Startup Grind hosts Lisa Nelson, Managing Director M12 (Microsoft VC fund)

Oct 31, 2018, 1:00 – 3:15 AM


Galvanize, 111 So. Jackson St., Seattle, 98104

Bring your notepads everyone we have the Managing Director of the startup funding group M12 from Microsoft. Lisa Nelson will be here to share how to get on her radar and what she is looking for in companies to invest. Also they are big proponents of women led startups. In addition to being an investing partner, Lisa also manages portfolio development, VC partnerships and marketing for the fund.

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About this event

She most recently served as chief of staff for the EVP of Business Development where she helped identify, pursue and support new areas of growth for Microsoft through key strategic partnerships, investments, and M&A. Lisa is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor in Business Administration – Finance and Statistics from the University of Washington.

As the corporate venture arm for Microsoft, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures) invests in enterprise software companies in the Series A through C funding stage with a focus on big data & analytics, business SaaS, cloud infrastructure, machine learning & artificial intelligence, productivity and security. As part of its value-add to portfolio companies, M12 offers unique access to strategic go-to-market resources and relationships globally. The Company has offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London and Tel Aviv. Since its inception in 2016, M12 has invested in almost 70 early stage startups.

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  • Lisa Nelson


    Formerly Managing Director



Wednesday, October 31, 2018
1:00 AM – 3:15 AM UTC


Networking and Food
Fireside Chat


  • Mike Grabham

    Esidarap Inc



  • Robert Green

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Shawn McGaff


    Co Director

  • Eduardo Altamirano

    Assistant to the Director

  • Julie Zhu


  • Mike Grabham

    Esidarap inc


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