Startupfest 2013 - Super-size me - Rahul Sood

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Congratulations! You've sold your startup, it's going global, and it's your job to help oversee a smooth transition. Your job is done, right? Or does the real work actually start now? …

Congratulations! You've sold your startup, it's going global, and it's your job to help oversee a smooth transition. Your job is done, right? Or does the real work actually start now?

In this session Rahul Sood tells the story of starting a small, Canadian company; growing; and surviving the acquisition by a massive US Organization; and how he’s surviving as an entrepreneur in the world’s largest software company. He'll share his experiences, epic failures, and invaluable insights gained in a candid discussion that every entrepreneur in search of an exit needs to hear."

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  • 1. Rahul Sood Partner & General Manager Microsoft Ventures
  • 2. Microsoft Ventures
  • 3. Startups are changing the world … • The barriers for entry are lower than ever • Small teams can innovate fast and create disruption • Access to funding and mentors accelerating • Startup ecosystems emerging beyond Silicon Valley Microsoft Ventures
  • 4. Startups and Microsoft • Building strong partner ecosystems is in our DNA • Technology spans from consumer to enterprise • Our cloud is completely open source friendly • We have strong relationships in the enterprise • Our deals are attractive to investors Microsoft Ventures
  • 5. A great track record • Since 2008 Microsoft has been helping Startups BizSpark 75k+ companies, 50k currently active • In 2012 we kicked off our Accelerators + Fund ~119 companies have been helped 85% fully funded by demo day 20% reached series A, and growing 4 acquisitions, a few more in talks, alumni network getting stronger Microsoft Ventures
  • 6. Microsoft Ventures
  • 7. > 250 partners worldwide
  • 8. Current accelerators Microsoft Ventures
  • 9. New accelerators Microsoft Ventures
  • 10. Microsoft Ventures
  • 11. Where to find us • sign up for BizSpark www.bizspark.com • look for BizSpark in your community • visit us at www.microsoftventures.com • follow us on twitter @msftventures and @bizspark find me on twitter @rahulsoodMicrosoft Ventures
  • 12. Q&A