Elisa leads Market Development for M12, Microsoft’s venture fund. Her team manages a three-sided marketplace composed of: M12 portfolio companies, venture capital partners, and Fortune 500 corporations. Market Development aims to build M12’s innovation ecosystem, serve as the point of contact between Microsoft and Silicon Valley, and identify major trends in real-time.
Prior to joining M12, Elisa led strategic enterprise deals for Office 365 with major large-cap technology corporations. She has executed over 150 business development deals working across Microsoft Madrid, Redmond, and San Francisco. Her areas of expertise include quantum computing, productivity applications, cloud computing, AI, mobile app development, IoT, SaaS and new business model creation. Elisa earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Publica de Navarra and an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.