Microsoft Unifies Its Venture Efforts
Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it would bring together its multiple venture efforts with the formation of Microsoft Ventures. The new setup essentially houses a number of Microsoft’s existing programs under one roof: The BizSpark program continues to offer Microsoft enterprise software and tools to aspiring entrepreneurs. The accelerator program accepts a small number of applicants and provides mentoring resources to those in the program. And, finally, the Bing fund will be increased to provide seed funding to a greater number of startups.