AI and Machine Learning: Ubiquitous, Full Stack, Vertical and Engaged

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  There is a tidal wave of startup activity around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML).  It is reasonable for startups and investors to be excited; AI/ML will (eventually) transform many, if not all industries.  Here, we take out our crystal ball and make a few projection about what VC …

How to make yourself marketable as an IoT software engineer

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How to make yourself marketable as an IoT software engineer, was published in TechBeacon and was written by Will Kelly. Adrian Fortino, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight into building out analytics skills. Opportunities abound for software engineers these days in the booming Internet of Things (IoT) business. Whether …

How to Get Into Seed Accelerators and Advice on Seed Stage Funding

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Alex Theuma is Founder and Editor-in-Chief at SaaScribe. He interviewed Mercury Fund partner Aziz Gilani for a podcast that provides advice to SaaS company founders who may want to raise venture capital and/or join an accelerator. Kirk Coburn, Founder and Managing Director of energy-exclusive accelerator, SURGE Ventures, addresses the crowd …

How To Raise Venture Capital In A Down Market

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How to Raise Venture Capital In A Down Market, by Tom Taulli, was originally published on Forbes.com. Mercury Fund Partner, Blair Garrou, shares what entrepreneurs can do to make their startup a more investable business as fundraising becomes more challenging. For entrepreneurs, it’s likely to get much tougher to raise …

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Meeting with Investors

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Joshua Kraus’ article, 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Meeting with Investors, was first published on SitePoint. Joshua Kraus asked several investors, including Blair Garrou, a Partner at Mercury Fund, for the most important things entrepreneurs can do to meet and secure investment for their startups. Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den, Lion’s Mouth: …

Why a Solid Customer Data Strategy is Essential for VC Funding

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Aziz Gilani, a Partner at Mercury Fund, wrote an article published by VC List that outlines why startups need to have a strategy for collecting, processing, analyzing, and responding to customer data. Knowing your customers is easy. Interpreting the stories told by their data and product usage, however, is not …