Today Surf announces its acceptance into the Plug and Play Spring 2019 Accelerator.
Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations through accelerator programs, innovation services and investment opportunities. During its industry-themed accelerator programs, startups are connected with mentors, investors and corporate partners to propel their business.
"Surf follows our fundamental belief that as people become increasingly nomadic, the technology that serves them needs to be nimble and personalized,” said Kevin Parakkattu, Senior Ventures Associate. “We loved their deployment within rideshare and believe they can drive rich insights while providing a unique and fun platform for ride-share consumers. We are very happy to have them in our current cohort!"
Surf joins 19 other startups selected for the Brand and Retail program after presenting to a group of panelists and observers from industry-leading corporations.
“We are thrilled to join the cohort of startups accepted into this renowned program,” said Eli Chmouni, Surf founder and CEO. “We are proud Plug and Play sees Surf’s opportunity to connect brands and retailers with their audiences through entertainment experiences. We look forward to the opportunities this program will allow us. ”
Surf is a media distribution platform that places interactive tablets in rideshare vehicles for the entertainment of passengers and the promotion of businesses and brands. In addition to featuring high-quality, curated content, entertaining videos, movie trailers and music, Surf tablets connect passengers to the best local businesses in their area and top brands through engaging out-of-home experiences. Surf reaches rideshare passengers in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Denver, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami and San Diego. Learn more by visiting ridewithsurf.com.
About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 20 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 10,000 startups and 280 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club and PayPal. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com.