Nagraj Kashyap

Nagraj is Corporate Vice President at Microsoft where he founded and leads M12 (fka Microsoft Ventures), the corporate VC arm of Microsoft. At M12, Nagraj has led investments in Livongo, Cloudsimple, Rescale, Go1, Helpshift,, Kahoot and FigureEight (acquired by Appen). Nagraj also serves as a board member of the National Venture Capital Association.

Prior to joining Microsoft in January, 2016, Nagraj was Senior Vice President for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., where he founded and oversaw Qualcomm’s $1 billion strategic venture investment portfolio of 140+ investments.

Nagraj has over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry with 16 years in venture capital, and has been recognized as a leader in corporate venturing through the GCV Powerlist awards in 2013, 2014, 2016-2019. He earned his MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his MS in computer science from the University of Texas, Austin.