— M12, Microsoft’s venture capital arm, announced a formal advisory board drawing from industry experts and past mentors. The inaugural advisory board members, all from within the Microsoft organization, include:
• Distinguished Scientist Matthias Troyer
• VP and Distinguished Engineer Saurabh Tiwary
• Diversity and Inclusion Global Practice Leader Jocelyn Moore
• CVP of Security, Compliance and Identity Ann Johnson
• GitHub CTO Jason Warner
“The formation of our Advisory Board marks a new way that we can provide value as a fund: tapping best-in-class industry experts from Microsoft to help inform our investment focus and to advise our portfolio companies,” said M12 General Manager Samir Kumar, in a post announcing the new board.
— Former Integris CEO Kristina Bergman is now a partner at Pender Ventures,