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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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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TrendKite Acquired by Cision

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Software, Texas
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  We are thrilled to report that Mercury Fund portfolio company TrendKite has been acquired by Cision (NYSE: CISN) for $225 million.  The acquisition enables Cision, the global leader in PR software, to integrate TrendKite’s best-in-class PR analytics and artificial intelligence platform into a single cloud offering.  The merger also …
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Why We Invested in Apartment Butler

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Software, Texas
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While open source and SaaS continue to serve as mediums for delivering software applications and data science capabilities to enterprises, Mercury has identified a continued movement of entrepreneurs in the Midcontinent who are reinventing traditional outsourced enterprise services firms by “in-housing” data and business process automation technology. These TechNative Services …
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Why We Invested in PactSafe

Posted on | Adrian Fortino | Software, Venture Investment Strategy
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In spite of the proliferation of light technology automation tools that cost effectively serve businesses of all sizes, the SMB market still significantly lags larger enterprises in technology adoption. Recognizing this dynamic in the SMB market, Mercury Fund is building an emerging investment theme that focuses on technologies that address …
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How Valuable Is Your Company’s Data?

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Advice, Software
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How Valuable Is Your Company’s Data? was published in Information Week and was written by Lisa Morgan. Aziz Gilani, Managing Director at Mercury Fund, shares his insights into valuating a company through its underlying metrics. Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that …
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Can Next-Gen SIEM Solve UEBA’s Catch-22?

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Industry Cloud Companies, Software
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Can Next-Gen SIEM Solve UEBA’s Catch-22? was published in isBuzzNews and was written by Aziz Gilani. Aziz Gilani, Managing Director at Mercury Fund, gives his insights into UEBA systems. In corporate cybersecurity, UEBA (user and entity behavior analytics) systems are starting to look more like a stray bullet than a …
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