This interview was originally featured in the Houston Business Journal
One of Mercury Fund’s Managing Partners, Blair Garrou, sat down with Houston Business Journal to discuss challenges facing the venture capital industry and the Houston startup ecosystem.
What’s one part of your job that people don’t know about?
A lot of my job, both in Houston and other cities across the U.S., is helping to build, develop and support the growth of tech communities and ecosystems. This includes activities such as teaching college courses to young entrepreneurs, mentoring young companies and helping build collaboration amongst startup development organizations. It’s one of the most rewarding parts of my job, and it’s particularly important in Houston, where we continue to try and build a more vibrant, successful tech community.