How To Raise Venture Capital In A Down Market

Posted on | | Advice, Midwest
Fundraising in Down Turn
How to Raise Venture Capital In A Down Market, by Tom Taulli, was originally published on Forbes.com. Mercury Fund Partner, Blair Garrou, shares what entrepreneurs can do to make their startup a more investable business as fundraising becomes more challenging. For entrepreneurs, it’s likely to get much tougher to raise …
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5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Meeting with Investors

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Image Source
Joshua Kraus’ article, 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Meeting with Investors, was first published on SitePoint. Joshua Kraus asked several investors, including Blair Garrou, a Partner at Mercury Fund, for the most important things entrepreneurs can do to meet and secure investment for their startups. Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den, Lion’s Mouth: …
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How Ag-Tech Ripened Into a Growing Market

Posted on | | AgTech, Software
Ag-Tech Software
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 …
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Why we invested in Benson Hill Biosystems

Posted on | | Midwest, Science
Benson Hill Biosystems
Benson Hill Biosystems improves photosynthesis Mercury Fund recently invested in the $7.3 million Series A financing of Benson Hill Biosystems. The company is a St. Louis and Research Triangle Park-based agriculture biology startup. Using a unique computational biology platform (PSKbase) and novel experimental platforms for high efficiency translation into model …
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Mercury Fund Wants to Drive Entrepreneurial Growth

Posted on | | Houston, Texas
Houston Skyline
This interview was originally featured in the Houston Business Journal One of Mercury Fund’s Managing Partners, Blair Garrou, sat down with Houston Business Journal to discuss challenges facing the venture capital industry and the Houston startup ecosystem. Photo: Jackson Myers What’s one part of your job that people don’t know …
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Adrian Fortino in Detroit’s 40 Under 40 in 2015

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This excerpt was originally published on Crain’s Detroit Business Adrian Fortino has been making a splash in Michigan’s venture capital world. In the past three years, Fortino has invested in 27 local early stage companies, first through his role as vice president of Invest Detroit, where he managed the Detroit …
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