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Alireza Masrour


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.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Alireza Masrour Investments (37)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
FLYR 30-Mar-2015 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
000000 27-Feb-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
00000000000 24-Feb-2015 00000 00000 000 Leisure Facilities Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
00000000000 04-Jan-2015 0000 00000 000 Application Software Out of Business 0000000 0000000
0000 27-Aug-2014 0000 00000 00.000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
00000 0000 07-Jul-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 0000000 0000000
000000 24-Jun-2014 00000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
0000000 0000 13-Jun-2014 000000000000 Application Software Startup 0000000 0000000
ShoppinPal 10-Jun-2014 Early Stage VC 00000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Altitude 28-Mar-2014 Seed Round Information Services (B2C) Startup 0000000 0000000
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Alireza Masrour Exits (18)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
LoungeBuddy 01-Apr-2019 Merger/Acquisition Completed
0000000 16-Nov-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000
000000 14-Nov-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000000
000000 01-Oct-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000
000000 26-Oct-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000 0000000000
00000 0000 01-Aug-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
0000000 0000 02-Jun-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000000
00000000000 01-Apr-2016 000 00 00000000 Completed
GetGoing 28-Jan-2016 Merger/Acquisition Completed
  • BCD Travel
First Meta 01-Jan-2016 Out of Business Completed
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Alireza Masrour Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Alireza Masrour Angel Investor 000 0 San Francisco, CA

Alireza Masrour Co-Investors (48)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Plug and Play Tech Center 2 0 0
Accel 0 0 0
Founders Fund 0 0 0
Menlo Ventures 0 0 0
Shasta Ventures 0 0 0
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