GCV Emerging Leader Michael Stewart has taken up a partner role at Microsoft’s M12 subsidiary after a six-year stint at another corporate venture capital unit, Applied Ventures.

Michael Stewart has departed from Applied Ventures, part of semiconductor technology producer Applied Materials, and joined M12, another US-based corporate venturing group formed by software provider Microsoft, as a partner.

Applied Ventures had hired Stewart in 2015 as a principal before promoting him to an investment director position three and a half years later.

His duties included identifying and investing in deep technology developers focusing on areas such as advanced materials, biomedical equipment, the industrial internet of things, energy generation…

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Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.