|Washington & Lee University, B.S.||1994|
Since the late 90â€™s, Blair Garrou has focused on funding, operating and incubating startup software companies. Blairâ€™s current investments include Alert Logic, Fluensee, GameSalad, Graphic.ly, Infochimps, Kabongo, Performix and ShareThis. Blairâ€™s previous investments have included Phurnace Software (BMC Software), FuelQuest (Saracen Energy), Intermat (IHS) and SAT Corporation (Invensys).
Blair is a Managing Director of DFJ Mercury, a Texas-based seed and startup venture capital firm and a partner in the DFJ Global Network of venture funds. Prior to co-founding DFJ Mercury, Blair was the CEO of Intermat (NYSE: IHS), a leader in product information management software; a Principal with Genesis Park, a Houston-based private equity firm; helped launch and was the Director of Operations for the Houston Technology Center, the largest tech incubator in the Southwest, where he led the formation of the Houston Angel Network. Blair received a B.S. in Management from Washington & Lee University.