Rahul Sood, GM and Partner (Microsoft Ventures)

Aug 27, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 AM

Rahul Sood is General Manager of Microsoft Ventures. His team operates startup accelerators and outreach around the world. They also run a strategic fund that makes seed investments in startup companies from their portfolio and others.

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About this event

Rahul Sood is General Manager of Microsoft Ventures. His team operates startup accelerators and outreach around the world.  They also run a strategic fund that makes seed investments in startup companies from their portfolio and others. Sood joined Microsoft in January of 2011.  He created Bing Fund in February 2012.  In March, 2013 Microsoft consolidated their global startup activities under Sood’s leadership.  In June of 2013 he launched Microsoft Ventures. A serial entrepreneur, Sood spent 18 years in multiple startups prior to joining Microsoft. He founded luxury and gaming computer manufacturer VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in September of 2006.  Voodoo brought the ENVY product line to HP, contributing advanced technologies, such as commercial liquid cooling, and an increased focus on design. Sood is a co-founder of BrightSquid Medical, a unique collaboration platform for medical professionals, which was subsequently acquired by NetworksMD.  He co-founded BrightSquid Dental, which was spun out of the medical business in 2010.  Sood also created BullsOnWallstreet, a trading and education platform for retail investors and traders, and he is an active angel investor in a number of small Canadian-based energy companies. Sood sits on the board of advisors for Razer, a company that is widely known for taking over where Voodoo left off. He is active in the entrepreneurial community, helping and mentoring a variety of startups.  Sood often speaks of creating balanced teams by bringing design + technology + business together to create beautiful products. In his spare time Sood enjoys wake surfing & wake boarding, paddleboarding, cycling, racing cars, and spending time with his family. He is a native of Calgary, Alberta.

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Speaker

  • Rahul Sood, GM and Partner

    Microsoft Ventures

When

When

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
1:00 AM – 4:00 AM UTC

Agenda

1:00 AMNetworking and Food
2:00 AMFireside Chat
3:00 AMNetworking

Organizers

  • Robert Green

    AWS

    Seattle Director

  • Mike Grabham

    Esidarap inc

    Co Director

  • Shawn McGaff

    OblongPixel

    Co Director

  • Eduardo Altamirano

    Mentor

  • Julie Zhu

    Mentor

  • Robert Green

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

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