106 Investments in 45 Companies
8 Acquisitions
Houston, TX
Funds Raised:
Venture Capital
Mercury Fund is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm that invests in novel software and science-based startup opportunities

Investor Details


Mercury Fund is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm that invests in novel software and science-based startup opportunities in the U.S. Midcontinent areas, including Southwest, Midwest, and Rocky Mountains. The company helps entrepreneurs at the early stages of idea generation, company formation, and market execution.

Mercury Fund works with entrepreneurs associated with regional startup development organizations such as seed accelerators, incubators, and university tech transfer offices. It invests in software startups bringing enterprise B2B and B2B2C applications and platforms to market, with a focus on innovation within SaaS, cloud, and mobile technologies. The company also shows an interest in a wide range of life sciences and industrial physical sciences startups in both traditional energy and clean energy sectors, which involves therapeutic drugs, ways to increase natural resource efficiency, and more.

Mercury Fund was founded by Dan Watkins and Blair Garrou in 2005 and is based in Texas, United States with presence in Michigan, California, Ohio, and Illinois.

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Jun, 2016$1.3M / Debt Financing
Mar, 2016$15.54M / Series B
Jan, 2016$8M / Series B
Oct, 2015$10.7M / Series C
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / Convertible Note (Lead)
Aug, 2015$7.3M / Series A
Aug, 2015$8M / Series B
Jul, 2015$2.4M / Series B
Apr, 2015$2.25M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2015$4.42M / Series B
Feb, 2015$5M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2015$2.5M / Seed (Lead)
Dec, 2014$2.17M / Series A
Dec, 2014$1.2M / Seed
Nov, 2014$1M / Seed
Nov, 2014$1.4M / Series A (Lead)
Nov, 2014$1.08M / Seed
Nov, 2014$15.6M / Series C
Nov, 2014$7.05M / Series C
Oct, 2014$2.2M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2014$3.99M / Debt Financing
Oct, 2014$20M / Series B
Oct, 2014$1.53M / Series A
Sep, 2014$1M / Series A
Jun, 2014$3.5M / Series A
Jun, 2014$3.2M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2014$1M / Seed
May, 2014$1M / Seed
Mar, 2014$750k / Debt Financing
Mar, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed
Feb, 2014$250k / Debt Financing
Feb, 2014$362.5k / Seed
Feb, 2014$40.32k / Debt Financing
Feb, 2014$1M / Seed (Lead)
Jan, 2014$55k / Debt Financing
Jan, 2014$50k / Debt Financing
Dec, 2013$775k / Seed
Dec, 2013$3M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2013$1.5M / Debt Financing
Dec, 2013$100k / Debt Financing

Current Team (9)


Funds (3)

Unknown DateDFJ Mercury Fund II$70M
Unknown DateDFJ Mercury Fund I$20M
Dec 5, 2014Mercury Fund III$105M

Offices/Locations (3)

  • Midwest Office

    303 Detroit St., Suite 100

    Ann Arbor, MI 48104


  • HQ

    One Greenway Plaza

    Suite 930

    Houston, TX 77046


  • Branch Office

    1025 Prospect Street, Suite 300

    La Jolla, CA 92037


Past Team (2)


Past Event Appearances (1)

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