Why we invested in Deepfield

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

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 …

Don’t Forget the Fly-Over States

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

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 …

Venture Capital: Finding The White Space

Posted by & filed under | Venture Investment Strategy.

Finding the White Space in Venture Capital
This article was originally featured on Forbes.com and was written by Tom Taulli In the Valley nowadays, the obsession is with pumping up a startup’s valuation. And yes, the levels have gotten pretty crazy (when it comes to pushing things to the limit, the Valley always seems to know what …

Why Series A Funding Could Be Crushing B2B Startups

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

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 …