Office Space
Plug and Play offers flexible, energetic office space for startups and technology companies of all sizes.

Welcome to the HQ

Plug and Play is the beacon of innovation ideal for entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes. Weather you need a co-working space for your next gig, an office for 5 to 100 people, or a dry lab for testing; Plug and Play has everything to start working immediately in a professional and high energy environment.

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A flexible, energetic 150,000 sq foot campus.
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An On-Site Data Center
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An On-Site Coffee Bar, Full-Service Café, and Dining Area
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Free Cal-Train shuttle
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Networking Events
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Immediate occupancy
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Flexible contract terms
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Conference rooms
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Professional reception and greeting service
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Rentable, professional event space for up to 500 people
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Fully furnished, full service office space
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Legal, accounting, bookkeeping and other on-site services
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24/7 secured building access
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On-site café and restaurant
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Complimentary gourmet coffee and tea
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50% discount at Planet Granite gym
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Shower rooms
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Mail and package handling
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Special member discounts to Plug & Play
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6,000 square foot outdoor patio
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Dry cleaning services
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On-site drop-off boxes for FedEx and UPS
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Free Parking & EV Charging

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VP of Operations & Customer E...

Data Services
Our SSAE 16 Type II compliant data center features four top tier providers, UPS backup system, redundant backup generators, and redundant cooling, all in a secured facility.

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Our SSAE 16 Type II compliant data center features four top tier providers, UPS backup system, redundant backup generators, and redundant cooling, all in a secured facility. Plug and Play tenants can request a direct pipeline to their servers since they're in the same location. The Plug and Play Data Center is not limited to tenants. Request a quote today.

Data Center Testimonials

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Dave Weldon, CTO of Sendori

For people who work in the building, one huge advantage of using the PnP Data Center is your physical locality to your hardware and to the people who run the data center. Instead of submitting a ticket and waiting a few hours for a response, you can just walk down the hall and get someone's attention.

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Ali Ahmed, Founder & CTO of Bitzer Mobile

We started off by putting our servers on AWS and it worked great initially when we only needed a few instances. But then when we needed a large number of instances I compared the cost of running them on AWS to getting a cabinet at PnP Data center, a firewall, a smart switch and a bunch of rack servers with a VM infrastructure. It turned out to be significantly cheaper doing it at PnP Data Center. In just a few months we would have ended up paying more with AWS and far more in the long run. Also having access to the data center in the same building and great customer service from Syed and his team made the decision even easier.

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Nader Fathi, CEO of Sigma Quest Inc.

Global manufacturers ranging from medical devices, clean tech to consumer electronics rely on SigmaQuest to meet their product quality goals. Our partnership with P&P IT Center enables our customers to take advantage of SigmaSure's rich SaaS capabilities while achieving faster time to implementation and dramatically reducing IT support costs. Moreover, P&P IT Center offers a world-class SSAE 16 type II compliant IT infrastructure, with 24X7 support which allows us to scale our on-demand offerings while meeting our customer's stringent data security requirements and reducing our total cost of ownership.

Collocation

Secure half & full cabinets. Have your servers in a SSAE 16 Type II compliant data center that's in the same building as your office!

We offer premier data center space in the heart of Silicon Valley with a wide range of colocation options including 1U space, half secure cabinets to full secure cabinets. Our facility features state of the art security, redundant power and cooling.

Monthly Fee Setup Fee
Per U Pricing
1u/2u Single server includes one 2amp power circuit $75 $75
3u/4u Single server includes two 2amp power circuits $145 $75
Secure Cabinet Pricing
Secure Half Cabinet * $800 $1,000
Secure Full Cabinet * $1,000 $1,000
Power Pricing
110V 20 amps Power Circuit (Up to 3 circuits per cabinet) $250 $500

* Setup Fees waived with 1 year contract

Hosted Services

Fully managed hosted services. Dedicated and virtual servers available. Remote NOC services.

Our Remote Infrastructure Management services monitor and manage your mission-critical infrastructure around the clock to prevent revenue-impacting downtime and loss of performance.

Services are centered around maximizing Availability, Security, and Performance for your business-enabling IT infrastructure. We provide 24x7 Monitoring and Management services for your servers, applications, routers, switches, and other network devices and free you from the daily responsibility of having to manage and optimize this infrastructure.

Value-Added Services

Managing and Reporting

Plug and Play's Managed Service offerings provide key services for Small, Medium and Enterprise-class companies. The services are provided in collaboration with NetMagic Inc., a leading Managed Service Provider.

Our Remote Infrastructure Management services monitor and manage your mission-critical infrastructure around the clock to prevent revenue-impacting downtime and loss of performance.

Plug and Play Managed Services are centered around maximizing Availability, Security, and Performance for your business-enabling IT infrastructure. We provide 24x7 Monitoring and Management services for your servers, applications, routers, switches, and other network devices and free you from the daily responsibility of having to manage and optimize this infrastructure.

So whether your organization is deploying a web application for your subscribers or implementing on-demand SaaS, you can benefit from a professional team that has been managing over 5,000 mission-critical servers and network devices around the world for more than 500 customers.

Managed IT Services

Load Balancing

Our Redundant Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches is a next-generation load-balancing and application-delivery solution. A member of the Cisco family of Data Center 3.0 solutions, the module:

  • Helps ensure business continuity by increasing application availability
  • Helps ensure business continuity by increasing application availability
  • Reduces data center power, space, and cooling needs through a virtualized architecture
  • Helps lower operational costs associated with application provisioning and scaling

It achieves these goals through intelligent load-balancing and content-switching technologies integrated with acceleration and security capabilities. A virtualized architecture help you provision and deliver multiple applications to increase data center scalability.

Improve Application and Server Efficiency

To increase application availability, the module uses best-in-class application-switching algorithms and highly available system software and hardware.

Flexible application traffic management, and offloading of CPU-intensive tasks such as SSL encryption and decryption processing and TCP session management, improve server efficiency.

Please consult with PlugandPlay IT Team for consultation
it@plugandplaytechcenter.com
PlugandPlay Technology Solution Team

Security

Our redundant Cisco Firewall Module offers additional layer of security for your dedicated servers and has the following features:

  • Security - Cisco firewalls provide the latest in security technology ranging from stateful inspection firewalls to content filtering capabilities that help protect your network environment from future attacks. Another security feature is the adaptive security algorithm (ASA), which maintains the firewalled areas between the networks controlled by the firewall.

    The stateful, connection-oriented ASA creates session flows based on source and destination addresses, TCP sequence numbers (which are nonpredictable), port numbers, and additional TCP flags. You can control all inbound and outbound traffic by applying security policies to each connection table entry.
  • Performance - With support for up to 6 gigabits of throughput, firewalls can provide protection in the most demanding network environments.
  • Reliability - Cisco firewalls provide adaptable security services for operation-critical network environments by using the integrated stateful failover capabilities within the Firewall Services Module. Network traffic can be automatically sent to a hot-standby module in the event of a failure, while maintaining concurrent connections with automated state synchronization between the primary module and the standby module.
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT) - Cisco firewalls provide NAT and PAT services that conceal IP addresses of internal networks and expand network address space for internal networks.
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention - Cisco firewalls protect the firewall and networks behind them from attempts to gain access, which can bring a network to a halt.

This service is fully managed by our technicians. Starting at $50/month per server, we configure to your specifications and updates / changes are all included at no additional charge.

Storage

Network Storage
Our network storage servers are redundant RAID array servers available on a private network within our data center, not publicly available to the Internet. As part of our managed backup data storage solution, you can get minimum of 100 GB of network storage for backups and data storage external to your dedicated servers.

Storage Area Network
Our Storage Area Network (SAN) services can be used as a second hard drive for your dedicated server or for high-performance storage. Your dedicated server is connected to the SAN via a private optical fiber network for maximum security and network performance.

Managed Backup
For a fully-managed backup solution, our Managed Backup product combines a Network Storage account with a customized backup data storage plan and automated Legato Backup Software. Working with our professional services staff, you can determine what files are backed up and on what schedule, how often archives are rotated, and more.

Please consult with PlugandPlay Technology Solution Team it@plugandplaytechcenter.com

Questions?

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Syed Azhar

VP of Information Technology

Service Partners
Plug and Play maintains strategic relationships with a select number of service partners who understand the unique needs of a technology startup.

Service Partners

Every startup needs help--legal, accounting, banking and other services are available. Plug and Play maintains strategic relationships with a select number of service partners who understand the unique needs of a technology startup. Our corporate partners regularly make themselves available for office hours where a startup can get initial advice at no cost.

CDW

CDW Corporation, headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, is a provider of technology products and services for business, government...

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati- described by The Financial Times as " one of the top U.S. law firms specializing in technology...

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Payroll Processing

Paychex offers best-in-class solutions that help you run your business better: online payroll; mobile apps; top reporting features;...

First Republic Ba...

At First Republic Bank, we know that as an entrepreneur, you've spent countless hours turning your vision into a business reality....

Marriott Residenc...

Located down the street from Plug and Play we offer studio, one bedroom and two bedroom residences with kitchens for entrepreneurs that...

UBS

Wealth Management

The Berg Vollmer Group within UBS Private Wealth Management works with entrepreneurs and corporate executives to provide personal...

Staples

Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery...

99 Designs

99designs is the world's largest online graphic design marketplace. We connect passionate designers from around the globe with...

Accelcia

Accelcia provides reliable outsourced Finance, Accounting, HR and Health Benefit Services for small to midsized companies.

ADP

Focus on what Matters Most- Running Your Business! Like most growing businesses, you’re probably facing the challenges of improving...

Avatar Hotels

With its ideal location in the heart of Silicon Valley, we are the portal to this vibrant technology hub. Comfort, modern style and the...

Berger Lewis

Berger Lewis Accountancy Corporation provides accounting services and sound advice for clients that include individuals, privately-held...

Docupromos

Going beyond the "overview video," DOCUPROMOS capture the authentic story of your business in a way that builds...

EchoUser

EchoUser is an Experience Innovation company specializing in creating captivating user experiences through user research and design.

Foley and Lardner...

Our startup clients tell us they need lawyers who can take them to the next level. Foley’s Emerging Technologies attorneys offer...

Robert Half

Staffing

Finien

At FINIEN we create brands that resonate with your customer from the get-go. We achieve this through our popular one-day Resonaid™...

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Intellectual Property

Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP is a Silicon Valley intellectual property law firm located in Cupertino, CA. Our services include...

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Connie Weisman

Service Partner Manager

Executives in Residence
The Plug and Play Tech Center Executives-in-Residence Program provides a platform for startups to interact with corporate executives, serial entrepreneurs, and angel investors.

Executive in Residence

The Plug and Play Tech Center Executives-in-Residence Program provides a platform for startups to interact with corporate executives, serial entrepreneurs, and angel investors.

Bow Rodgers

EIR

Bow is a C-level executive and serial entrepreneur whose business experience has spanned both enterprise and startup companies in the most competitive and demanding industries. His breadth of...

Steve Rubin

EIR

Steve Rubin is a high performance executive with success in maximizing corporate performance & enhancing board directives for startups. Has an achievement record in directing strategic...

Cary Rosenzweig

EIR

Cary brings management and marketing experience in consumer-oriented products and software services. He also brings experience in small business-oriented services. The San Francisco Business Times...

Thierry Schang

EIR

Thierry has over 25 years of experience as a Software Engineering Executive. Thierry held the position of Vice President of Engineering at TIBCO Software where he incubated and developed Cloud and...

Linda Netsch

EIR

Linda Netsch is a Lecturer at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and the Haas School of Business, teaching negotiation and conflict resolution. Her consulting and executive education practice...

Bill Loesch

EIR

Bill is a successful serial entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. During his career, Mr. Loesch founded four startup companies, Fredio, WhiteSky, ShoGraphics and IKOS Systems. Bill spent twelve years...

Philip Engelhardt

EIR

Philip Engelhardt is the Managing Partner of PhilQuo Ventures, an angel investment group that targets early stage ventures in web based services, film production and digital media. In addition, he...

Charles Steinberg

Senior Advisor

Since 1988, Charles A. Steinberg was President of the Broadcast and Professional Company of Sony Electronics Inc. He is an advisor to both the SunUp and MeSoft Corporations Board of...

Patrick Burns

EIR

Patrick has significant domain experience in digital media, video production, broadcast, cable and advertising. He has a CEO and COO startups and has been a VP/GM at large enterprise companies such...

Matt Brocchini

EIR

Matt Brocchini is a technology executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience driving innovation and propelling growth in startups and large enterprises. As General Manager of Nimblefish,...

Nader Fathi

EIR

Nader has over 25 years of proven performance as an entrepreneur, CEO, mergers & acquisitions, business development, technical marketing and global sales. Experienced in direct major account...

Steve Baker

EIR

Steve Baker is a senior finance and operations executive with over 25 years of experience as a Board Member, COO, CFO, VP-Finance of startup, mid-market and multi-national corporations. Significant...

Steve Jacobs

EIR

Stephen Jacobs is the Founder and Principal at SEJ Media Solutions. A successful executive and innovative digital strategist at CBS News and SONY, his expertise spans cutting edge product and...

Tom Rice

EIR

I am a Silicon Valley veteran. I have been a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur and a CEO. My passion is working with technical founders to build a company around their proven technology. I have...

Arnaud Glatron

EIR

Arnaud is an entrepreneur and creative executive with a strong and diverse technical background, robust business acumen, dependable intuition, and a result and data driven management style. He...

Alen Malaki

EIR

Alen has been an Executive with extensive global experience in Automotive, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics and Mobile product for Fortune 100 companies like Delphi/GM, Fairchild, Freescale,...

Anthony (Tony) Lavia

EIR

Tony Lavia draws on over 20 years of executive experience to build and grow hi tech businesses, with outstanding results. As the President and CEO of Flexstar Technology for the past 6 years,...

Cirrus Shakeri

EIR

Experience:

* Enterprise Software
* Artificial Intelligence
* CTO functions
* People/Team Development
* Lean startup methodology

Cirrus has been in the forefront of building innovative enterprise...

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Yael Oppenheimer

International Operations & EI...

Event Space
Conference rooms, Auditoriums, and our 500 person capacity Event Center available with catering. Book your next event at Plug and Play HQ in Sillicon Valley.

Event Space

Conference Rooms, Auditoriums, and our 500 person capacity Event Center available with catering. Book your next event at Plug and Play HQ in Silicon Valley.

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The Game Room adjacent to the cafeteria holds 150 people and h...

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The Auditorium holds up to 100 people and is the perfect place...

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440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale,...

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San Francisco is a medium sized conference room equipped with...

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440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale,...

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Our expansive outdoor patio is a great space for a luncheon, r...

Pinot

440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale,...

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Pinot is a beautiful conference room with a long conference ta...

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Lauren Robinson

Director of Events

Café
Our cafeteria offers daily specials, sandwiches, wraps, and burgers, and a full salad bar.

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Coffee Shop Hours 8AM–4PM, Monday–Friday

Café Hours 11:30AM–2PM, Monday–Friday

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Now accepting bitcoin!

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Marinated Rib Eye with Vegetables

Waldorf Chicken Salad

Crab Enchiladas with Spicy Green Sauce

Pork Cutlet with Asparagus and Brown Rice...

Marinated Rib Eye with Vegetables

Waldorf Chicken Salad

Crab Enchiladas with Spicy Green Sauce

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Make Your Own Panini

 

Salad Bar

 

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Lauren Robinson

Director of Events

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Bow Rodgers

EIR

Bow is a C-level executive and serial entrepreneur whose business experience has spanned both enterprise and startup companies in the most competitive and demanding industries. His breadth of management experience ranges from Group President of Sprint Telecommunications managing 1,500 people to getting funded by Microsoft for startup, Human Engineered Software. He has held CEO and COO positions with successful early stage and mature enterprise corporations. He also has General Management, Board or Business Development positions within the Cleantech Industry.

Experience:

  • Board or Business Development
  • Enterprise and Startup companies
  • Group President
  • CEO and COO positions
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Steve Rubin

EIR

Steve Rubin is a high performance executive with success in maximizing corporate performance & enhancing board directives for startups. Has an achievement record in directing strategic partnerships, alliances, business development, sales & marketing, for startup companies. Understands the startup culture and startup expectations. Has worked with “SIX” startup companies, during his career. Currently serves on three technology advisory boards and chairs one of them. Also serves on one Technology Company Board of Directors. Is Chairman Emeritus and a Founding Board member of the Silicon Valley Capital Club.

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Cary Rosenzweig

EIR

Cary brings management and marketing experience in consumer-oriented products and software services. He also brings experience in small business-oriented services. The San Francisco Business Times named Cary “Most Admired CEO” in 2010. Earlier, he was VP Marketing at mySimon.com (comparison shopping, lead generation; acquired by CNET) and Autoweb.com (auto info, lead generation; acquired by Autobytel). Previously, he worked in marketing and brand management at Procter & Gamble and Clorox, responsible for brands such as Tide, Cheer, Cascade, Kingsford, Armor All, Black Flag and Fresh Step.

Cary currently serves as board director at Zuman (payroll/benefits), and advisor to Complete Solar Solution (residential) BreezeWorks (mobile for home service pros) and ePantry (consumer products subscription). His angel investments have included WebFilings, Revolve Robotics, OwnerListens, Frogtek, Vizu, FanMinder and EASi.

Cary holds an AB in International Relations and an MBA, both from Stanford. He is an enthusiastic scuba diver, a modest skier and a slow triathlete.

Experience:

  • CEO at IMVU (online virtual world with 3D avatars)
  • VP/General Manager of QuickBooks Payroll at Intuit
  • General Manager, The Clorox Pet Products Company at Clorox
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Thierry Schang

EIR

Thierry has over 25 years of experience as a Software Engineering Executive. Thierry held the position of Vice President of Engineering at TIBCO Software where he incubated and developed Cloud and SOA products. Most recently, Thierry delivered TIBCO’s integration platform for private, public and hybrid clouds, and led a company wide effort to move from traditional Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs) to cloud based subscription models. Prior to joining TIBCO Software, Thierry held leadership positions at Atos and Thales in Paris, France. Thierry lead the deployment of financial trading floors in europe, as well as development of trading components.

Thierry holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and is a graduate from ESIEE, Paris, France.

Experience:

  • Product strategy and transition to Cloud offerings and deployments;
  • Product definition, architecture, and design;
  • Technologies selection, OEMs, and M&A;
  • Global development teams setup & management.

Specialties: Cloud Infrastructure (Public, Private, and Hybrid), Software & Platform as a Service (SaaS, PaaS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, User eXperience (UX), and Enterprise Software.

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Linda Netsch

EIR

Linda Netsch is a Lecturer at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and the Haas School of Business, teaching negotiation and conflict resolution. Her consulting and executive education practice focuses on developing negotiation, leadership, and persuasive communication skills.

In addition to training and consulting, Linda practiced law at an entertainment law firm in Los Angeles and worked as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Attorney at the US Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She also mediated federal contract and employment disputes and facilitated sessions on changing federal rules and regulations.

Linda started her career as an officer in the US Air Force, where her experiences included the development, procurement, and production of a $200 million mobile satellite intelligence communications network for use by NATO and United States forces in Europe. She negotiated with NATO officials to integrate and install the system at numerous sites in Europe, and managed a team of over 30 personnel in the United States and Europe. She also coordinated the integration of intelligence communications projects throughout Germany, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom, and led the development of a local area network for intelligence analysts.

Linda has a B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a law degree from Harvard Law School. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Bill Loesch

EIR

Bill is a successful serial entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. During his career, Mr. Loesch founded four startup companies, Fredio, WhiteSky, ShoGraphics and IKOS Systems. Bill spent twelve years at Pinnacle Systems where he was responsible for starting and running Pinnacle Systems' $200 million/year consumer business group. Bill has been an entrepreneur in residence at Horizon Ventures, is on the Board of Directors of YesVideo, and is a member of the Band of Angels. Bill holds a BSEE and MSEE from the University of California at Berkeley.

Experience:

  • Serial Entrepreneur
  • Consumer business
  • Digital video
  • Management
  • Investments
  • Business Development

 

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Philip Engelhardt

EIR

Philip Engelhardt is the Managing Partner of PhilQuo Ventures, an angel investment group that targets early stage ventures in web based services, film production and digital media. In addition, he is an advisor to technology companies seeking growth in the web and entertainment markets, and to media companies planning for the digital evolution of their industry.

Engelhardt has served several terms as a member of the Board of Directors of Société Générale de Financement du Québec, a diversified multi billion dollar investment fund, and of Miranda Technologies, a leading provider of technology based solutions to the global broadcast industry. He is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors of RKO Pictures, the oldest continuously operating motion picture production company. He previously served on the board of Cinequest - the San Jose Film Festival, on the advisory boards of SGF Tech, Kasenna, Acacia Research, Florida National Bank and Sensei Partners, and as Chairman of the Content Advisory Board of the Internet Streaming Media Alliance. He has also served as strategic advisor to several Governors of western states, and is a founding member of the High Technology Council of the Western Governors Association. He has been an active participant at the annual meeting in Davos and at regional meetings of the World Economic Forum since 1979.

Previously, he was Senior Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), Vice President of Strategic Relations, and a member of the company's senior executive team. Before joining SGI, he was technology advisor to Producer Rick McCallum at Lucasfilm Ltd., who conceived and implemented the innovative digital production strategy for Star Wars. Throughout his career, Engelhardt has served as strategic advisor to the leadership of many global companies, including Air France, AT&T, Digital Equipment, Gulf+Western, Hewlett-Packard and Viacom.

Engelhardt began his career in the Wall Street community, with experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and mortgage brokerage. In addition to several board memberships in the financial, technology and philanthropic sectors, he served as president of investment affiliates of Banque Paribas, this following ten years at Lehman Brothers - now Barclays Capital, and its subsidiaries. During this period, he arranged funding for many of the country's most renowned real estate developers, as well as financing the growth of several of the world's great hospitality brands. Mr. Engelhardt acted as an advisor on special tax matters to the administration of President Gerald Ford. He has long been active in state and local government initiatives, as well as numerous community projects.

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Charles Steinberg

Senior Advisor

Since 1988, Charles A. Steinberg was President of the Broadcast and Professional Company of Sony Electronics Inc. He is an advisor to both the SunUp and MeSoft Corporations Board of Directors. He served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sony Cinema Products Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary engaged in providing products to the motion picture industry. He also served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sony Trans Com Inc. Prior to joining Sony in 1988, Mr. Steinberg was with the Ampex Corporation for 25 years serving in various positions including president, and chief executive officer and chairman of the board. At Plug and Play Tech Center, Charles advises and mentors numerous startups in the tech sector.

Mr. Steinberg holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Experience:

  • CEO at CAS Associates
  • Previously:
  • President, Business and Professional Products Company at Sony
  • President, Business and Professional Company at Sony Electronics
  • President at Ampex Corporation
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Patrick Burns

EIR

Patrick has significant domain experience in digital media, video production, broadcast, cable and advertising. He has a CEO and COO startups and has been a VP/GM at large enterprise companies such as Comcast. Patrick has extensive and proven experience in business development, strategic partnerships, product launches, ramping revenues and building international sales. He holds a MS in Management from MIT and a BSEE and a MA in Economics from Tufts University.

 

Experience:

  • Media and Content
  • Advertising
  • Cloud based Video workflow, delivery, archiving, applications
  • Payment Systems - smartcard / credit cards
  • Investor Pitches
  • Business Plans
  • Business Development
  • International Experience - Far East, Brazil & Japan
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Matt Brocchini

EIR

Matt Brocchini is a technology executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience driving innovation and propelling growth in startups and large enterprises. As General Manager of Nimblefish, Matt manages the business as a unit of RR Donnelley, the $10B integrated communications company.

Prior to RR Donnelley’s acquisition of Nimblefish, Matt was the company’s Executive VP of Technology & Operations. In that role he lead the Product Management, Engineering and Operations teams in the design, development, and operation of the world’s leading Marketing Engine platform, which delivers precisely targeted print, email, video, and personal online experiences to hundreds of millions of consumers.

Experience:

* Multichannel marketing
* Marketing Automation
* Digital media
* Workflow Automation
* Online/offline/social/mobile integration

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Nader Fathi

EIR

Nader has over 25 years of proven performance as an entrepreneur, CEO, mergers & acquisitions, business development, technical marketing and global sales. Experienced in direct major account consultative selling, developing partnerships to drive revenues, and all aspects of marketing. Proven expertise in launching and rapidly growing new enterprise companies. Able to rapidly quantify a vision into a mission, and map to specific deliverables.

Specialties: M&A, Cloud, Big Data, Analytics, Gamification, SaaS, Global Product Quality, Contract Manufacturing, Enterprise software, EDA, chip design, general management, professional services, international sales and marketing.

Experience:

  • CEO and COO positions
  • Board or Business Development
  • Enterprise and Startup companies
  • Group President
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Steve Baker

EIR

Steve Baker is a senior finance and operations executive with over 25 years of experience as a Board Member, COO, CFO, VP-Finance of startup, mid-market and multi-national corporations. Significant experience in building and leading organizations through rapid growth and significant changes, raising capital and selecting and implementing finance and operational systems to scale business operations.

  • Grew a mobile software company from $1M in revenue to $20M in 2 years.
  • Grew a public software company from $6M in revenue to $20M in 3 years.
  • Grew an operating system company from $30M to $105M in 4 years.
  • Grew a service management software company from $85M to $138M in 3 years.

Experience:

  • Software, SaaS, Mobile & Hardware industries
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Debt & Equity Financing - $182M
  • IPO Readiness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • International Experience with 17 countries
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Steve Jacobs

EIR

Stephen Jacobs is the Founder and Principal at SEJ Media Solutions. A successful executive and innovative digital strategist at CBS News and SONY, his expertise spans cutting edge product and business development, hands-on financial and editorial management, corporate and strategic alliances as well as career-development. For his work, he has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with multiple Emmys™, the American Association of Women in Television, and the Broadcast Design Association.

Experience:

  • Large & Digital Media, Consumer Electronics, Management Consulting
  • Board or Business Development
  • Enterprise and Startup companies
  • SVP, Executive Producer positions

Website: http://www.sejsolutions.com

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Tom Rice

EIR

I am a Silicon Valley veteran. I have been a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur and a CEO. My passion is working with technical founders to build a company around their proven technology. I have broad IT, energy technology and technical software background. Recent companies focus on video editing, mobile apps, and fluid flow. I am helping several overseas companies set up US operations.

Experience:

  • Startup pitches
  • Fund raising
  • Company expansion
  • Corporate partnering
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Arnaud Glatron

EIR

Arnaud is an entrepreneur and creative executive with a strong and diverse technical background, robust business acumen, dependable intuition, and a result and data driven management style. He brings 20 years of experience with a successful track record of developing and shipping over 30 leading edge products in startups and larger companies, and a demonstrated ability to build great teams.

Arnaud’s passion is to get startups to deliver exceptional world-changing products that customers rave about. He has know-how in product management and development from inception to market. He expands the business and marketing visions through his contributions to the business, marketing, product, development and technology strategies.

Domains of expertise: consumer electronics, software development, mobile applications, human/machine interactions, web/cloud based products, data centers, surveillance, multimedia products, video/audio telecommunication over IP, wearable electronics, medical electronics.

Experience:

  • Get products to market
  • Product management, go-to-market strategy, monetization strategy, startup pitches
  • Management/optimization of projects
  • User experience
  • Recruit and develop organizations
  • M&As, IP management strategies
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Alen Malaki

EIR

Alen has been an Executive with extensive global experience in Automotive, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics and Mobile product for Fortune 100 companies like Delphi/GM, Fairchild, Freescale, Motorola and Cisco as well as executive advisor to small & midsize entrepreneurial technology companies and universities.

He has led successful development of innovative safety and communication products for leading automotive companies such as GM, Ford, Fiat, BMW, Chrysler and Cummins as well as Tire 1 suppliers such as Delphi, Denso, TRW & Allied Signal in record time.

Alen has established global manufacturing and customer service centers in Asia and EU to support Semiconductor and Mobile product leadership and customer satisfaction strategies. In addition, Alen has established and managed an investment portfolio and has led the deployment of collaborative tools in Asia and EU.

His passion is to build innovative and robust products/technologies and to help founders gain traction and market share.

Experience

  • Robust Automotive electronics system development
  • Consumer Mobile and wireless technology development
  • Strategic corp. alliance/partnership, integration & Business Dev.
  • Developing global operations and customer relationship
  • Strategic planning and Portfolio/Risk Management
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Anthony (Tony) Lavia

EIR

Tony Lavia draws on over 20 years of executive experience to build and grow hi tech businesses, with outstanding results. As the President and CEO of Flexstar Technology for the past 6 years, he successfully restructured and re-purposed the Company and positioned it for a major leap-ahead in growth and profitability. Flexstar is now the market share leader in its field. Prior to Flexstar, Tony led several start-ups in the Bay Area and in the “Boston 128 Corridor”. He developedcomplete businesses based on advanced technologies in wireless networks, fiber optic systems (FOTS), and internet routers.

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Cirrus Shakeri

EIR

Experience:

* Enterprise Software
* Artificial Intelligence
* CTO functions
* People/Team Development
* Lean startup methodology

Cirrus has been in the forefront of building innovative enterprise software products for more than 15 years with focus on process automation, information management, and big data analytics. 

For the past six years he worked at the office of the CTO at SAP doing technology trend analysis and technology scouting, building numerous prototypes and frontrunner applications, putting together technology strategy for legacy systems and platform renewal, co-developing products with customers, and technical/scientific research.

Before working for a large software corporation, he worked for small and medium size companies. That’s why he is of the opinion that startup and small companies should leverage their speed and agility to innovate fast while large corporations should rely on their strength in scaling up (and out) the innovative products that small companies build.

Cirrus has worked with customers on solving their real-world problems in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, telecomm, retail, and government. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in control systems, and a Ph.D. in the applications of artificial intelligence in engineering. He is a US patent holder and has published in academic journals and industry conferences.

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Renaud Laplanche

CEO & Founder

Lending Club

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Moving into Plug and Play TechCenter was one of the best decisions we made in the early days of the company. The space combinesflexibility, affordability, and frequent networking opportunities that helped us meet some of our most important partners and investors to date. So it’s a very flexible kind of setting in the beginning where when you’re in a situation where you grow from three employees to five and seven and 12 and 15 employees. It was in the middle of the holidays. So it’s really useful to be able to ... to be set up quickly and to be flexible in the beginning. Then on top of that there are the other benefits that I didn’t know about when you move into Plug and Play which is a community...it’s a fantastic place in terms of being surrounded by entrepreneurs and you know, the social interaction,professional interaction you can have with other entrepreneurs and all the sort of meetings and conferences that happen in the building are extremely useful as well. Have done so far happened through a person who visited this space over here and gave that person a pitch, a 30-second pitch of what the company was about and he said, hey I know someone who can help and we got a deal done that way.

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