An Introdouction to Venture Capital and Microsoft Ventures
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An Introdouction to Venture Capital and Microsoft Ventures



A high level overview of the services that Microsoft Ventures provides, what they are looking for, and how you can apply. ...

A high level overview of the services that Microsoft Ventures provides, what they are looking for, and how you can apply.

Also includes what VC is, how to get started with it, and what VCs are looking for.



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An Introdouction to Venture Capital and Microsoft Ventures Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Stages
  • 2. Parameters for the stages:
  • 3. Why raise capital?
  • 4. When should I raise capital?
  • 5. What’s the process like?
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