To Jump-Start Corporation Innovation, Choose The Startup Next Door

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To Jump-Start Corporation Innovation, Choose The Startup Next Door, was published in Innovation Enterprise and was written by Adrian Fortino. Adrian Fortino, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares insights into corporate innovation through Midcontinent startups. The engineers’ ‘eye,’ unparalleled capital efficiency, or a glut of top-tier technology grads might all be …

BusinessMakers Radio with Blair Garrou

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

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Mercury Fund is a Houston and Ann Arbor-based venture fund that invests in early-stage startups throughout the Midcontinent. Our unique positioning is built on the belief that entrepreneurship is not a coastal pursuit — innovation happens everywhere. When Mercury was founded in 2005, our focus was on Texas and the …

How to make yourself marketable as an IoT software engineer

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

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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 …

Midcontinent Venture Capital – Growing in Leaps and Bounds

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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.

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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

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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

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    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. …