Looking Forward to 2021

Posted on | Jackie Pfister | Houston, Texas, Venture Investment Strategy
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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 …
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Mercury Fund Continues to Expand Investment Team

Posted on | Jackie Pfister | Houston, Venture Investment Strategy
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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.…
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Mercury Adds Senior Analyst to the Team

Posted on | Jackie Pfister | Culture
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Mercury Fund is excited to welcome Tom Jackson, Senior Analyst, to our team! After a few months on board, we sat down with Tom to discuss his time at Mercury and what he is excited for in the new year. Read below to learn more about Tom. 1) Tell us …
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Mercury Impact Series – Founders of Color Breakfast

Posted on | Heath Butler | Culture
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Since our founding in 2004, Mercury has focused on the underrepresented entrepreneur.  At first, that focus was simply on the supply-demand imbalance of capital in the middle of the country felt by all entrepreneurs. Our team spent considerable time working with secondary and tertiary venture communities to help level the …
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A Postmortem of the Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Startup Operations
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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 …
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Houston Angel Summit Panel

Posted on | Lilly Liu | Culture, Houston
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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 …
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Mercury Adds Network Partner to the Team

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Venture Investment Strategy
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Mercury Fund is excited to welcome Heath Butler, Network Partner, to our team! Learn more below about Heath, his deep experience in the Houston startup ecosystem, and why we are so excited to have him on board. 1. You have a lot of experience mentoring, advising, and investing in startup …
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Houston Investor Breakfast

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Houston
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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 …
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Mercury Impact Series – Female Founders Breakfast

Posted on | Lilly Liu | Culture, Houston
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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 …
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