Microsoft is making a move to be more startup friendly.
The Washington based software company introduced Microsoft Ventures, an umbrella company ideal for use by startup. It has various entrepreneurship resources, according to the official Microsoft blog. Microsoft is by no means a movie in working with startups. Since 2008 Microsoft has provided more than 75,000 startups access to tools and resources through the BizSpark program. The new Ventures program will improve Microsofts mentorship, guidance, selling and funding.
The blog states “by unifying our various efforts, we will give entrepreneurs a single point of entry to engage with Microsoft. Startups have enough to worry about. We want to make access to us as intuitive and friction-free as possible.” Their goal is to focus locally on startups, with channels in several major cities.