We’re excited to host a presentation followed by Q&A with Nagraj Kashyap, Corporate Vice President, founder, and global head of M12—Microsoft’s venture fund. In our conversation with Kashyap, we’re celebrating allyship. Women founders comprise 12% of M12’s portfolio—twice the industry average. Kashyap will share more about his professional background, the reasons to consider corporate venture funding, and how M12 has continued to prioritize empowering female founders. In addition to insights about his mentorship with female founders, he’ll share more about the recent launch of M12’s second Female Founder Competition.
*About the Speaker:
Microsoft Corporate VP – M12
Serving on the National Venture Capital Association, Nagraj Kashyap founded and leads M12, Microsoft’s venture fund. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kashyap was a Senior Vice President at Qualcomm Technologies, where he founded and oversaw Qualcomm’s $1 billion strategic venture investment portfolio of 140+ investments.
Kashyap has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, 16 of which have been in venture capital. He has been recognized as a leader in corporate venturing through the GCV Powerlist awards.