About us

the script
startup banking

Banks aren’t designed for the pace and creativity of startups.

mercury dashboard

From unnecessary red tape to clunky rules and processes, banks usually block progress rather than accelerate it.

At Mercury, we’re reimagining the startup banking experience by combining the stability of a bank with intuitive technology that gives founders more control, more time, and more peace of mind — transforming banking from an obstacle to a catalyst.

Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust®; Members FDIC.

Mercury in numbers:

raised from Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Coatue, and more




in transactions in 2022

Our story

Banking is foundational
to every company,
but most people have low expectations for it by default.

Immad Akhund (CEO)

In 2019, our co-founders Immad Akhund (CEO), Jason Zhang (COO), and Max Tagher (CTO) created Mercury in order to defy those low expectations — and to make doing so a habit. This aim still drives everything we do at Mercury.

Jason Zhang (COO)Max Tagher (CTO)

We believe the key
to our success as a company lies in consistently defying expectations, day after day — as a matter of course.

As a result, we hope to energize our customers to build — and defy expectations in their own industries along the way.Open Account
Our team

Product-led thinking

Product thinking is a critical part of everyone’s work at Mercury —
from our significant number of former founders to our diligent teams of master coders,
support professionals, and thoughtful creatives. All employees are encouraged
to question processes, voice their opinions, relish açaí bowls … and prioritize quality.

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Our investors

Top-tier venture capital firms and angels invest in Mercury, but also athletes, entertainers, and even 2,500 Mercury customers — thanks to our record-setting community round.

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  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • CRV
  • Coatue
  • Homebrew
  • L2 Ventures
  • Sapphire Ventures
  • Serena Ventures
  • SV Angel


  • Arianna Simpson, Autonomous Partners
  • Dylan Field, Figma
  • Elad Gil, Entrepreneur
  • Eric Wu, OpenDoor
  • Howie Liu, Airtable
  • Jack Altman, Lattice
  • Jared Friedman, Y Combinator
  • Joshua Reeves, Gusto
  • Julia & Kevin Hartz, Eventbrite
  • Justin Kan, Twitch
  • Mathilde Collin, Front
  • Max Mullen, Instacart
  • Nas, Queens Bridge Investment Partners
  • Naval Ravikant, AngelList
  • Nick Jonas
  • Peggy Mangot, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Qasar Younis, Applied Intuition
  • Rahul Vohra, Superhuman
  • Roger Smith, Founder, SVB
  • Ryan Petersen, Flexport
  • Sahil Bloom, Entrepreneur
  • Waseem Daher, Pilot
  • Zach Perret, Plaid

One last thing —
Our tea.

Packet of English Breakfast tea surrounded by tea leavesClay teapot

You may have noticed: we like to reference, drink, and share tea. Back in Mercury’s early days, it became custom for our team members to serve each other tea. Since then, we’ve sought to share the beauty of this inviting ritual with our customers, too.

Contact us

We’re always happy to chat or receive feedback.

Don’t hesitate
to send us an email at
[email protected]

Reporters and
editors can reach us at
[email protected]