Why We Invested in Ambyint

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Following one of the largest oil crashes in modern history, developers, operators, and producers cut costs and halted investments in the volatile industry. In many ways, lower commodity prices jump started the digital transformation of the energy industry. Numerous energy firms were forced to begin leveraging technology and asset data …

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 …

Why Series A Funding Could Be Crushing B2B Startups

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This article was originally featured on PYMNTS.com PYMNTS.com referred to Mercury Fund’s investment strategy, which includes backing early-stage startups that have the potential to disrupt manufacturing and other American industries. It’s a difficult truth. Even after successful seed rounds, most startups won’t receive the next round of funding needed to …

Why we invested in Sight Machine

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Image Source In January 2015, we made our initial investment in Sight Machine, an emerging leader in manufacturing analytics.  We led Sight Machine’s Series A preferred round of financing with co-investment from existing investors IA Ventures and OATV, and new investors Huron River Ventures among others.  Sight Machine was founded …