Mercury Fund

Mercury Fund

A venture capital firm in Texas that focuses on entrepreneurs and technology innovation.

Mercury Fund is a venture capital firm in Texas that focuses on entrepreneurs and technology innovation. Founded 2005 in Houston, Texas, United States by Blair Garrou and Dan Watkins, it invests in early stage ventures, debt financing, seed, series A, and series B rounds. Its portfolio companies include Olea Edge Analytics, Ambyint, TeleVet, Ripple Science, Cloudsnap, Benson Hill Biosystems, Spruce, BlackThorn Therapeutics, Sight Machine and Datical. As of April 2020, Mercury Fund has made 142 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 25, 2020, when Olea Edge Analytics raised $9M. Mercury Fund has had 16 exits, the most notable of which include TrendKite, Infochimps, and Retention. the company has raised four funds, their latest being Mercury Fund Ventures IV. This fund was announced on June 19, 2019 and raised a total of $82.3M.

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Funded Companies

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Description
Website
Industry
Location

Glycos Biotechnologies, founded in 2007, now known as GlycosBio, is a biotechnology company based in Houston, Texas . GlycosBio Asia is a subsidiary based in Malaysia .

ShareThis is a Palo Alto, California-based social media company.

Graphicly is a company founded by Micah Baldwin.

Vistar Media is a company founded by Michael Provenzano, Jeremy Ozen and Mark Chadwick.

An agricultural biotechnology company developing crop design platform to increase intrinsic crop yield

A medical device company that develops treatments for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Datical is an Austin, Texas-based company.

Koupon Media is a Dallas-based coupon company founded by TJ Person.

A company dedicated to drug designs to develop kinase inhibitors for healthcare of human and animals

Phurnace Software is a software company founded by Robert Reeves.

Spruce is a mobile concierge platform for apartment communities.

Amify is an Alexandria-based company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aziz Gilani

Employee

Blair Garrou

Employee

David Steakley

Investor

Dean McCall

Advisor

Grace Rodriguez

Employee

Kelly Quann Bianucci

Employee

Mark Hasebroock

Advisor

Misha Govshteyn

Advisor

Ned Hill

Employee

Steve Xu

Employee

Further reading

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Ambyint

Cloudsnap

Olea Edge Analytics

Ripple Science

TeleVet

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