How to make yourself marketable as an IoT software engineer

Posted by & filed under | Advice, Intelligent Manufacturing, Midwest, Software.

marketable-iot-engineer
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 …

Midcontinent Venture Capital – Growing in Leaps and Bounds

Posted by & filed under | Midwest.

project_1871-chicago_04_1024x576
Midcontinent Venture Capital – Growing in Leaps and Bounds, was published in Kauffman Fellows Report and was written by Aziz Gilani and LK Pryzant. Aziz Gilani and LK Pryzant, members of the Mercury Fund team, share insight into venture capital activity in the middle of the country. In my original …

Don’t Forget the Fly-Over States

Posted by & filed under | Houston, Midwest, Venture Investment Strategy.

Kansas-James-Watkins
Don’t Forget the Fly-Over States, was published in Entrepreneur and was written by Jeff Harbach. Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight into the vast opportunities for founders if they locate near Midwestern hubs. A big trend we are seeing in the venture capital world is that investors …

VCs remain optimistic about Austin despite overall tech slowdown

Posted by & filed under | Midwest, Texas.

10078714685_2e3035460a_k
VCs remain optimistic about Austin despite overall tech slowdown, was published in Crain’s Austin and was written by Mary Ann Azevedo. Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight into Austin’s sustainability as a thriving city for entrepreneurs. While much of the nation is seeing declines in venture capital …

LISNR: The Lion that Roared

Posted by & filed under | MarTech, Midwest, Software.

lion-roaring-3
    LISNR at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Cincinnati based startup founder, Rodney Williams, gave a keynote at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in France last month. Each year, select experts in innovation are invited to speak at the festival to share their insights and experiences. …

How To Raise Venture Capital In A Down Market

Posted by & filed under | Advice, Midwest.

Fundraising in Down Turn
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 …

Why we invested in Benson Hill Biosystems

Posted by & filed under | Midwest, Science.

Benson Hill Biosystems
Benson Hill Biosystems improves photosynthesis Mercury Fund recently invested in the $7.3 million Series A financing of Benson Hill Biosystems. The company is a St. Louis and Research Triangle Park-based agriculture biology startup. Using a unique computational biology platform (PSKbase) and novel experimental platforms for high efficiency translation into model …