You have an idea so brilliant it burns.

You can’t sleep. You can’t eat. You just have to make it happen—now.

Microsoft Ventures is a strategic partner for promising startups around the world focused on business growth & development, industrial strength technology and beautiful usable products. Build locally, scale globally. We help smart companies take flight.


Meet the startups we’ve worked with to help turn their visions into reality. From coding to gaming, advertising to online dating, they all have two things in common: a killer idea and the skills to make it happen.

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Catch us on the go. See which events Microsoft Ventures is planning to be at.

Berlin Accelerator Demo Day Berlin DE Thursday, December 4, 2014 Come Join us for the Microsoft Ventures Berlin Accelerator Demo Day. Learn More
LAUNCH Hackathon SF Design Center Concourse San Francisco, CA Friday, February 27, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015 This competition is for the best LAUNCH Hackathon project. Hacking will start the weekend before the Festival (Feb 27-March 1). Five companies will be chosen to present their projects on the main stage. The winner will be eligible for a $100K optional investment from the LAUNCH Fund. Learn More
LAUNCH Festival Fort Mason Center San Francisco, CA Monday, March 2, 2015 - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 The best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company. - See more at: Learn More
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