Diane is a highly passionate marketeer, ideas generator and entrepreneur. She has recently joined MassChallenge as their global CMO. Prior to this, she worked at Microsoft, where she founded the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London two years ago, graduating 37 startups to date and building Microsoft’s presence in the startup space. Perlman’s passion for startups stems from her over 20-year marketing career, during which she served as Marketing Director for American company Cyveillance, which was a startup when Perlman joined in 1998 and helped them expand to the UK in 2000. She has also worked as a Group Account Director at agencies including Grey London and LBi, and has run her own branding consultancy. More recently, she led the marketing communications for Windows Phone at Microsoft in the UK for four years before transitioning into the Startups Lead role.