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

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

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

Access to

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


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

Our work in action

Julia Liuson CVP, Developer Division Microsoft
Julia Liuson CVP, Developer Division Microsoft
Curated engagements with Microsoft decision makers
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