two years.
This round capitalizes the company as it develops its products, performs initial marketing and branding, acquires talent, and conducts other early-stage business operations. It is in this stage that we co-invest with over 180 venture capital partners.