In November 2020, we announced the creation of the M12 Advisory Board, a group of industry-leading experts who are helping our team understand the technology trends on the horizon—shaping our investment theses in their respective focus areas and mentoring the founders in our portfolio. Today, I’m proud to share that Dr. Charlie Miller, Vice President of Social Learning at Microsoft and founder of Flipgrid, has joined the M12 Advisory Board to lend his expertise on enterprise and consumer learning.
In 2015, Dr. Miller founded Flipgrid—a shortform video discussion platform for PreK to PhD educators, learners, and families. Flipgrid was acquired by Microsoft in 2018 and is now used by more than 100 million learners across 190 countries. Dr. Miller is a deep expert in both education and design, as well as building and engaging with creator communities; he was a tenured Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, as well as the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Design Innovation. Charlie has published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings focused on the intersection of social learning, community, and design.