A Postmortem of the Paycheck Protection Program

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The following was originally posted on LinkedIn by Mercury Fund Managing Director, Aziz Gilani. The Paycheck Protection Program has arguably been the fastest consumption of Federal dollars in US history. I’ve devoted the last three weeks to learning everything I could about this program to help my portfolio companies navigate …

To Jump-Start Corporation Innovation, Choose The Startup Next Door

Posted by & filed under | Midwest, Startup Operations, Venture Investment Strategy.

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 …

40 Austin startups raised $385.9 million in Q2

Posted by & filed under | Startup Operations, Texas.

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 …

9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies

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TrendKite Team at Texas Capitol
9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies, was published on InformationWeek and was written by Lisa Morgan. Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight into how companies that are using data to fuel customer-centricity have shifted their hiring and workflow allocations.   Mercury Fund portfolio company, TrendKite, is an example …

Data And Analytics Strategies: What Investors Think

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This article was originally featured on InformationWeek and written by Lisa Morgan Mercury’s Aziz Gilani was interviewed by Lisa Morgan for an article on data and analytics strategies for business planning. Whether raising a round of funding or creating shareholder wealth, companies increasingly need a well-articulated and demonstrable data and …

How To Sell Your Startup – The Right Way

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This article was originally featured on Forbes.com and was written by Tom Taulli M&A has exploded in the tech sector this year. In fact, the dealmaking – which is already at over $110 billion – is on pace to hit levels not seen since the late 1990s. OK, if you …