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 …

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 …

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. …

9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies

Posted by & filed under | Software, Startup Operations, Texas.

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9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies, was published on InformationWeek and was written by Lisa Morgan. Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight into how companies that are using data to fuel customer-centricity have shifted their hiring and workflow allocations.   Mercury Fund portfolio company, TrendKite, is an example …

Can Agile Processes and DevOps Fuel Your Digital Transformation?

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Can Agile Processes and DevOps Fuel Your Digital Transformation?, by Will Kelly, was originally published on CMSWire.com. Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, focuses on the SaaS and DevOps startup space. With other experts, he shares his thoughts with Will Kelly about how the government is now adopting agile and…

How Ag-Tech Ripened Into a Growing Market

Posted by & filed under | AgTech, Software.

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This article was first published by Margaret Littman in the December issue of Entrepreneur. In Margaret Littman’s article about agricultural technology and software (ag-tech), Mercury Fund Partner, Adrian Fortino, highlights some of the market forces that make this sector attractive to investors. Image Source: VLAB   With the rise of …

Data And Analytics Strategies: What Investors Think

Posted by & filed under | NextGen Enterprise, Software, Startup Operations.

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This article was originally featured on InformationWeek and written by Lisa Morgan Mercury’s Aziz Gilani was interviewed by Lisa Morgan for an article on data and analytics strategies for business planning. Whether raising a round of funding or creating shareholder wealth, companies increasingly need a well-articulated and demonstrable data and …