Mercury is a company making banking products for startups based in San Francisco and backed by a16z.

Mercury is a bank focused on serving startups that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2017 by Immad Akhund, Jason Zhang and Max Tagher. The company officially began offerings its services on April 17, 2019 after announcing the launch of their private alpha in a blog post written by the companies co-founder Immad Akhund. The companies startup banking software product focuses on creating a simple user interface, the ability to offer financial services, and company insight through data Mercury has on each startup company using their products and services. Mercury startup bank accounts come with the following features: checking account, savings account earning 1-1.75% interest, debit cards, ACH payments, check payments, domestic and international wire transfers, and access to their web application.


They have received funding from: Andreessen Horowitz, L2 Ventures, Eric Wu, Joshua Reeves, Roger Smith, Howie Liu, Justin Kan, Tikhon Bernstam, James Beshara, Matt Humphrey, Tomer London, James Tamplin, Jude Gomila, Max Mullen, Zach Coelius, Bill Clerico, Jared Friedman, Naval Ravikant, Zach Perret, Elad Gil, John Bautista, and Qasar Younis.


In August 2017 Mercury completed their seed funding round with $6 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz (lead investor), Naval Ravikant, Roger Smith, Justin Kan, Joshua Reeves, Jude Gomila, Tomer London, Max Mullen, and Zach Perret.


April 17, 2019

Mercury launched to the public

The launch was announced in a blog post.


Founding of Mercury

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Mercury Series A round
September 26, 2019
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Immad Akhund

Co-founder and CEO

Jason Zhang


Juliana Vislova

Product Designer

Max Tagher


Further reading


Mercury opens bank for startups with funding from Andreessen Horowitz

Dean Takahashi


April 17, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts





Mark Mancini
October 21, 2020
Even though it's tiny compared to the rest of the universe, Earth is a complex planet that, so far, is the only one we know of that sustains life.
October 15, 2020
Houston Chronicle
BERLIN (AP) -- A spacecraft bound for Mercury swung by Venus on Thursday, using Earth's...
Scott Hershberger
June 25, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
June 22, 2020
Mail Online
Researchers from China and the US used submarine robots to identify mercury in the fish and crustaceans living in the deepest part of the western Pacific Ocean.
Jonathan O'Callaghan
May 7, 2020
New Scientist
Mercury is much denser than the other rocky planets in the solar system, and that may be because a collision vaporised its surface and the debris was blown away by the sun
Caleb A. Scharf
April 18, 2020
Scientific American Blog Network
A final flyby on the way to the inner world
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
April 16, 2020
Mail Online
The star, called S2, orbits Sagittarius A* in a rosette shape rather than an ellipse or circle - an idea predicted by Einstein in his century old general theory of relativity.
Marcia Dunn
April 10, 2020
A Mercury-bound spacecraft swooped past Earth on Friday, tweaking its roundabout path to the solar system's smallest and innermost planet.
Loren Grush
April 9, 2020
The Verge
On April 10th, Europe and Japan's joint spacecraft, BepiColombo, will slingshot around Earth in the early morning hours. It will use Earth's gravity to brake its speed and change its course through the Solar System, putting itself on track to reach Mercury in the next five years.
Ethan Siegel
March 31, 2020
We're not made out of the densest elements, but we're the densest planet nonetheless. Here's why.
Chris Ciaccia
March 25, 2020
Fox News
Even though it currently has temperatures approaching 800 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and nearly -300 degrees at night, a new study suggests there is a small chance that the planet Mercury could have supported life.
Shannon Hall
March 24, 2020
A new explanation for the rocky world's jumbled landscape opens a possibility that it could have had ingredients for habitability.
March 16, 2020
Universe Today
While the scorching planet Mercury might not be the first place you'd think to look for ice, the MESSENGER mission confirmed in 2012 that the planet closest to the Sun does indeed hold water ice in the permanently-shadowed craters around the Mercury's poles. But now a new study regarding Mercury's ice provides even more counter-intuitive ... Continue reading "The Intense Heat from the Sun Helps Ice Form on Mercury. Wait... What?"
By Michael Thomsen For
March 16, 2020
Mail Online
A team of scientists from Georgia Tech have come up with a new explanation for how ice forms on Mercury despite scorching surface temperatures that can reach 750 degrees Fahrenheit.
March 16, 2020
The study is based on data from the Messenger spacecraft which sent back images and data from Mercury.
Margalit Fox
February 24, 2020
She was one of a group of black women mathematicians at NASA and its predecessor who were celebrated in the 2016 movie "Hidden Figures."
Stuart Clark
February 2, 2020
the Guardian
The solar system's innermost planet can never be seen in the night sky. But there is a chance to see it at twilight during the next two weeks
Eric Berger
January 20, 2020
Ars Technica
"Getting past the orbit of Venus must have been challenging."
December 11, 2019
The Times of India
In the last 21 years, I have been working closely with young women who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and many of them have voiced a persistent concer
Getty Images
December 11, 2019
The Times of India
If losing weight is on your mind, you must have thought of several hacks, ways and plans to burn that fat faster and probably, ways to speed up your metabolism would top the list


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