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Microsoft Accelerator names Bala Girisaballa as CEO, elevates Ravi Narayan as global director

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | More »

Microsoft has appointed former Zinnov executive Bala Girisaballa as chief executive officer-in-residence to lead Microsoft Accelerator in India while Ravi Narayan, it’s former head, has been elevated to the role of Global Director. “Bala will lead the Accelerator’s efforts to help market-ready...

L to R: Abinash Tripathy & Baishampayan Ghose, Co-founders, Helpshift

Helpshift raises $23 mn from Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, others

Pune- and San Francisco-based mobile customer relationship management (CRM) company Helpshift Inc. has raised $23 million (around Rs 153.6 crore) in a Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Existing investors Intel Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, True Ventures and...

7 June, 2016 | More »


Startup Walkabout: A peep into accelerators, VCs and a tech firm

About 150 startup entrepreneurs and investors had a chance to visit the offices of top venture capital firms, accelerator and a VC-backed top tech firm during the ‘Startup Walkabout’ as part of the Techcircle Startup 2016 summit in Bengaluru. The participants met key people at Kalaari Capital, A...

27 April, 2016 | More »


Startup funding: Valuation alone should not define a unicorn

In terms of investments, food-tech and travel-tech firms seem to be gradually moving away from the radar. Deeply focused tech companies that are not necessarily consumer facing could be the next hot favourites. Several entrepreneurs are looking at building companies based on machine-learning and Int...

30 December, 2015 | More »


Microsoft Ventures unveils new accelerators for late-stage startups

Microsoft Ventures India, which runs an India-focused early-stage startup accelerator programme, has launched two new accelerator programmes to help later stage startups. Called Accelerator Plus and Scale Up, the incubator has already shortlisted close to a dozen startups for the two programmes. The...

5 March, 2015 | More »

Deshpande Foundation partners Microsoft Ventures to launch incubator for startups in small cities

Microsoft Ventures India has partnered with Deshpande Foundation, an organisation that focuses on building an ecosystem to nurture social entrepreneurs, to launch an incubator focused on nurturing startups in Tier II and Tier III cities in India. Called Sandbox Startups, the incubator aims to provid...

25 August, 2014 | More »


Meet the 12 startups picked for Microsoft Ventures’ 5th accelerator batch

Microsoft Ventures India has announced the list of 12 startups for its fifth batch of accelerator program. As part of the four month accelerator program, the startups will be incubated between July-November 2014. Interestingly, for the first time since the launch of the accelerator in India, a batch...

25 July, 2014 | More »


Microsoft Ventures’ Big Data startup Frrole raises $245K in angel round

Bangalore-based Frrole, a Big Data startup, has raised $245,000 (Rs 1.5 crore) in angel funding from eight angel investors and entities from India and US led by Sharad Sharma (former head of Yahoo! R&D centre in India), Google’s India MD Rajan Anandan and Eka Software founder Manav Garg throug...

22 April, 2014 | More »


Meet the 16 startups picked for Microsoft Ventures’ summer acceleration program

Microsoft Ventures India has announced the list of 16 startups for its summer batch of accelerator program for 2014. Of the total 16, six startups will constitute its newly-launched Accelerator Plus Program, which is tailor-made for startups that have customer traction and know their market fairly w...

11 February, 2014 | More »


Online book reader startup Bookpad & cloud-based healthcare provider Praxify picked for Microsoft Ventures’ accelerator programme

Bangalore-based Bookpad Technologies Pvt Ltd, which develops digital reading solutions, and Pune-based Xtremum solutions Pvt Ltd, which offers Praxify, a cloud-based practice management solution for medical practitioners, have been selected for Microsoft Ventures’ accelerator programme. This annou...

5 November, 2013 | More »

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