M12 (formerly known as Microsoft Ventures) is a venture capital arm of Microsoft Corporation. It invests in enterprise software companies from Series A to Series C. The Firm typically invests in the next generation of technology, including big data and analytics, business SaaS, cloud infrastructure, AI/machine learning, productivity, security, and emerging technologies. 

TypeInvestor
Parent CompanyMicrosoft
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Founded2016
Websitem12.vc
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
M12 was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US
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Key People/Management at M12

Tamara Steffens

Tamara Steffens

Managing Director
Samir Kumar

Samir Kumar

Managing Director
Matthew Goldstein

Matthew Goldstein

Partner
James Wu

James Wu

Principal
Abhi Kumar

Abhi Kumar

Partner
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M12 Office Locations

M12 has offices in San Francisco, Bengaluru, Herzliya and London
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
Market Square, 1355 Market St
Bengaluru, IN
6/18, Bellandur Gate Rd, Bellandur
Herzliya, IL
building no. 5, Arieh Shenkar St 13
London, GB
Northcliffe House, Kensington
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M12 News and Updates

Stewart Connector M12 X-Code PCB mount connectors

Heilind Electronics, a global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Stewart Connector, a Bel group company is now stocking M12 X-Code PCB mount connectors. The new M12 X-Code line is equipped with robust features suitable for industrial Ethernet connectivity. These conn…

Review: Questyle M12 Mobile Headphone Amp With DAC Delivers On Hi-Res Lossless Audio

Even premium headphones like Apple’s AirPods Max can’t play Hi-Res Lossless audio when streamed from an iPhone. Plug into the tiny Questyle M12 Mobile Headphone Amp with DAC and you can take full advantage of that Hi-Res Lossless 24-bit/192 kHz music.

Microsoft’s M12 leads £2.2m Seed+ investment in legal tech startup Definely

Contract drafting and review startup Definely has announced a £2.2m Seed+ funding, co-led by Microsoft’s venture fund, M12, and CRE Venture Capital. The latest funding follows a Seed round raised in September 2020, bringing Definely’s total investment to date to £3.4m.

M12 and M16 connectors with shielded, right-angle housings

Binder USA LP has enhanced several series of its M12 and M16 circular connectors with a shielded, two-part right-angle housing design. The new right-angle design meets the growing need for increasingly compact and flexible connector solutions. The improved sealing concept, together with easier insta…

[Funding alert] NextBillion.ai raises $6.25M in Series A round from M12

NextBillion.ai plans to use the funding raised from M12, the venture arm of Microsoft, to rapidly expand into global markets.

Artificial raises $21M led by Microsoft’s M12 for a lab automation platform aimed at life sciences R&D

Automation is extending into every aspect of how organizations get work done, and today comes news of a startup that is building tools for one industry in particular: life sciences. Artificial, which has built a software platform for laboratories to assist with, or in some cases fully automate, rese…
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M12 Online and Social Media Presence

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M12 Blogs

Welcoming Wallaroo to the M12 portfolio

Welcoming Wallaroo to the M12 portfolio bolser Thu, 02/10/2022 - 10:54 I’m excited to welcome Wallaro…

Welcoming Included VC Venture Fellow Ahmed Deyab

Welcoming Included VC Venture Fellow Ahmed Deyab bolser Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:05 It’s my pleasure to w…

Don’t expect a slowdown after record-setting year for cybersecurity

Don’t expect a slowdown after record-setting year for cybersecurity colleen Tue, 01/04/2022 - 19:39

Vertical Aerospace lists on NYSE following merger with Broadstone Acquisition Corp.

Vertical Aerospace lists on NYSE following merger with Broadstone Acquisition Corp. colleen Thu, 12/16/2021 - 18:21

Innovaccer valued at $3.2 billion in $150 million funding

Innovaccer valued at $3.2 billion in $150 million funding colleen Thu, 12/16/2021 - 18:07

DroneUp announces acquisition of AirMap

DroneUp announces acquisition of AirMap colleen Tue, 12/14/2021 - 18:52
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M12 Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was M12 founded?

    M12 was founded in 2016.

  • Who are M12 key executives?

    M12's key executives are Tamara Steffens, Samir Kumar and Matthew Goldstein.

  • Where is M12 headquarters?

    M12 headquarters is located at Market Square, 1355 Market St, San Francisco.

  • Where are M12 offices?

    M12 has offices in San Francisco, Bengaluru, Herzliya and London.

  • How many offices does M12 have?

    M12 has 4 offices.