Mercury Fund, the Houston-based early-stage venture capital firm, has successfully closed its largest fund to date, Mercury Fund V, securing $160 million in capital commitments. The fund exceeded its initial target of $150 million and received robust support from existing investors and new limited partners, including university endowments, foundations, and family offices.
Mercury Fund’s strategic focus lies in investments outside the conventional coastal tech hubs. The firm specializes in nurturing B2B and B2B2C SaaS and Data platforms, catalyzing digital transformation across various sectors.
Noteworthy is Mercury Fund’s unique approach, operating an operationally focused investment model that propels startups towards rapid, sustainable growth. This model involves integrating portfolio companies into the firm’s platform and providing the necessary resources. This tactic has helped create over $9 billion of enterprise value across a portfolio of 50+ companies since its inception in 2013.
A Thriving Portfolio
Mercury Fund V has wasted no time in making impactful investments. Among these is RepeatMD, a Houston-based patient engagement and fintech platform catering to doctors selling non-insurance reimbursed products.
Additionally, Polco, a Madison, Wisconsin-based community engagement polling platform, has received support, serving local governments, school districts, law enforcement, and state agencies. MSPbots, headquartered in Chicago, is an AI-driven process automation platform tailored for small and mid-sized managed service providers (MSPs).
Lastly, Brassica, with bases in Houston and Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a financial infrastructure technology company pioneering enterprise solutions for the new era of alternative assets.
Fueling Middle America’s Tech Surge
Mercury Fund’s success echoes a broader trend – a talent, wealth, and expertise migration to non-coastal venture markets. This influx of economic activity has accelerated the emergence of innovative companies and technologies. Mercury Fund, one of the pioneers in recognizing the potential of these regions, continues to actively seek out opportunities to support founders and foster growth in cities across America.
Blair Garrou, co-founder and Managing Director of Mercury Fund expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support from investors, emphasizing their faith in Mercury Fund’s team and proven investment strategy.
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