Mental Canvas founder Julie Dorsey is winner of first Female Founders Competition

December 13, 2018

Microsoft’s investment arm M12 announced the winners of its inaugural Female Founders Competition that awarded $4 million to two women-led startups. They are Mental Canvas founder Julie Dorsey and Acerta co-founder Greta Cutulenco.

New York-based Mental Canvas, founded by chief scientist Julie Dorsey, reimagines sketching for the digital age by augmenting it with spatial strokes, 3-D navigation and free-form animations, all drawn with the ease of pencil and paper.