Ep. 031 – W – Institutional Venture Capital, how Individual Investors can Participate Effectively.

Blair Garrou – co-founder and managing Director of Mercury Fund. What is the history of Mercury Fund and how it has created its strategic advantage. We follow the evolution of Houston’s growth as a Tech Start-Up City. We discuss what…

Ep. 031 – W – Institutional Venture Capital, how Individual Investors can Participate Effectively.

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Blair Garrou – co-founder and managing Director of Mercury Fund.

What is the history of Mercury Fund and how it has created its strategic advantage.

We follow the evolution of Houston’s growth as a Tech Start-Up City.

We discuss what is missing in the Venture Capital Industry especially related to the middle of the country vs. Venture Capital on the Coasts.

How and why Mercury Fund pivoted from being an early seed stage V.C. company to a Series A round funding company.

To learn more about what Series A means click here.

How you as an individual investor can add value to a large V.C. company even if you cannot write a million-dollar check.

We will explore the terms:
Seed funding/investing
Product-Market Fit
Run-Rate
Enterprise Customer

Also learn how Investing alongside an experienced V.C. firm can lead to starting your own fund if you so choose.

Felix Chevalier –
Felix Chevalier is attorney and is an investor. He represents companies in various industries such as energy, tech, manufacturing, healthcare and transportation who are seeking market entry through governmental agencies domestically and internationally. Felix also works with companies abroad seeking to enter the U.S. market.
FChevalier@chevalierlaw.com
www.chevalierlaw.com

Mathis Conner –
www.connermg.com
Mathis Conner is a financial advisor here in the Houston area. He has degrees in engineering and an MBA from The University of Chicago. He has worked as a banker on Wall Street providing financings for over $15 billion worth of infrastructure projects, including power plants, sports arenas, satellites systems, pipelines, mines, and various other corporate joint ventures. He transitioned to financial advisory to leverage his technical and financial experience evaluating investments to serve individual investors.
Educate – Empower and Enable.

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