Microsoft Ventures announces latest group of startups to receive 000 grants

Microsoft Ventures, the capital investment arm of Microsoft, has an ongoing project dubbed “Seattle Accelerator” aimed at helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses. The program provides business mentorship, technology and marketing expertise, office space, and other resources to companies identified as upcoming leaders in particular areas. Previously focusing on Productivity and IoT/Home Automation, Microsoft Ventures is now taking a look at Machine Learning and Data Science. Over the past couple of years, $1B of venture capital has been poured into cognitive technologies, according to Deloitte, and there’s no doubt machine learning will be used to reinvent, digitalize, or eliminate business processes and products in the near future. “Big data and advanced analytics techniques are touching more and more lives every day. We are on the cusp of doing remarkable things such…


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