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Microsoft Ventures Formed
It describes Microsoft Ventures as broad-based with a holistic approach
By: Maureen O'Gara
Jul. 1, 2013 07:30 AM
Microsoft has created Microsoft Ventures as a way to unify its sundry venture efforts by housing them under one roof and giving entrepreneurs a single point of engagement.
It describes Microsoft Ventures as broad-based with a holistic approach, featuring a community evangelism program including BizSpark, which will continue to offer access to Microsoft tools and technologies, including Windows, Office, Visual Studio and Azure; an accelerator program; and a seed fund that works with start-ups worldwide.
The accelerator program will be expanded from Bangalore, Beijing, Paris, Seattle and Tel-Aviv to Berlin, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro.
It is also evolving the Bing Fund by adding more funding to support more start-ups including ventures in enterprise software, Big Data, security, artificial intelligence, advertising, gaming, SaaS and cloud services.
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