Startup Grind hosts Emily Rich (Microsoft)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7:00 – 10:00 AM UTC

A fireside chat with Emily Rich, Managing Director of Startups for Microsoft (ANZ). Come along to hear Emily's incredible journey through startup land and everything Microsoft is doing for Startups and Scaleups.

In-person event

About this event

Starting in startups, Emily co-founded Jemsoft, a machine learning and computer vision company whose proprietary software adapted artificial intelligence frameworks into many different industries as diverse as health, IoT, ad-tech, ag-tech and animal conservation. Jemsoft was acquired in 2017 by a publicly listed IoT company, from there Emily took her passion for startups and pursued investment opportunities with a focus on early stage tech. Emily went on to co-found M8 Ventures, a venture capital fund, in 2017 whose concentration is working alongside founders to build out robust commercialization and sustained growth strategies. Emily has joined Microsoft as Managing Director of Startups for ANZ where she is committed to building out startup initiatives for this region for both startups and scaleups.

Check out what happened


  • Emily Rich


    Managing Director Startups



Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM UTC


7:00 AMNetworking and Food
8:00 AMFireside Chat
9:00 PMNetworking


  • Chris Joannou


    Chapter Director

  • Mohammad Akmal Rakib

    APAC Startup Grind Australia


  • Daniel Malkinson