At Plug and Play, our core objective is to catalyze technological advancement through startup accelerators, incubators, and investment.
Over the past 11 years, we have built the largest innovation platform on the planet, bringing together startups, investors, and blue chip corporations.
We are experts in facilitating meaningful introductions, investing in startups, and bringing together key stakeholders into one world-changing network.
Since inception, our startup community has raised over $3.5 billion in venture funding and we continue to make over 150 investments every year.
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe.
The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.
The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realizetheir projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States.
In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
At BNP Paribas, to be innovative means creating a new type of banking relationship and inventing the Bank of Tomorrow.
A bank that is both physical and digital, combining the best of both worlds – new ways of interacting provided by the social networks, new services linked to mobile tools, digitization and process simplification.
At BNP Paribas, to be innovative means anticipating the changes that are affecting our customers and turning these changes into opportunities. BNP Paribas is determined to draw on collective intelligence – benefiting from external resources by building products and services in conjunction with our customers and forging partnerships with startups and other innovative companies; as well as calling on our own in-house creativity.