Five Questions for Mercury Fund Co-Founder Blair Garrou

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Culture, Houston
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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 …
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Why Some Enterprises Don’t Do Open Source

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | NextGen Enterprise, Software
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Why Some Enterprises Don’t Do Open Source, was published in Enterprise Tech and was written by Aziz Gilani. Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight open source adoption in enterprises. As everyone knows, the code for open source software (OSS) is made available with a license in which …
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SaaS CXO Summit: Day 2

Posted on | Jackie Pfister | Software
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We concluded the second and final day of the 2nd Annual CXO Summit in Austin, TX. Below is a recap of the sessions. Best Practices in Customer Success Ashvin Vaidyanathan – Director of Customer Success, Gainsight “The overlap between vendor success and customer success is increasing as the subscription economy …
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SaaS CXO Summit: Day 1

Posted on | Jackie Pfister | Software
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Today concludes the first day of the 2nd Annual CXO Summit in Austin, TX. Below is a recap of the sessions. Stay tuned for more tomorrow. Keeping Culture as you Scale David Blake – CEO, Degreed “No employee is more important than our mission. No client is more important than …
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Why We Invested in Deepfield

Posted on | Adrian Fortino | Software, Venture Investment Strategy
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We are excited to announce that Mercury Fund portfolio company Deepfield Networks has been acquired by Nokia! Mercury led a seed investment in Deepfield (co-led with Ann Arbor-based RPM Ventures) in September 2011. This was followed by Mercury participating in Deepfield’s Series A investment, led by Cisco Systems, in April …
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How to make yourself marketable as an IoT software engineer

Posted on | Adrian Fortino | Advice, Intelligent Manufacturing, Midwest, Software
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How to make yourself marketable as an IoT software engineer, was published in TechBeacon and was written by Will Kelly. Adrian Fortino, Partner at Mercury Fund, shares his insight into building out analytics skills. Opportunities abound for software engineers these days in the booming Internet of Things (IoT) business. Whether …
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Midcontinent Venture Capital – Growing in Leaps and Bounds

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Midwest
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Midcontinent Venture Capital – Growing in Leaps and Bounds, was published in Kauffman Fellows Report and was written by Aziz Gilani and LK Pryzant. Aziz Gilani and LK Pryzant, members of the Mercury Fund team, share insight into venture capital activity in the middle of the country. In my original …
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Don’t Forget the Fly-Over States

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Houston, Midwest, Venture Investment Strategy
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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 …
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