AI and Machine Learning: Ubiquitous, Full Stack, Vertical and Engaged

Posted on | Dan Watkins | Advice
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  There is a tidal wave of startup activity around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML).  It is reasonable for startups and investors to be excited; AI/ML will (eventually) transform many, if not all industries.  Here, we take out our crystal ball and make a few projection about what VC …
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40 Austin startups raised $385.9 million in Q2

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Startup Operations, Texas
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40 Austin startups raised $385.9 million in Q2, was published in Venture Beat and was written by Mary Ann Azevedo. Blair Garrou, Partner at Mercury Fund, discusses the future of Houston’s startup scene. Second quarter venture investment in Texas once again reflected a common trend: Austin nabbed the most amount …
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Five Questions for Mercury Fund Co-Founder Blair Garrou

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Culture, Houston
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Five Questions for Mercury Fund Co-Founder Blair Garrou, was published in Xconomy and was written by Angela Shah. Blair Garrou, Partner at Mercury Fund, talks with Angela Shah about Houston. Blair Garrou is the kind of guy who prefers juggling a lot of balls at once. When oil prices cratered …
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Why Some Enterprises Don’t Do Open Source

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | 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 …
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SaaS CXO Summit: Day 2

Posted on | Jackie Pfister | Software
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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 …
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SaaS CXO Summit: Day 1

Posted on | Jackie Pfister | Software
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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 …
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Why We Invested in Deepfield

Posted on | Adrian Fortino | Software, Venture Investment Strategy
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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 …
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