Posted on August 2021

Aziz Gilani

Aziz Gilani is a Managing Director at Mercury, where he focuses on investments in enterprise SaaS, Cloudand data science startups. He received his BBA from the University of Texas where he was a TILF Scholar, and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he was an FC Austin Scholar. In addition, Aziz is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program 

A recognized expert in Seed Accelerators, Aziz has been quoted in several national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, ReadWriteWeb, TechCocktail, and The Business Journals. 

Outside of Mercury, Aziz serves in advisory roles for The BFM Fund and SXSW Interactive. He is also a Lecturer at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business where he teaches entrepreneurial finance.

Aziz received the 2021 National Venture Capital Association Service Award for his work with public policy makers. In 2022 Aziz was appointed to the National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship by US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. 

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