Skip to main content

Microsoft, EQT, SVB Launch Female Founders Competition

M12, Microsoft'S venture fund, in collaboration with the EQT Ventures fund and SVB Financial Group, announced the Female Founders Competition, seeking to accelerate funding for top women-led startups focused on enterprise technology solutions. Two winners will share $4 million in venture funding, as well as access to technology resources, mentoring and more. "We formed M12 to make smart bets on innovative people and their ideas, and the Female Founders Competition is an extension of that mandate," said Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of Business Development at Microsoft. "This isn't about checking a box; it's an opportunity to remind the VC community that investing in women...