Microsoft

Founded 1975
Founders Bill Gates Paul Allen

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Total investments 135
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$66M
Portfolio companies 141
Rounds per year 2.93
Lead investments 28
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.09
Exits 30
Key employees 27
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile
Summary

Microsoft is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1975. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Redmond.

The fund was created by Bill Gates, Paul Allen. The overall number of key employees were 18.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Hardware, Enterprise Software. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Facebook, Uber, Flipkart The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Microsoft, startups are often financed by Andreessen Horowitz, HWVP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Intel Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Intel Capital, Cisco, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Evergreen Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Intel Capital.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Microsoft works on 1 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from Microsoft is more than 1 billion dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Services
Information Technology
Security
n/a
17 Aug 2021 United States, Palo Alto

OYO

Application Software
Hospitality
Hotel
Leisure
Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure
Reservations
Travel
n/a
$5M29 Jul 2021 India, Gurugram

Intelight

Information Services
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Software
1
$1M04 Jun 2021 Canada, Mississauga

Sibucayi

Software
1
$1K03 Jun 2021 South Africa, NA - South Africa

One Store

Apps
Information Technology
Marketing
Mobile
Software
n/a
$14M01 Jun 2021 South Korea, Seongnam-si

Databricks

Analytics
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Open Source
SaaS
Software
1
$1B01 Feb 2021 United States, San Francisco

Cruise

Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Robotics
Software
Transportation
n/a
$2B19 Jan 2021 United States, San Francisco

B-360

Communities
n/a
$300K05 Jan 2021 United States, Baltimore

Taksh it solutions pvt ltd

E-Commerce
Information Technology
Mobile Apps
Software
Web Design
1
$35K01 Jan 2021 India, Noida

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