Global partnership to give start-ups wings

A NEW global collaboration aims to make it easier and faster for start-ups to raise capital and grow.

Start-ups play a pivotal role in a thriving ecosystem given their outsized ability to push entire markets forward. The aim of the partnership is to create and maintain a healthy ecosystem where its partners and customers can succeed and grow.

Microsoft for Startups and third-party technology vendor Ansarada (ASX:AND) have announced a partnership to remove traditional barriers to building a company, with free access to technology, coaching, and support.

Ansarada’s AI-powered Information Governance Platform and Microsoft for Startups will collaborate to help entrepreneurs make more informed decisions about their fundraising strategies and expansion plans.

Microsoft for Startups director Kirk Safford says access to Ansarada’s platform can help to “streamline the process of raising capital”.

Ansarada co-founder Stuart Clout said current barriers to funding and tailored support left many out in the cold. “Ambitious start-ups and small businesses are the beating heart of every economy,” he said.

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