A Home for Digital



We invest in early-stage companies.

We do not just invest money. We know that the real value is in the people. The founders, the people in our team but most importantly the people we know. We connect our companies to mentors,  clients and investors. 

When to Apply?

Applications are open. The new accelerator program will begin early 2018.


View our full schedule here.


We are grateful for all the companies that have chosen us
and excited for those who will.


From Berlin to Silicon Valley. We create opportunities.

We count ourselves lucky. We are a joint venture between the Plug and Play Tech Center and Axel Springer SE. They support us in every way possible. It also means we are not bound to one region, one topic, one opinion. We offer a global network and international opportunities.

Axel Springer SE,  is not only market leader in the German print business, but is also active in more than 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses. As a result of consistent internationalization and digitization it is one of the leading digital publishers in Europe, with more than 50% of its revenues coming from digital media activities. That is something to be proud of. And we are. 

Plug and Play Tech Center is an international startup accelerator that has been making it big since 1990. Located in Sunnyvale, California, Plug and Play has made a business in people and connections. It has housed companies like Google, Paypal, Logitech and DropBox and partnered with prestigious universities and big corporate companies.

Our mentors have seen it all. 

If we cannot help, we will find someone who can.

We care for our companies. 


Artist at AS PnP

We think young artists and startups have a lot in common. They take risks and work with limited resources. Their process of working is however very different. We think interesting things happen when different people work together and talk. That is why we founded the artist in residence program in cooperation with EIGEN + ART Lab.

We proudly present our family, partners and co-investors.

Our network is deeply integrated into accelerator life. We learn from each other. Together we seek to create the best possible opportunities for the startups.