LISNR: The Lion that Roared

Posted on | Blair Garrou | MarTech, Midwest, Software
    LISNR at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Cincinnati based startup founder, Rodney Williams, gave a keynote at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in France last month. Each year, select experts in innovation are invited to speak at the festival to share their insights and experiences. …
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9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Software, Startup Operations, Texas
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 …
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Can Agile Processes and DevOps Fuel Your Digital Transformation?

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Software
Federal Government Adoption of Agile and DevOps
Can Agile Processes and DevOps Fuel Your Digital Transformation?, by Will Kelly, was originally published on Aziz Gilani, Partner at Mercury Fund, focuses on the SaaS and DevOps startup space. With other experts, he shares his thoughts with Will Kelly about how the government is now adopting agile and…
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Launching Station Houston

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Texas
Station Houston
In November at the Rice Alliance IT and Web Venture Forum, Emily Keeton and I announced we were launching Station Houston, a new coworking organization that will bring together key players in Houston’s startup community to launch software startups.   Station Houston to open at SURGE Shack on March 1st…
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How to Get Into Seed Accelerators and Advice on Seed Stage Funding

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Advice
SURGE Accelerator SURGE Day
Alex Theuma is Founder and Editor-in-Chief at SaaScribe. He interviewed Mercury Fund partner Aziz Gilani for a podcast that provides advice to SaaS company founders who may want to raise venture capital and/or join an accelerator. Kirk Coburn, Founder and Managing Director of energy-exclusive accelerator, SURGE Ventures, addresses the crowd …
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Security Pros Offer Opinions, Solutions for FBI vs. Apple

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Uncategorized
This article was first published on eWeek by Chris Preimesberger. Chris Preimesberger interviewed several IT and data security experts to explore whether the government should be given access to encrypted data and what solutions are available to Apple and the FBI. The excerpt below is his conversation with Mercury Fund…
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How To Raise Venture Capital In A Down Market

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Advice, Midwest
Fundraising in Down Turn
How to Raise Venture Capital In A Down Market, by Tom Taulli, was originally published on Mercury Fund Partner, Blair Garrou, shares what entrepreneurs can do to make their startup a more investable business as fundraising becomes more challenging. For entrepreneurs, it’s likely to get much tougher to raise …
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5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Meeting with Investors

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Advice
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Joshua Kraus’ article, 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Meeting with Investors, was first published on SitePoint. Joshua Kraus asked several investors, including Blair Garrou, a Partner at Mercury Fund, for the most important things entrepreneurs can do to meet and secure investment for their startups. Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den, Lion’s Mouth: …
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