TrendKite Acquired by Cision

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Software, Texas
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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 …
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Why We Invested in Apartment Butler

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Software, Texas
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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 …
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Why We Invested in PactSafe

Posted on | Adrian Fortino | 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 …
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How Valuable Is Your Company’s Data?

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Advice, Software
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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 …
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Can Next-Gen SIEM Solve UEBA’s Catch-22?

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | 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 …
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Label Insight: Viva la Revolution!

Posted on | Blair Garrou | 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 …
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Next-Gen Product Design and Development Demands Digital Thread

Posted on | Adrian Fortino | Intelligent Manufacturing, NextGen Enterprise
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Next-Gen Product Design and Development Demands Digital Thread, was published in Industry Week and was written by Adrian Fortino. Adrian Fortino, Managing Director at Mercury Fund, shares insights into product design’s demand for digital thread. Manufacturers are experts at minimizing waste. From production to packaging to transport, every part of …
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To Jump-Start Corporation Innovation, Choose The Startup Next Door

Posted on | Adrian Fortino | Midwest, Startup Operations, Venture Investment Strategy
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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 …
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BusinessMakers Radio with Blair Garrou

Posted on | Blair Garrou | 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 …
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