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Meet the New Cohort for the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London

September is the month of turning a new leaf, as the summer comes to a close and kids return to school. It’s no different here at the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London, where our new cohort of startups is getting settled in and moving full steam ahead with their ventures.

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Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Tel-Aviv Welcomes Fifth Batch of Startups

At Mixiii in May, Israel’s largest tech conference, we announced the opening of our new thematic accelerator in Tel-Aviv for medical and cyber-security startups.

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8 Startups Selected for the Accelerator in Berlin

In late March, we graduated our first batch of startups from the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Berlin, the now de-facto startup capital of Germany. Since then, a lot has happened. Several of the companies were able to secure significant funding and many have been able to grow their customer base and take leaps towards profitability. […]

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Meet the Startups Selected for the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator with American Family Insurance

At Microsoft, we love working with startups and entrepreneurs that are focusing on solving big problems.

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Crunch, Class, Commoditization: 3 Trends of Early Stage Startup Investing

It’s a good time to be an entrepreneur raising money. Venture capital funding in the first quarter of 2014 reached its highest mark since 2001, hitting $23.87 billion. New venture capital funds are popping up all over the place and incumbent firms are raising more dry powder to invest in new companies at the fastest […]

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UK Startups Have Gone Mad for MV Madness

On July 14 and 15, 38 Startups battled it out at MV Madness, to be part of the new Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London cohort. Following on from the success of The Pitch, MV Madness took things to the next level, by being the first Microsoft Ventures event where teams not only pitched their startup […]

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TalentSee @ #WPC14

Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is an annual global convergence of Microsoft’s top partners. WPC is open to any member of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN). Attendees come from over 150 countries and represent many of the most successful, top-tier partners in MPN. All company sizes are represented at the event, from large enterprises to startups. […]

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Early Applicant Trends from our Home Automation Accelerator

We only announced the Microsoft Venture Accelerator in Partnership with American Family Insurance about a month ago and have been receiving a remarkable number of applications from companies innovating in the home automation space.

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