RSM announces partnership with global innovation platform

RSM US LLP, a US based leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market has announced a partnership with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform.

As a strategic founding anchor partner for Plug and Play’s newest vertical in cybersecurity and an anchor partner in Fintech, RSM will connect with startups that are bringing innovation to the cybersecurity and financial technology spaces.

Plug and Play invests in more than 150 companies each year and has 28 locations around the world, including in Silicon Valley and New York. Some of its successes include PayPal, Dropbox, SoundHound and Lending Club.

Gordon Micallef, RSM Malta’s partner responsible for techno­logy consulting, said: “RSM is committed to keep abreast with technology in an effort to understand our clients and fulfill our role as first-choice advisors, as clients contemplate new ways of doing business to succeed in today’s rapidly changing and increasingly global economy.”

“It is our pleasure to welcome RSM as a new partner in Fintech and as a founding anchor partner in cybersecurity. Their commitment to innovation is what we look for in our partners, particularly when they have such a strong position in serving the middle market,” said Saeed Amidi, founder and CEO of Plug and Play.

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, it has built accelerator programmes, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, the programmes have expanded world­wide to include a presence in 28 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond.

With over 6,000 startups and 220 official corporate partners, Plug and Play has created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. It provides active investments with 200 leading Sili­con Valley VCs and hosts more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in its community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk.

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