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Announcing a National Partnership with All Raise

M12May 21, 2020
Announcing a National Partnership with All Raise
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Welcoming FortressIQ to the M12 portfolio

M12May 13, 2020
Welcoming FortressIQ to the M12 portfolio
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Welcoming FarEye to the M12 portfolio

M12April 15, 2020
Welcoming FarEye to the M12 portfolio
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Welcoming PsiQuantum to the M12 portfolio

Samir Kumar

April 06, 2020
Welcoming PsiQuantum to the M12 portfolio
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Joint Statement by Microsoft & AnyVision - AnyVision Audit

M12March 27, 2020
Joint Statement by Microsoft & AnyVision - AnyVision Audit
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Welcoming Arkose Labs to the M12 portfolio

M12March 24, 2020
Welcoming Arkose Labs to the M12 portfolio
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Announcing Our Female Founders Competition Finalists

M12March 18, 2020
Announcing Our Female Founders Competition Finalists
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Microsoft’s venture fund M12 invests in SuperAwesome and opens European office

M12January 27, 2020
Microsoft’s venture fund M12 invests in SuperAwesome and opens European office
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Welcoming Evisort to the M12 portfolio

Nagraj Kashyap

December 19, 2019
Welcoming Evisort to the M12 portfolio
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Empowering Women Founders Through Investment

Peggy Johnson

October 17, 2019
Empowering Women Founders Through Investment
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Welcoming Applied Intuition to the M12 portfolio

Samir Kumar

September 12, 2019
Welcoming Applied Intuition to the M12 portfolio
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Livongo’s IPO: How M12 came to invest and add value

Leo de Luna

July 25, 2019
Livongo’s IPO: How M12 came to invest and add value
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M12 hosts its inaugural India VC Summit

M12 Hosts Its Inaugural India VC Summit

Rashmi Gopinath

July 08, 2019
M12 Hosts Its Inaugural India VC Summit
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M12 Spotlights Progress in Europe at London VC Event

Shir Sarouf

June 16, 2019
M12 Spotlights Progress in Europe at London VC Event
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Series B Funding, Launching RapidAPI for Teams

RapidAPIJune 11, 2019
Series B Funding, Launching RapidAPI for Teams
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WorkSpan to Accelerate Joint Customers' Revenue with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Ecosystem Cloud

WorkSpanJune 03, 2019
WorkSpan to Accelerate Joint Customers' Revenue with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Ecosystem Cloud
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Codefresh honored with Attendee Choice Award

Sean Fitzhenry

May 13, 2019
Codefresh honored with Attendee Choice Award
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Leveraging the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Transform Hedge Fund Investing

Rashmi GopinathApril 29, 2019
Leveraging the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Transform Hedge Fund Investing
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Nagraj at M12 Summit

Celebrating three years of M12 with our inaugural summit

Kenneth Horenstein

April 18, 2019
Celebrating three years of M12 with our inaugural summit
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Nagraj at M12 Summit

Meeting entrepreneurs on their terms:
Why we don’t require any “special rights”

Nagraj Kashyap

March 26, 2019
Meeting entrepreneurs on their terms:
Why we don’t require any “special rights”
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Portfolio Spotlight: M12 Leads Go1 Series B

Nagraj Kashyap

March 20, 2019
Portfolio Spotlight: M12 Leads Go1 Series B
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SpyCloud Ugly Sweaters

Portfolio Spotlight: M12 Leads SpyCloud Series B

Leo de Luna

March 04, 2019
Portfolio Spotlight: M12 Leads SpyCloud Series B
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Celebrating three years of M12 with our inaugural summit

Nagraj Kashyap

March 01, 2019
Celebrating three years of M12 with our inaugural summit
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M12 begins investing in India

Nagraj Kashyap

January 16, 2019
M12 begins investing in India
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Microsoft’s investment arm M12 announces winners of $4M Female Founders Competition

GeekWireDecember 11, 2018
Microsoft’s investment arm M12 announces winners of $4M Female Founders Competition
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Funding isn’t Everything: Ten Insights for Founders Starting Up  

Tanya Loh

December 04, 2018
Funding isn’t Everything: Ten Insights for Founders Starting Up  
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It’s All in Your State of Mind: Reflecting on the Female Founders Pitch Competition

Christina Pluta

November 19, 2018
It’s All in Your State of Mind: Reflecting on the Female Founders Pitch Competition
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Our Female Founders Competition Finalists

M12

November 15, 2018
Our Female Founders Competition Finalists
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Microsoft names finalists in its $4M Female Founders Competition

CNETNovember 15, 2018
Microsoft names finalists in its $4M Female Founders Competition
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Convergence of CIO and CISO Roles to Manage Cybersecurity Risks in the Enterprise

Rashmi GopinathOctober 30, 2018
Convergence of CIO and CISO Roles to Manage Cybersecurity Risks in the Enterprise
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Cybersecurity Pioneer HYAS Raises $6.2M Series A Round Led By M12

HYASAugust 02, 2018
Cybersecurity Pioneer HYAS Raises $6.2M Series A Round Led By M12
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BlueVine raises additional $12 million from M12, Microsoft's venture fund, and Nationwide, bringing total Series E funding to $72 million

BlueVineJuly 31, 2018
BlueVine raises additional $12 million from M12, Microsoft's venture fund, and Nationwide, bringing total Series E funding to $72 million
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M12 and VC partners commit $4 million to empower women entrepreneurs

MicrosoftJuly 26, 2018
M12 and VC partners commit $4 million to empower women entrepreneurs
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M12 announces $4 million global competition for women entrepreneurs

MicrosoftJuly 26, 2018
M12 announces $4 million global competition for women entrepreneurs
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Customer Identity Leader LoginRadius Announces $17M Series A Funding from ForgePoint and Microsoft’s Venture Fund, M12

LoginRadiusJuly 25, 2018
Customer Identity Leader LoginRadius Announces $17M Series A Funding from ForgePoint and Microsoft’s Venture Fund, M12
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Cerebri AI raises $5M Series A round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund

TechCrunchJune 28, 2018
Cerebri AI raises $5M Series A round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund
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Codefresh raises $8M Series B round for its container-centric CI/CD platform

TechCrunchJune 27, 2018
Codefresh raises $8M Series B round for its container-centric CI/CD platform
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Siemens Doubles Down On Smart Building Investment, Acquiring Oakland Startup Comfy

ForbesJune 26, 2018
Siemens Doubles Down On Smart Building Investment, Acquiring Oakland Startup Comfy
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Microsoft to acquire Bonsai in move to build ‘brains’ for autonomous systems

MicrosoftJune 20, 2018
Microsoft to acquire Bonsai in move to build ‘brains’ for autonomous systems
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Beamery Series B: Putting $28M to work for our customers

BeameryJune 20, 2018
Beamery Series B: Putting $28M to work for our customers
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GCV Powerlist 2018: #9 Nagraj Kashyap

GCV Powerlist 2018May 21, 2018
GCV Powerlist 2018: #9 Nagraj Kashyap
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M12 and VC partners award $3.5 million to most innovative companies harnessing the power of artificial intelligence

M12May 01, 2018
M12 and VC partners award $3.5 million to most innovative companies harnessing the power of artificial intelligence
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Meet the winners of Microsoft Ventures’ first global AI startup competition

GeekWireMay 01, 2018
Meet the winners of Microsoft Ventures’ first global AI startup competition
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Microsoft’s global Innovate.AI competition unearths AI trends

VentureBeatMay 01, 2018
Microsoft’s global Innovate.AI competition unearths AI trends
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Microsoft Ventures gives itself a new name as it reintroduces itself to enterprise startups — here's how it landed on 'M12'

Business InsiderApril 30, 2018
Microsoft Ventures gives itself a new name as it reintroduces itself to enterprise startups — here's how it landed on 'M12'
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Introducing M12

Nagraj Kashyap

April 30, 2018
Introducing M12
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Improving the World Through Artificial Intelligence: The ‘AI for Good’ Finalists

Adam Coccari

April 25, 2018
Improving the World Through Artificial Intelligence: The ‘AI for Good’ Finalists
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RapidSOS Raises $16M to Provide Life-Saving Data to First Responders

RapidSOSApril 18, 2018
RapidSOS Raises $16M to Provide Life-Saving Data to First Responders
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Directly Announces $20 Million Series B Funding with Participation from Microsoft Ventures

DirectlyApril 10, 2018
Directly Announces $20 Million Series B Funding with Participation from Microsoft Ventures
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Introducing Our Innovate.AI Finalists

Nagraj Kashyap

March 14, 2018
Introducing Our Innovate.AI Finalists
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Unravel Data Secures $15 million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Innovation in APM for Big Data

UnravelJanuary 23, 2018
Unravel Data Secures $15 million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Innovation in APM for Big Data
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New Year, New Opportunity to Move the Needle on Diversity & Inclusion

M12

January 22, 2018
New Year, New Opportunity to Move the Needle on Diversity & Inclusion
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Unbabel raises $23M for its ‘AI-powered, human-refined’ translation platform

TechCrunchJanuary 11, 2018
Unbabel raises $23M for its ‘AI-powered, human-refined’ translation platform
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Workboard Raises $9+ Million Series A to Activate Smarter Strategies Faster for Enterprises

WorkboardDecember 13, 2017
Workboard Raises $9+ Million Series A to Activate Smarter Strategies Faster for Enterprises
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Contrast Security Announces Microsoft Ventures and AXA Strategic Ventures as Global Strategic Investors

Contrast SecurityDecember 07, 2017
Contrast Security Announces Microsoft Ventures and AXA Strategic Ventures as Global Strategic Investors
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Pixvana Raises $14 Million Series A to Accelerate the Creation and Delivery of Immersive Video Experiences

PixvanaNovember 20, 2017
Pixvana Raises $14 Million Series A to Accelerate the Creation and Delivery of Immersive Video Experiences
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Israeli drone maker Airobotics raises $32.5 million in private funds

ReutersSeptember 07, 2017
Israeli drone maker Airobotics raises $32.5 million in private funds
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The Future of AI: What We’re Watching

Samir Kumar

August 17, 2017
The Future of AI: What We’re Watching
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Make.TV Secures $8.5M in Funding from Voyager Capital, with Participation from Microsoft Ventures and Vulcan Capital, to Fuel Growth in the Only Live Video Router in the Cloud

Business WireJune 29, 2017
Make.TV Secures $8.5M in Funding from Voyager Capital, with Participation from Microsoft Ventures and Vulcan Capital, to Fuel Growth in the Only Live Video Router in the Cloud
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WhiteSource Raises $10 Million to Expand Market Leadership in Open Source Security and Compliance

WhiteSourceJune 14, 2017
WhiteSource Raises $10 Million to Expand Market Leadership in Open Source Security and Compliance
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Microsoft Ventures Leads Series B Funding In Trusona

TrusonaJune 13, 2017
Microsoft Ventures Leads Series B Funding In Trusona
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PandaDoc Closes $15 Million Series B, backed by Rembrandt, Microsoft Ventures, HubSpot and Altos

PandaDocMay 23, 2017
PandaDoc Closes $15 Million Series B, backed by Rembrandt, Microsoft Ventures, HubSpot and Altos
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Frame Secures $16M in New Funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, and In-Q-Tel

FrameMay 17, 2017
Frame Secures $16M in New Funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, and In-Q-Tel
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Outreach and Tact enhance the human side of sales through artificial intelligence

Nagraj Kashyap

May 16, 2017
Outreach and Tact enhance the human side of sales through artificial intelligence
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Bonsai Adds Strategic Investment From Microsoft Ventures, ABB, Samsung NEXT and Siemens to Bring Industrial-Strength Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Enterprises

BonsaiMay 03, 2017
Bonsai Adds Strategic Investment From Microsoft Ventures, ABB, Samsung NEXT and Siemens to Bring Industrial-Strength Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Enterprises
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Agolo Creates The Largest Dataset Of Summaries In Existence

AgoloMay 03, 2017
Agolo Creates The Largest Dataset Of Summaries In Existence
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Investing in AI, an Investment in the Future

Nagraj Kashyap

May 03, 2017
Investing in AI, an Investment in the Future
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Bonsai Launches Early Access Program to Accelerate Adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Enterprises

BonsaiMay 03, 2017
Bonsai Launches Early Access Program to Accelerate Adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Enterprises
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Synack Brings First Hacker-Powered Intelligence Platform to Masses Backed by Microsoft Ventures, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Singtel Innov8

SynackApril 11, 2017
Synack Brings First Hacker-Powered Intelligence Platform to Masses Backed by Microsoft Ventures, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Singtel Innov8
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General Catalyst and Kinnevik Co-Lead a $52.5 Million Investment in Livongo Health

LivongoMarch 16, 2017
General Catalyst and Kinnevik Co-Lead a $52.5 Million Investment in Livongo Health
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Microsoft Ventures Leads Investment in CNEX Labs for Data Center Storage

CNEX LabsMarch 15, 2017
Microsoft Ventures Leads Investment in CNEX Labs for Data Center Storage
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Prevedere Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by Norwest Venture Partners

PrevedereMarch 09, 2017
Prevedere Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by Norwest Venture Partners
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Microsoft Invests in Swedish Startup Pickit to Save the World from Boring Presentations

PickitMarch 01, 2017
Microsoft Invests in Swedish Startup Pickit to Save the World from Boring Presentations
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$43 Million to Open the Airspace

AirMapFebruary 23, 2017
$43 Million to Open the Airspace
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SnapRoute secures $25 million Series A investment for open source network OS

TechCrunchFebruary 07, 2017
SnapRoute secures $25 million Series A investment for open source network OS
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Microsoft Ventures backs Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity firm that protects with deception

TechCrunchJanuary 24, 2017
Microsoft Ventures backs Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity firm that protects with deception
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Element AI Announces Funding from Microsoft Ventures

Element AIDecember 12, 2016
Element AI Announces Funding from Microsoft Ventures
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Tact Secures $15 Million Series B

TactDecember 12, 2016
Tact Secures $15 Million Series B
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Making the long bet on AI + people

Nagraj Kashyap

December 12, 2016
Making the long bet on AI + people
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Paxata Accelerates Growth And Global Expansion With Fourth Round Of Investment

PaxataOctober 24, 2016
Paxata Accelerates Growth And Global Expansion With Fourth Round Of Investment
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A Portfolio with Impact

Nagraj Kashyap

October 04, 2016
A Portfolio with Impact
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Aqua Security Announces $9 Million in Series A Funding, Led by Microsoft

AquaSeptember 27, 2016
Aqua Security Announces $9 Million in Series A Funding, Led by Microsoft
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Kahoot! Closes $10m Financing Round To Help Improve Learning For All

Kahoot!September 21, 2016
Kahoot! Closes $10m Financing Round To Help Improve Learning For All
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Outreach Raises $17.5 Million From Trinity Ventures, Microsoft Ventures to Take Sales to the Next Level

OutreachJune 22, 2016
Outreach Raises $17.5 Million From Trinity Ventures, Microsoft Ventures to Take Sales to the Next Level
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Cloud HPC Leader Rescale Closes $14 Million Funding Round to Fuel Global Expansion

RescaleJune 16, 2016
Cloud HPC Leader Rescale Closes $14 Million Funding Round to Fuel Global Expansion
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Ventures Reimagined

Nagraj Kashyap

May 30, 2016
Ventures Reimagined