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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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8 Tips for Startups to Truly Understand Their Customers’ Needs

This article originally appeared in The Marker. Customer development is one of the most crucial steps for getting your budding startup off the ground. Understanding your customers and their real pain is the key to focusing your limited resources on solving a genuine market need.

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From Row 18B: SXSW Interactive 2014 Edition

In 2011, tech went mainstream at SXSW. That was the first year Interactive attendees eclipsed Music, the very reason why the conference spawned in the first place back in 1987. Interactive continued to dominate this year by swelling to 30,000 developers, designers, influencers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, VCs, startups and all shades of marketing and creative professionals […]

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Berlin Startup Pinio Meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel at CeBIT

Earlier this week in Hannover, Germany, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Microsoft at CeBIT 2014, the world’s largest international computer expo. During the visit, Angela Merkel announced the launch of the second Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Berlin class.

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LAUNCH 2014: Inspiration and Insights for Startups

This week we had the pleasure of participating at LAUNCH, meeting with numerous startups who converged in San Francisco to debut their solutions.

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