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Startup Grind hosts Lisa Nelson, Managing Director M12 (Microsoft VC fund)
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-seattle-presents-startup-grind-hosts-lisa-nelson-managing-director-m12-microsoft-vc-fund 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. Agenda 6:00 pm: Networking and Food 6:45 pm: Fireside Chat 8:00 pm: Networking --- Speaker Lisa Nelson - M12 (Managing Director) Lisa is Managing Director at M12, Microsoft’s venture fund. In addition to being an investing partner, Lisa also manages portfolio development, VC partnerships and marketing for the fund. She 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. Host Mike Grabham - Package Guard inc (CEO/Founder) Mike by nature, is a fearless leader. He consults with founders on launching new software and hardware products. He is a curious start up guy that has been delivering revenue, new products and creative marketing in startup and turnaround chaos for 20+ years. He is a six time founder and is constantly learning by helping smart people change industries and searching for the perfect glass of wine. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsors Uniquely HR (http://www.uniquelyhr.com) Flexible HR for Fast Growing Companies. Fast growing companies of all sizes need help to develop managers and retain top performers. Whether you’re part of a startup that’s never had HR or the HR leader of an established company, you deserve senior HR support when you need it. Partner Galvanize (http://www.galvanize.it) Access the skills, knowledge, and network you need to make an impact. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 450 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-seattle-presents-startup-grind-hosts-lisa-nelson-managing-director-m12-microsoft-vc-fund

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