Mr. Alireza Masrour serves as General Partner at Plug and Play Ventures. Mr. Masrour is in charge of Investment and due diligence for Plug and Play's venture arm where he is responsible for supporting the firm's investment and venture capital partners. He has led the investment and management of 200+ Plug and Play Portfolio Companies. Over his tenure at Plug and Play, Mr. Masrour has reviewed more than 50,000 startups and has had more than 5,000 face to face meeting with them. Some of the investments led by Mr. Masrour are FiscalNote, Aarki, CreditSesame, HealthPocket which acquired by Health Insurance Innovations, Matcha which acquired by Apple, PasswordBox which acquired by McAfee/Intel, TrustGo which acquired by Baidu, GNS3 which was acquired by Solarwind, Netsil was acquired by Nutanix, Kepler, Shippo and BookingPal to name a few.
Prior to Plug and Play, he was Founder and CEO at NekaTel, an Internet Airtime Distribution Networks, with over 800 retailers and millions of subscribers. Mr. Masrour grew NekaTel's revenue from $0 to over $45M in less than 2 years. He was also Founder of VidaTel, offering mobile airtime distribution technology and sold the technology in 2007. He has prior Engineering and Management background. Alireza published "Crossing the Digital Divide: What's Next" in Information Technologies and International Development Journal published by Harvard Business School for UN's World Summit on the Information Society.