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10 Reasons to Give Your Startup the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Advantage

Around the world, the Microsoft Ventures team works with startups at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey. One of the ways Microsoft is engaging more deeply with startups is through our accelerators.

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Do Accelerators Accelerate?

With entrepreneurship becoming increasingly “sexy,” more and more people are taking the risk of becoming entrepreneurs. Previously in India, starting up your own venture was an option for people who weren’t able to hold down a regular job. Now, people are giving up lucrative job offers in a bid to create something of their own, […]

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Microsoft Ventures Invests in Zula to Boost Mobile Productivity

We are happy to announce a seed fund investment in Zula, a startup that streamlines mobile communication and productivity.

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Microsoft Ventures Invests in Ranku to Help Students and Adults Find Online Degrees

Online education is like the Wild West. Ranku is a discovery engine that helps students and adults looking to further their education navigate the process and find reputable online colleges.

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9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Accelerator

Not every accelerator is right for your startup. For example, most accelerators require you to set up shop in their space. You want to be sure you and your partners like the vibe and can gain value from the space itself in addition to the program.

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My Discipline Will Beat Your Intellect

I meet 4-5 new entrepreneurs every week as part of my office hours on Go-to-market help for young startups. Most are based in Bangalore, but surprisingly some are from other parts of the world (Chennai, Singapore and Estonia, even, via Skype).

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SkyGiraffe is the First Seed Investment by Microsoft Ventures

At Microsoft Ventures, we are all about helping to create exceptional startups. We work with entrepreneurs that are turning brilliant ideas into successful companies. Earlier today at DLD Tel Aviv Digital Innovation 2013 we announced that SkyGiraffe, a cloud company that brings mobility to the enterprise, became our first investment as Microsoft Ventures.

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UK startups! Turn dreams into reality with Microsoft Ventures

Entrepreneurs throughout the world are working hard towards creating successful tech businesses. At Microsoft we’ve long recognised that innovation is crucial for global growth, and we’ve been trying to remove the barriers stopping dreams from becoming reality with programmes like BizSpark, which has been going for nearly five years.

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