It is my pleasure to welcome Irad Dor as our newest partner at M12, Microsoft’s venture fund. Based in Tel Aviv, Irad will focus on early-stage investments in cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity and enterprise software in Israel and the broader EMEA region.
“I’m excited to join M12 at the fund’s five-year milestone. The team has built a reputation for investing in the best entrepreneurs, globally,” said Irad. “I’m looking forward to helping Israeli and EMEA startup teams accelerate growth with access to the Microsoft platform.”
I’m excited to join M12 at the fund’s five-year milestone. The team has built a reputation for investing in the best entrepreneurs, globally.”
– Irad Dor | Partner
Irad brings great experience as a former venture partner with Eight Roads Ventures, where he led investments in Israeli companies including FireBlocks, Gloat, and ScyllaDB. Prior to Eight Roads, Irad was a director at Singtel Innov8, and invested in prominent cybersecurity and cloud infrastructure startups. Irad built Singtel’s innovation center from the ground up and developed the organization’s open innovation activities in Israel and throughout Europe.
Prior to his time as an investor and ecosystem leader, Irad held several C-level and product roles at companies including P-Cube, NeuStar, and Cisco. He is a graduate of both the Israeli Defense Forces’ 8200 Unit and the Army Intelligence Technological Unit. Irad earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in electronic engineering and computer science, and an MBA from London Business School.
At M12, we are always on the lookout for visionary entrepreneurs disrupting the enterprise.
At M12, we are always on the lookout for visionary entrepreneurs disrupting the enterprise. To date, Israel has been an important geography due to local founders’ deep technical expertise and global ambitions. Irad has built impressive connections throughout the Israeli startup and venture ecosystem and has a great track record for brokering connections between startups and large corporations. We are thrilled to have him join the team, and advance our mission to empower entrepreneurs with capital, customer connections, and unparalleled access to Microsoft.
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