May 7, 2021
We’re launching our third round of Mercury Raise today. Our last round of Raise connected hundreds of seed and pre-seed startups with top early-stage investors, including First Round, Village Global, CRV, and Homebrew. And that’s not all.
- 750+ startups applied (up from 400+ in Raise round 1)
- 50 startups were selected, including 12 international teams from India, Ghana, Mexico, Malaysia, and more. 96% of them got intros with investors.
- Graviti, a Mexico City-based BNPL startup, raised almost their entire $2.5m round from Raise investors Active Capital, Matt Brezina, and Kevin Patrick Mahaffey. You can read more about their raise in Crunchbase.
Everyone looked great in their custom Raise merch, too.
We’ve made this round even better
With every round of Raise, we’re doing more to help early-stage founders build and fund their startups. Here’s what you can expect from Raise Round 3:
- More investors: Raise startups will now be shared with over 250 early-stage investors. Some of the newest investors to sign on include Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), Jeff Seibert and Wayne Chang (Digits), and Ed Roman (Hack VC).
- Expanded networking: We’ll connect you with your fellow Raise founders to build your network and talk shop with your peers.
- New advice channels: You’ll get 1:1 pitch feedback from top investors, as well as exclusive talks and Q&As with investors and seed-stage founders who just successfully raised.
How to apply for Raise Round 3
First, you’ll fill out our quick application form. Our selection board of top investors will then choose 50 startups to join the round within 2 weeks.
The next round of Raise applications is now open until May 18. All you need to apply is a pitch deck and a little information about your company. Signing up takes about 5 minutes.
Apply for Mercury Raise here.
Discover the startups from our last Raise
AutoCloud - B2B Software
AutoCloud makes data human-readable by cutting out visual noise.
yodayoda - Artificial Intelligence
yodayoda creates affordable high-definition maps for robots and self-driving cars.
Stealth Biotherapeutics - Healthcare
Stealth develops biopharmaceutical therapies to treat mitochondrial dysfunction.
Navier - Transportation
Navier is making the boat of the future: electric, intelligent, and powerful.
Keyring Inc. - Media
An all-in-one streaming bundle.
Puma Browser - Developer Tools
Puma is a payments-first mobile browser. Private by design.
Voices - Consumer
Voices monetizes video and live-streaming through building passionate communities.
No Comply - Advertising
No Comply creates advertising technology powered by first-party data for brands.
AlgiKnit - Biotech
AlgiKnit is creating eco-conscious, renewable yarns for the circular economy.
Reactiv - Healthcare
Reactiv combines computer vision and gamification to make Physical Therapy easier.
Coco Market - Crypto
The Instacart of migrants' families: send food back home instead of money.
Frenalytics - Healthcare
Frenalytics makes personalized Learning Sessions for people with dementia, autism, and more.
TAG - Fintech
TAG are building the first challenger/mobile bank in the Pakistani market.
Stack - B2B Software
Stack is a tab-less browser for productivity.
Valinor Earth - Agritech
Valinor Earth uses machine learning & satellite data to remotely monitor farm metrics.
Famosos.com - Marketplace
LatAm’s leading celebrity engager: fans hire Hispanic celebrities for video shoutouts.
Moichor - Healthcare
Moichor is LabCorp for veterinarians: faster, more detailed, & cost-effective test results.
Sugar - Consumer
Sugar provides task management software to building owners and managers.
Dashlabs.ai - Healthcare
End-to-End DIY Lab Software.
Stealth Drone Company - Robotics
Edifice - Artificial Intelligence
Edifice is a spatial analytics company for real estate owners and tenants.
Reconcile - Fintech
Reconcile is a financial voice app that simplifies reconciling our credit card charges.
Lifo - Marketplace
Lifo builds Shopify for influencers to empower their commerce business.
Haulio - Marketplace
Flexport of Southeast Asia: driving the future of container haulage
Spira - Agritech
Spira creates replacements for artificial colors & animal proteins using carbon-negative algae for manufacturers.
Nebullam - Agritech
Building direct-to-consumer indoor farms.
YUR - Virtual Reality
YUR is making fitness a game.
SpeedLegal - Artificial Intelligence
SpeedLegal helps real estate professionals’ clients understand & sign contracts in seconds.
Walnut - Healthcare/fintech
Walnut breaks up large medical bills into small, monthly payments.
AIZA - Artificial Intelligence
AIZA uses machine intelligence for pipeline inspection, O&M, and more.
Reframe Care - Artificial Intelligence
Reframe provides multigenerational insurance protection and coverage, and eldercare.
EcoCart - B2B Software
Creating sustainable shopping experiences for brands and shoppers.
Shadow Labs - Transportation
Shadow Labs is building heavy-lift electric aircraft for military cargo and air-ambulance.
Vessel - Real Estate
Vessel turns American home equity into an asset class the world can invest in.
Become - Healthcare
Helping dental clinics better serve patients and generate more revenue.
AgelessRX - Healthcare
Longevity prescriptions delivered right to your door.
Temper - Healthcare
All the benefits of fasting, none of the hunger.
Tonbo Imaging - Robotics
Tonbo Imaging sees beyond the visible spectrum for autonomy in transportation, defense, and more.
Pigeon Loans - Fintech
Pigeon Loans is a first of its kind peer-to-peer lending platform.
WolfDe - Artificial intelligence
Decarbonizing food supply chains by collecting emissions data at each node of the supply chain using chatbots and satellite imagery.
Prox - Marketplace
1:1 video calls with the world’s leading minds.
PandaFlow - B2B Software
Connect and automate multiple SaaS apps with no-code.
Roombus - Hardware
Roombus is using technology and human-centered design to build the future of housing.
Atom Limbs - Robotics
Mind-controlled artificial limbs.
AmpUp - Transportation
Intelligent EV charging for communities of all shapes and sizes.
Ramani - Fintech
Ramani integrates with CPG brands to provide their distributors with 30-day loans on inventory.
Doola - Other
Doola virtualizes the entire end-of-life process, making cremation cheap, convenient, and eco-friendly.
kiteKRAFT - Energy
Building flying wind turbines to radically expand wind power's applications.
Graviti - Fintech
Graviti is a buy now, pay later platform of household appliances for the low-income, unbanked sector in LatAm.
FiClub - Fintech
FiClub is a Social Trust Network for Finance in Emerging Markets.
If you have any feedback about Raise, or have ideas for other programs you’d like to see, please send us a message to [email protected]. We always love to chat.
The Mercury Team