Learn About Microsoft Ventures AI Fund & Meet with Tact.AI - RobotX Space Meetup No.43

Location RobotX Space, Santa Clara, California, 95054
Event Date(s) Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Event Category Business/Networking, Networking Events

RSVP here: bit.ly/MicroAI Did you know? More than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft Office in 140 countries and 107 languages. 40% of Azure revenue comes from startups and independent vendors. >90% of the Fortune 500 companies are on the Microsoft Cloud. However, Microsoft is more powerful than you think! Microsoft Ventures is a corporate venture capital arm of Microsoft. Founded in March 2016, its mission is to be an active, strategic partner at key stages of a startup's growth, typically investing between Series A and D. They focus on technologies enabling a mobile-first, cloud-first future, spanning big data & analytics, business SaaS, cloud infrastructure, AI, machine learning, productivity and security, among others. Join our RobotX Meetup! Microsoft Ventures are again opening their doors to let you in and ask everything you ever wanted to know about what life is like inside an accelerator, what you can expect to get from it, what they will expect from you and so forth. And you won’t just be given biased answers from Rashmi but you will actually be able to interrogate their portfolio company, Tact has been designed to add an intelligent layer to CRM — and today it got more than $30 million to make CRM easier to use. Tact and Microsoft are delivering a more natural way for sellers to be productive, unlocking business and customer data through natural conversation. About the Speaker Rashmi Gopinath Investing Partner @Microsoft Ventures Twitter @MicrosoftVC Rashmi leads enterprise software investments for Microsoft Ventures in the Bay Area. She brings a combination of strong venture capital and startup operating experience. Previously, Rashmi was an Investment Director at Intel Capital focused on investing in cloud, infrastructure, and big data companies. She also led global business development for high-growth startups Couchbase and BlueData. Prior to that, she held business development and product development positions at GE and Oracle. Rashmi has an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai in India. Chuck Ganapathi Founder & CEO @Tact Twitter @tact_ai Former SVP Products @Salesforce Chuck Ganapathi is the Founder and CEO of Tact, the company on a mission to make enterprise software more human-friendly. Tact transforms the seller experience for Fortune 500 companies like GE, Cisco and Kelly Services by turning a salesperson’s connected device into an AI-powered smart assistant. Founded in 2012, Tact is backed by Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Upfront Ventures and Microsoft Ventures. Previously, Chuck was SVP of Products at Salesforce.com where he led some of the largest product development efforts in the company’s history, including its flagship Sales Cloud, Chatter, and Mobile products. In addition, Chuck served as GM and developed CRM products at Siebel Systems, helping the company transition from the client-server platform to the Web. Chuck has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from PSG Tech in India, a master’s in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and a master’s in product design and an MBA from Stanford University. Agenda 6:00򟦲:45 PM Registration, Food & Drinks 6:40򟦳:30 PM Fireside Chat: Learn About Microsoft Ventures AI Fund & Meet with Tact.AI 7:30򟦴:00 PM Q&A 8:00򟦴:30 PM After Event Networking


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