Microsoft Ventures

Azure adoption topmost on Microsoft’s mind with new ScaleUp programme for startups

Anand J

Microsoft is looking to collaborate with startups for digital transformation at enterprises even as the tech giant replaces its ....

26 September, 2018

Microsoft Ventures to set up office in India; to invest in IoT, blockchain

Anirban Ghoshal

Satya Nadella-led tech giant Microsoft has decided to reorient the strategy of its venture capital arm by setting up a new office ....

29 March, 2018

Microsoft floats $500 mn startup programme

Anirban Ghoshal

Tech giant Microsoft is launching a programme named Microsoft for Startups to offer technology access and go-to-market and community ....

15 February, 2018

JustBooks secures funding from CoCreate Ventures

Disha Sharma

Investment firm CoCreate Ventures has set up a Rs 15 crore ($2.2 million) fund to help startups pivot or turn around. The firm, ....

29 December, 2016

Nagraj Kashyap-led Microsoft Ventures launches new fund for AI startups

Dearton Thomas Hector

US-based Microsoft Ventures, the venture capital arm of software giant Microsoft, announced on Monday that it has formed a new ....

13 December, 2016

Helpshift gets funding from Cisco Investments as part of Series B round

Binu Paul

Cisco Investments has joined the Series B funding round of Pune- and San Francisco-based mobile customer relationship management ....

22 November, 2016

Microsoft Accelerator names Bala Girisaballa as CEO, elevates Ravi Narayan as global director

Binu Paul

Microsoft has appointed former Zinnov executive Bala Girisaballa as chief executive officer-in-residence to lead Microsoft Accelerator ....

30 August, 2016

Helpshift raises $23 mn from Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, others

Manu P Toms

Pune- and San Francisco-based mobile customer relationship management (CRM) company Helpshift Inc. has raised $23 million (around ....

7 June, 2016

Startup Walkabout: A peep into accelerators, VCs and a tech firm

Manu P Toms & Vijayakumar Pitchiah & Binu Paul

About 150 startup entrepreneurs and investors had a chance to visit the offices of top venture capital firms, accelerator and ....

27 April, 2016

Startup funding: Valuation alone should not define a unicorn

Ravi Narayan

In terms of investments, food-tech and travel-tech firms seem to be gradually moving away from the radar. Deeply focused tech ....

30 December, 2015

Microsoft Ventures unveils new accelerators for late-stage startups


Microsoft Ventures India, which runs an India-focused early-stage startup accelerator programme, has launched two new accelerator ....

5 March, 2015

Deshpande Foundation partners Microsoft Ventures to launch incubator for startups in small cities


Microsoft Ventures India has partnered with Deshpande Foundation, an organisation that focuses on building an ecosystem to nurture ....

25 August, 2014

Meet the 12 startups picked for Microsoft Ventures' 5th accelerator batch

Anand Rai

Microsoft Ventures India has announced the list of 12 startups for its fifth batch of accelerator program. As part of the four ....

25 July, 2014

Microsoft Ventures' Big Data startup Frrole raises $245K in angel round


Bangalore-based Frrole, a Big Data startup, has raised $245,000 (Rs 1.5 crore) in angel funding from eight angel investors and ....

22 April, 2014

Meet the 16 startups picked for Microsoft Ventures' summer acceleration program

Sainul K

Microsoft Ventures India has announced the list of 16 startups for its summer batch of accelerator program for 2014. Of the total ....

11 February, 2014

Online book reader startup Bookpad & cloud-based healthcare provider Praxify picked for Microsoft Ventures' accelerator programme

Sainul K

Bangalore-based Bookpad Technologies Pvt Ltd, which develops digital reading solutions, and Pune-based Xtremum solutions Pvt Ltd, ....

5 November, 2013

A quick look at the startups picked for Microsoft Ventures Accelerator's 2013 winter programme

Sainul K

Microsoft Ventures has picked eight companies for its winter batch of startup accelerator programme that is currently underway. ....

13 August, 2013