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SEO 101: Search & Social Basics for All

From the very start, almost every new business today, and certainly all of them with a website, learns that search engine marketing will be important to their success. As the senior product manager on Bing Webmaster Tools, I recently had the pleasure of hosting a Microsoft Ventures workshop at WeWork in Seattle where I explained […]

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Machine Learning Tech Talk for Startups

Chun Ming leads the Bing engineering team to improve search engine results using machine learning techniques. He obtained his Masters from the University of California, Berkeley and Bachelors from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His concentration was in machine learning and computer vision. Previously, he also founded […]

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Hitting the Right Notes at the Pitch

Ben Floyd, CEO of Bar Pass, sharing his company’s journey at The Pitch Last Wednesday, twelve startups from the second Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London took part in a Demo Day, called The Pitch. The Pitch didn’t just give our startups the opportunity to impress the panel, they pitched to a standing room only house […]

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NYC Tech Is Fueling the New Economy

New York has always been an important hub of finance and fashion. Known for Wall Street, Broadway and the glitzy advertising agencies of Times Square and Madison Avenue, there is now another reason that New York is the “city that never sleeps.”

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The Making of a Batch in the Accelerator Program

The Accelerator program of Microsoft Ventures in Bangalore commenced its fourth batch a couple of months ago – comprising of 16 startups – the biggest class yet!

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Wearable World Holds First Demo Day

On Tuesday, Wearable World hosted their first Demo Day at their headquarters in San Francisco. Seventeen startups that graduated from Wearable World’s incubator pitched their ventures to a packed house of investors, entrepreneurs and other thought leaders in the startup community.

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Top 5 Updates for Startups from the BUILD Conference

Last week I attended Build, Microsoft’s annual conference for developers in San Francisco. The excitement and buzz was palpable.

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The Emergence of Industry Clouds

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Brian Jacobs, General Partner and Co-Founder of Emergence Capital Partners – one of the leading venture capital (VC) firms that focuses its investments on SaaS and technology-enabled services in the enterprise.

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