VC Office Hours :: DFJ Mercury

The idea of office hours for venture capital organizations is catching on, and DFJ Mercury in Houston is holding theirs next week. If you’re an entrepreneur in Houston, consider a visit with DFJ. If you’re unfamiliar with DFJ Mercury, they recently provided early stage funding for Macheen, and

Who from DFJ Mercury will be attending? Blair Garrou, Dan Watkins, Ned Hill, and Aziz Gilani. Blair, Dan, and Ned are the three managing directors of the firm, so if you are selected, you will definitely be pitching the decision-makers.

For Austin entrepreneurs, hold tight. Office hours for Austin will be coming soon.


At DFJ Mercury, nothing excites us more than interacting with entrepreneurs. To this end, we are pleased to announce the launch of DFJ Mercury Office Hours!

Event title DFJ Mercury Office Hours
Date & Time Friday, June 25 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue Coffee Groundz (2503 Bagby St.) in Houston, TX
Attending VC’s Blair Garrou, Dan Watkins, Ned Hill, and Aziz Gilani
To learn more about us

Our Office Hours series is intended to provide a forum for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to exchange ideas in a casual environment. If you want to think through the market opportunity for your technology, figure out a fundraising strategy, or talk to someone about that great business idea that’s been lingering in your head, this is a great place to start that discussion. Our target audience includes all entrepreneurs, ranging from students with cool ideas to established companies that are already generating revenue.

Follow the link below to sign up for the event. We will allot 10 minutes for each entrepreneur(s) to meet with us. We will start with your 30-second elevator pitch (have one prepared!), which will be followed by a brief discussion.  Please note that this is simply an informal discussion so that we can meet you and hopefully offer useful advice, and we are not evaluating your business for funding purposes.

This event is intended for entrepreneurs local to Houston. If you are not from Houston, not to worry, we are in the process of scheduling more office hours throughout Texas and the midcontinent. So hang tight, and we will definitely meet you soon.

If you have any feedback or questions, e-mail Spread the word, and we will see you on June 25th!

Sign up now, as we anticipate spots will fill up fast:

About Bryan Menell

Bryan is the Managing Editor for AustinStartup and the CEO of Mahana. He is a co-founder of Capital Factory, an investor and advisor, and runs the popular Austin Tech Happy Hour with his wife.


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