Tamara leads M12 in North America. She is an experienced operator and entrepreneur, with over 20 years experience in Silicon Valley at both startups and large tech companies. Her last startup was Acompli, a mobile productivity app, where she led Sales and BD. Microsoft acquired Acompli in 2014, after which Tamara went on to lead Business Development for the broader Office 365 organization. Prior to Acompli, Tamara successfully helped lead several start-ups to either IPO or acquisition, including Software.com, Boingo, Fusion One and Path. She began her tech career at Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics, and has deep industry expertise across financial services, telecom, education and mobile. As a serial entrepreneur she understands fundraising from the perspective of the entrepreneur, and is a valuable GTM advisor to companies in many industries. She has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Michigan State University.