Female VC Lab
E034: Neda Amidi: Plug & Play
July 15, 2021
Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 35+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit [https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com](https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/)
E034: Neda Amidi: Plug & Play

Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
00:17 What inspired you to become a VC?
06:10 What is your investment thesis? What is the motivation for your thesis?
11:07 What are you currently reading or learning or listening to these days?
15:29 In 2 years, how do you see venture capital evolved or changed?
20:54 How do people contact you?
22:32 Thank you

Featured Guest Bio:
Neda Amidi serves as President & Partner of Plug and Play, having previously been Global Head of Health.

She has led investments in digital health and biotech whilst being responsible for global partnerships with the likes of Johnson & Johnson, Cleveland Clinic, & Roche. Her focus is on empowering young women & female founders through managing Plug and Play’s FoundHer initiative and as a Director of the Omid Foundation.

Previously, she worked as a Business Analyst at Zong, a payments startup acquired by PayPal. Following that, she worked at Zamzee, a wearables startup for teens. She holds a B.S. in Finance from Santa Clara University.

Fund Information:
Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 35+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

Fund Site:
https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

Fund Contact:
https://twitter.com/plugandplaytc
https://www.youtube.com/c/PlugandPlayTechCenter
https://www.linkedin.com/company/plug-and-play-tech-center/
https://www.instagram.com/plugandplaytc/

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