Why we invested in Trendkite

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | MarTech, Software, Texas
Sometimes the journey to investment is a long one, and that certainly was the case with TrendKite. Mercury originally met TrendKite while they were part of DreamIt Ventures‘ inaugural Austin class in 2013. We liked the Company’s founders, Matt Allison and AJ Bruno, and were fascinated by the concept of …
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Why we invested in Datical

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | NextGen Enterprise, Software, Texas
In November 2013, Mercury led a $3 million Series A round in Datical. Based in Austin, Datical is creating “DevOps for Databases.”  Datical is an important investment for us as it was the first investment in our third fund (Mercury Fund III), and our first software investment in which we …
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Why we invested in Graylog

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | NextGen Enterprise, Software, Texas
In October 2014, Mercury made its initial investment in Graylog, the leading open source log management alternative to Splunk.  We led Graylog’s Series A preferred round of financing with co-investment from Crosslink Capital, Draper Associates, and existing seed investor HTGF.  The investment was the culmination of a lot of hard …
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Why we invested in Label Insight

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Industry Cloud Companies, Midwest, Software
In August 2014, Mercury made its initial investment in Label Insight, formerly known as Food Essentials.   We led Label Insight’s Series A round of financing, with co-investment from Label’s Insight’s seed investor, Cultivation Capital, as well as our friends from Serra Ventures and dunnhumby Ventures (strategic joint venture fund between …
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Why we invested in Apto

Posted on | Blair Garrou | Industry Cloud Companies, Software, Texas
In July 2014, Mercury made our initial investment in Apto, the leading could-based CRM and deal management platform for commercial real estate brokers.  We led Apto’s Series A preferred round of financing, with co-investment from Apto’s current seed investors.  Apto is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas (a terrific planned community …
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Q&A with Mercury’s Aziz Gilani

Posted on | Aziz Gilani | Culture
This interview was originally featured on StartupHouston.com and was written by Tina Nazerian Mercury Fund, a seed-stage venture capital firm in Houston, makes equity investments in what it describes as compelling and novel software and science-based startup opportunities.  Recently, Startup Houston sat down with Mercury Fund’s director, Aziz Gilani, to …
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