Looking Forward to 2021

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

Houston Investor Breakfast
Mercury co-founder and Managing Director, Blair Garrou, says he’s never been busier, and while venture capital deals have been on a rollercoaster this year, he’s looking forward to 2021. On this episode of Houston Innovators Podcast, Blair discusses Houston’s VC scene, recent Mercury Fund investments, and more, as well as …

Mercury Fund Continues to Expand Investment Team

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

Houston-based Mercury Fund announces the promotion of Heath Butler to Managing Director and the hiring of Samantha Lewis as Principal Mercury Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in Middle American entrepreneurs, today announced the promotion of Heath Butler to Managing Director, and the addition of Samantha Lewis as Principal.…

Houston Angel Summit Panel

Posted by & filed under | Culture, Houston.

Last week, at the Houston Angel Summit organized by the Houston Angel Network (HAN), I had the pleasure of moderating a fireside chat with Tom Ball, managing director of Next Coast Ventures, and Venu Shamapant, founding partner of LiveOak Venture Partners. These Austin-based, early-stage venture funds were on a whirlwind …

Houston Investor Breakfast

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Houston Investor Breakfast
On Friday, November 22, Mercury Fund co-hosted a breakfast with Baird Capital bringing together over 20 Houston-based software VCs for discussion and collaboration. After noticing a critical mass of investors in the area, Tim Marx of Baird approached Mercury Fund to help connect all the new funding sources in town …

Mercury Impact Series – Female Founders Breakfast

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FFB women image
On Thursday, November 21st, Mercury Fund, in partnership with J.P. Morgan and Impact Hub Houston, hosted the Female Founders Breakfast at the Mercury office. Recent research reports have made us acutely aware that less funding and support makes its way to women-led startups. The causes are varied and complex but …

Five Questions for Mercury Fund Co-Founder Blair Garrou

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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 …

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 …

Mercury Fund Wants to Drive Entrepreneurial Growth

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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 …