Congratulating RapidAPI on their unicorn status

I’m thrilled to congratulate RapidAPI – the Next-Generation API Platform – on a successful Series D funding round and their newly minted unicorn status. M12’s initial investment in RapidAPI as the lead of their series B round was announced in June 2019, and since then, RapidAPI has significantly expanded its product offerings. We recognized at the time that the API […]

Direct Line with Saurabh Tiwary: Why Large Language Models Matter

Working with M12 means access to some of the amazing minds at Microsoft. This has given us the privilege to name thoughts leaders like Saurabh Tiwary, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Turing as a scientific advisor to M12.  I recently had the chance to sit down with Saurabh to discuss his views on large language […]

Direct Line with Saurabh Tiwary: How Do Large Language Models Work?

Working with M12 means access to some of the amazing minds at Microsoft. This has given us the privilege to name thoughts leaders like Saurabh Tiwary, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Turing as a scientific advisor to M12.  I recently had the chance to sit down with Saurabh to discuss his views on large language […]

Welcoming Included VC Venture Fellow Ahmed Deyab

It’s my pleasure to welcome Ahmed Deyab to M12 as a venture fellow on the investment team. Based in London, Ahmed will focus on deals in the UK as well as opportunities across Europe. He joins our team from Atomico, where he worked as an investor focused on enterprise SaaS and working on the State of European Tech […]

Welcoming Palm NFT Studio to the M12 portfolio

Palm NFT Studio logo

We’re excited to welcome Palm NFT Studio— a one-stop shop for leading creators and brands to power their NFT projects across movies, games, music, and art —to the M12 portfolio as lead of their Series B funding round.  Technological and societal paradigm shifts are ushering in Web3, which will fundamentally change existing technologies, business models, and […]

Welcoming blackshark.ai to the M12 portfolio

blackshark.ai logo

I’m excited to welcome blackshark.ai—the company building the first semantic 3D digital twin of the structures on the surface of the Earth—to the M12 portfolio as lead of their Series A funding round, alongside Point72 Ventures.  Tremendous effort goes into mapping our world and keeping that map information fresh and up-to-date. But map data is typically […]

Direct Line with Jocelyn Moore, General Manager, Microsoft Global Diversity & Inclusion

Jocelyn Moore

Direct Line is a series of interviews with Microsoft execs with an eye toward the startup and VC ecosystem. I sat down with Jocelyn Moore, General Manager, Microsoft Global Diversity & Inclusion and M12 Advisory Board Member, to discuss strategies for founders looking to build diverse and inclusive companies. Jocelyn has met with several of the […]

Growth round fundraising: Strategies and metrics that matter

The Runway Series: Insights to help your business take off

Last month, we kicked off The Runway Series, a new set of events that provides founders with insights to help their businesses scale.  In Episode 1, Growth round fundraising: Strategies and metrics that matter, we were lucky to be joined by CEO of WorkBoard Deidre Paknad and General Partner at B Capital Group Rashmi Gopinath. Deidre has founded and […]

Welcoming GrowthSpace to the M12 portfolio

I’m excited to welcome GrowthSpace—personalized talent development at-scale—to the M12 portfolio as co-lead of their Series A round, alongside Vertex Ventures. I’ve been following the GrowthSpace team for years now, and have been impressed by their vision to make every employee great—an aspiration that emerged from their personal experiences as managers and servant leaders. While the […]

Welcoming Included VC Venture Fellow Munashe Dema

It’s my pleasure to welcome Munashe Dema to M12 as a venture fellow on the investment team.  Based in London and Berlin, Munashe will focus on deals in the UK as well as opportunities across Europe. He joins our team from Blue Future Partners where he worked as an investor-in-residence and led the creation of a pan-African […]