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Microsoft Ventures to Host Pivot for Hot Startups

Bangalore: Leading Venture Capital firm Microsoft Ventures is hosting ‘hire-a-thon’, a startup hiring event where the company looks forward for passionate and like-minded team members to work with.  The event will be held on April 3rd and 4th, 2015 at 9:00 AM onwards in Microsoft Ventures, Vigyan No. 9, Lavelle Road, Richmond Circle, Bangalore.

Designed for those who want to be the part of the success story of India’s next Zoomcar, Flipkart, Zomato or Nowfloats, the two-day ‘hire-a-thon’ pivot is expected to witness 23 startups from Microsoft Ventures portfolio startups. 20 Microsoft Ventures portfolio companies will be hiring for more than 60 positions in the field of technology, marketing, design and sales.

Founded in 1975, born with an aim of empowering startup enthusiasts’ scale their business, it brings innovative services to market and reach new customers. Microsoft Ventures is a global initiative that provides tools, resources, knowledge and expertise to startups. The company’s initiative is broad-based, and includes a community program, accelerators and a seed fund.

Today, Microsoft Venture have over 6,500 employees across nine Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Microsoft is committed to touching and transforming lives and businesses in India through technology.  

Ravi Narayan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ventures says, “The right team is the foundation on which a startup can build a success story. There is plenty of talent available today, but finding the kind of talent with the startup spark among so many is a challenge. We see Pivot breaking this clutter and becoming the platform where startups can come face-to-face with people who are willing to work with them to make it happen”.

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