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 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 […]

Partnering with Women in Cloud at Microsoft Inspire and beyond

For the past several years, M12 has proudly supported the work of Women in Cloud, a community-led economic development organization on a mission to generate $1 billion in new global economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030. With their Cloud Accelerator, Women in Cloud is supporting women-led B2B software companies with customer access, cloud credits, […]

Leveraging OKRs for alignment and growth

In the summer of 2020, M12 adopted portfolio company solution WorkBoard, an OKRs software tool, to keep our globally distributed team focused and accountable. During a period of entirely remote work, WorkBoard enabled our team to better articulate priorities, identify opportunities for cross-team collaboration, and quickly onboard new teammates to the business. WorkBoard’s Sameera Moinpour, VP Strategic Services, […]

Celebrating the Black and Latinx female founders of Tech Equity Hub’s inaugural cohort

This blog was co-authored by Market Development Lead Elisa Garcia Anzano.  In 2020, our initial partnership project with Davis Wright Tremaine’s Project W came to life: SaaS Launch Lab—a series of virtual workshops for pre-seed, women-led companies developing enterprise SaaS solutions. Just weeks after the wrap of SaaS Launch Lab, the Project W team approached us with another opportunity. Reflecting on their years of important work to help women […]

Welcoming Databook to the M12 portfolio

We’re thrilled to welcome Databook—a leading platform in enterprise customer intelligence—to the M12 portfolio as lead of their Series A round. With fewer opportunities to meet with customers in-person over the past year due to remote work mandates, enterprise sellers needed to make limited interactions with customers really count. Customer intelligence solutions—designed to help sellers […]