VC  Mercury Fund

     Office Locations:

One Greenway Plaza, Suite 930
Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 713-715-6820
Fax: 713-715-6826

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  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Formerly known as DFJ Mercury, Mercury Fund is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm. With over $200 million under management, Mercury invests in compelling and novel software and science-based startup opportunities, focusing on technology innovation originating in the U.S. Midcontinent. Mercury typically invests $50,000 to $1.5 million in seed and early stage companies and can also build syndicates for investments needing larger amounts of capital. The firm expects to invest between $4 million and $6 million over the life of an investment. The firm announced December 2014 the close of Mercury Fund III, with $105 million in total commitments.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Adrian Fortino PhD
    Aziz Gilani Director
    Blair Garrou Managing Director
    Dan Watkins PhD Managing Director
    Danny Janiak


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