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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How to make yourself marketable as an IoT software engineer

Posted on | Adrian Fortino | 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 …
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Midcontinent Venture Capital – Growing in Leaps and Bounds

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Midwest
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Midcontinent Venture Capital – Growing in Leaps and Bounds, was published in Kauffman Fellows Report and was written by Aziz Gilani and LK Pryzant. Aziz Gilani and LK Pryzant, members of the Mercury Fund team, share insight into venture capital activity in the middle of the country. In my original …
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Don’t Forget the Fly-Over States

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Houston, Midwest, Venture Investment Strategy
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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 …
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VCs remain optimistic about Austin despite overall tech slowdown

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Midwest, Texas
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VCs remain optimistic about Austin despite overall tech slowdown, was published in Crain’s Austin and was written by Mary Ann Azevedo. Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight into Austin’s sustainability as a thriving city for entrepreneurs. While much of the nation is seeing declines in venture capital …
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