Data And Analytics Strategies: What Investors Think

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | NextGen Enterprise, Software, Startup Operations
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 …
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How To Sell Your Startup – The Right Way

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Startup Operations

This article was originally featured on 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 …
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Venture Capital: Finding The White Space

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Venture Investment Strategy
Finding the White Space in Venture Capital
This article was originally featured on and was written by Tom Taulli In the Valley nowadays, the obsession is with pumping up a startup’s valuation. And yes, the levels have gotten pretty crazy (when it comes to pushing things to the limit, the Valley always seems to know what …
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Why Series A Funding Could Be Crushing B2B Startups

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Intelligent Manufacturing, Software, Venture Investment Strategy

This article was originally featured on referred to Mercury Fund’s investment strategy, which includes backing early-stage startups that have the potential to disrupt manufacturing and other American industries. It’s a difficult truth. Even after successful seed rounds, most startups won’t receive the next round of funding needed to …
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Why we invested in LISNR

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Consumer Engagement Platforms, Midwest, Software
In July 2014, Mercury made its initial investment in LISNR, the leading provider of ultrasonic beacon technology.  Have you heard of Rodney Williams?  If not, you eventually will.  Rodney is the energizing founder and force behind LISNR.  Rodney started his career at P&G, working for the Pampers brand.  During his …
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Why we invested in Sight Machine

Posted on | Adrian Fortino | Intelligent Manufacturing, Midwest, Software
Image Source In January 2015, we made our initial investment in Sight Machine, an emerging leader in manufacturing analytics.  We led Sight Machine’s Series A preferred round of financing with co-investment from existing investors IA Ventures and OATV, and new investors Huron River Ventures among others.  Sight Machine was founded …
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