TrendKite Acquired by Cision

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  We are thrilled to report that Mercury Fund portfolio company TrendKite has been acquired by Cision (NYSE: CISN) for $225 million.  The acquisition enables Cision, the global leader in PR software, to integrate TrendKite’s best-in-class PR analytics and artificial intelligence platform into a single cloud offering.  The merger also …

Why We Invested in Apartment Butler

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While open source and SaaS continue to serve as mediums for delivering software applications and data science capabilities to enterprises, Mercury has identified a continued movement of entrepreneurs in the Midcontinent who are reinventing traditional outsourced enterprise services firms by “in-housing” data and business process automation technology. These TechNative Services …

Why We Invested in PactSafe

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

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In spite of the proliferation of light technology automation tools that cost effectively serve businesses of all sizes, the SMB market still significantly lags larger enterprises in technology adoption. Recognizing this dynamic in the SMB market, Mercury Fund is building an emerging investment theme that focuses on technologies that address …

How Valuable Is Your Company’s Data?

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How Valuable Is Your Company’s Data? was published in Information Week and was written by Lisa Morgan. Aziz Gilani, Managing Director at Mercury Fund, shares his insights into valuating a company through its underlying metrics. Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that …

Can Next-Gen SIEM Solve UEBA’s Catch-22?

Posted by & filed under | Industry Cloud Companies, Software.

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Can Next-Gen SIEM Solve UEBA’s Catch-22? was published in isBuzzNews and was written by Aziz Gilani. Aziz Gilani, Managing Director at Mercury Fund, gives his insights into UEBA systems. In corporate cybersecurity, UEBA (user and entity behavior analytics) systems are starting to look more like a stray bullet than a …

Label Insight: Viva la Revolution!

Posted by & filed under | NextGen Enterprise, Software.

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Mercury portfolio company Label Insight continues to help lead the product label transparency revolution as consumer demographics, tastes, and attitudes towards health and wellness continue to change. As with most revolutions, they take capital to grow, so we are particularly excited that Label recently closed a $21M Series C round …

Why Some Enterprises Don’t Do Open Source

Posted by & filed under | NextGen Enterprise, Software.

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Why Some Enterprises Don’t Do Open Source, was published in Enterprise Tech and was written by Aziz Gilani. Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight open source adoption in enterprises. As everyone knows, the code for open source software (OSS) is made available with a license in which …

SaaS CXO Summit: Day 2

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We concluded the second and final day of the 2nd Annual CXO Summit in Austin, TX. Below is a recap of the sessions. Best Practices in Customer Success Ashvin Vaidyanathan – Director of Customer Success, Gainsight “The overlap between vendor success and customer success is increasing as the subscription economy …

SaaS CXO Summit: Day 1

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Today concludes the first day of the 2nd Annual CXO Summit in Austin, TX. Below is a recap of the sessions. Stay tuned for more tomorrow. Keeping Culture as you Scale David Blake – CEO, Degreed “No employee is more important than our mission. No client is more important than …

Why We Invested in Deepfield

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We are excited to announce that Mercury Fund portfolio company Deepfield Networks has been acquired by Nokia! Mercury led a seed investment in Deepfield (co-led with Ann Arbor-based RPM Ventures) in September 2011. This was followed by Mercury participating in Deepfield’s Series A investment, led by Cisco Systems, in April …