Focus

M12 is Microsoft’s corporate venture capital fund. We invest across key focus areas in the most promising early-stage companies that are disrupting markets in the business of today and tomorrow.

Our focus areas

Autonomous systems
Autonomous systems

Cloud infrastructure
Cloud infrastructure

Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

DevOps
DevOps

Frontier bets
Frontier bets

Healthcare
Healthcare

Vertical SaaS
Vertical SaaS

Web3, metaverse and gaming
Web3, metaverse and gaming

Why work with M12?

The M12 Advantage: Create Value. Accelerate Growth.

We are founders and experienced investors who build and nurture startups.
We create value and help our companies accelerate growth by providing access, benefits, and connections that matter.

Connections to
Microsoft

  • Advice from subject matter experts​
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Technical enablement​​
  • Product integrations​​
  • Co-selling support​​

Access to
Customers

  • Direct customer and partner introductions​​ 
  • Microsoft and industry event placement
  • Executive briefings​​ 
  • Founder network​​
  • Marketing ​

Product
Benefits

  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator Discount
  • LinkedIn Recruiter Discount​​
  • Microsoft Advertising​​
  • GitHub credits
  • Azure credits​​
  • O365 E3​​

Microsoft team members in discussion
Julia Liuson | CVP, Developer Division | Microsoft
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