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Saeed Amidi States Desire To Invest In 20 Early Startups Each Year

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  • Date Added : 1/15/2008
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Saeed Amidi

  • Founder, Plug And Play Tech Center
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Biography

Saeed Amidi is the President and CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center. Plug and Play is a large incubator in Sunnyvale, CA which offers a range of services from full service office space to strategic advice to direct investments to start-up companies. In addition, Amidi is the Founding General Partner of Amidzad which he co-founded in 2000. He is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned executive with over 23 years of experience in founding, operating, and growing successful companies.

Amidi has been closely involved with more than twenty new emerging growth companies, of which 2 became public companies (PayPal (acquired by eBay) and Preview Systems).

Saeed Amidi co-founded the Amidi Group in 1980, a conglomerate of privately-held business enterprises consisting of several domestic and international entities with significant manufacturing, distribution, trading, retail, and real estate holdings. For the past 23 years, he has chaired and spearheaded the operations and management of a number of the Amidi Group entities, growing the aggregate value of its assets under management to over $250M.

I mean like I am very excited about, we participated, I always like numbers, measuring success from results, we invested in 14 companies in 2007 and all in all I think there is about 35-36 in our portfolio right now. I am of the belief that you cannot 100% pick which one would be the most successfu...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 20 Saeed Amidi Discusses Personal Background and Impact of Revolution In Iran
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  • 2 min. 46 sec.
Video 2 of 20 Saeed Amidi Discusses Early Experience In Starting A Business
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  • 6 min. 15 sec.
Video 3 of 20 Saeed Amidi Discusses Finding Right Location For Technology Center
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  • 3 min. 34 sec.
Video 4 of 20 Saeed Amidi Discusses Exciting Environment At Plug and Play Tech Center
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  • 1 min. 42 sec.
Video 5 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Community at Plug and Play Fosters Greater Success Rate
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  • 4 min. 5 sec.
Video 6 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Plug and Play Enables Proximity To Entrepreneurs And Potential Investment Opportunities
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  • 3 min. 37 sec.
Video 7 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Surprise That There Is A Formula To Entrepreneurship
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  • 2 min. 1 sec.
Video 8 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Desire To Invest In 20 Early Startups Each Year
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  • 2 min. 8 sec.
Video 9 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Personal Definition Of Success Is Impact He Has Been Able To Have On Entrepreneurs
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  • 1 min. 30 sec.
Video 10 of 20 Saeed Amidi States US Universities Teach Their Students That They Can Be Successful Entrepreneurs
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  • 3 min. 35 sec.
Video 11 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Entrepreneurs Need To Have Passion
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  • 1 min. 43 sec.
Video 12 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Entrepreneurs Are Made From Having Exposure To Right Experiences
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  • 2 min. 40 sec.
Video 13 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Students Should Pursue Internships For Experience
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Video 14 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Leaders Have To Enjoy Their Role To Be Successful
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  • 2 min. 17 sec.
Video 15 of 20 Saeed Amidi Shares Thoughts On How Business Opportunities Are Evaluated
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  • 2 min. 4 sec.
Video 16 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Business Partners Must Have Mutual Respect
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  • 2 min. 10 sec.
Video 17 of 20 Saeed Amidi States You Should Set Up The Business With The End In Mind
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  • 1 min. 22 sec.
Video 18 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Importance of Communication And Corporate Culture
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  • 1 min. 11 sec.
Video 19 of 20 Saeed Amidi Discusses Mistakes Made With Venture Capitalists
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  • 1 min. 5 sec.
Video 20 of 20 Saeed Amidi States Biggest Reward and Biggest Challenge of Life Has Been Finding Work Life Balance
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  • 1 min. 59 sec.