Microsoft Accelerator Seattle Opens Applications for Batch 5

Microsoft’s Seattle Accelerator just wrapped up its fourth batch, graduating 10 Machine Learning and Big Data startups from its 16-week program. With the program’s shift toward working with later-stage startups, Batch 4 celebrated their evolution from Microsoft Accelerator companies to alumni not with a traditional Demo Day, but with our inaugural Big Data Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley.

Room full of people working on their PCs

The summit opened up opportunities for our 10 machine learning companies to meet one-on-one with investors and Microsoft clients, pitch their solutions, gain valuable feedback, and develop their network. On average, batch 4 startups joined Microsoft’s Seattle Accelerator with $5M funding and $3M annual recurring revenue.

With this chapter coming to a close, we are beginning recruitment for our next batch. Applications for batch 5 are now open! We’re seeking later-stage startups of similar caliber to our previous batch. Companies vying for a spot in the Seattle Accelerator should be at the Series A level with a focus on building enterprise solutions in the cloud. The new cohort will start March 7, 2017.

Do you have later-stage startup that meets our criteria outlined above? Microsoft Accelerator Seattle applications close on February 10, 2017 – apply now!

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And make sure to check out the mashup from our last Seattle Accelerator batch below!