Fast track your pitch to your future investors

Investor Connect is a data-powered platform that puts ambitious founders in front of interested funders.

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Our investor pool
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How it works

Founders can get introduced to multiple investors from a single pitch, and our investor pool receives exclusive deal flow on a monthly basis.

Since 2020

1K+ startups

800+ investors

3K+ intros

For founders

Fundraising shouldn’t feel like your full-time job. Our one-to-many pitch format streamlines the process so that every great business gets the consideration it deserves.

Pitch the Pool

  1. Make your pitch

    Submit your pitch in under 10 minutes. We welcome companies of all geographies, sectors, and business models — even if you aren’t a Mercury customer.

  2. Sit tight while we review

    Pitches are reviewed on a rolling basis. Each month, a cohort of promising startups are selected by our panel of VCs and angels.

  3. Connect with investors

    Your pitch will be sent to investors who are looking for companies at your stage, industry, business model, location and/or round size. While it isn’t a guarantee, you’ll receive a warm intro anytime an investor expresses interest.

  4. Pitch again in the future

    If your pitch isn’t selected, you’ll have a chance to resubmit with new updates after three months.

For investors

Using human review and our data-powered platform, we deliver exciting, relevant companies to your proverbial doorstep once a month. Just let us know what you’re looking for.

Join the Pool

Become a Raise investor

Fill out a short form with your investment criteria so that we can send you the companies you’ve been looking for. You’ll be joining a pool of active early-stage funds, solo GPs, angels, and scouts.

Tap into personalized deal flow

Each month, you’ll receive a fresh, curated “drop” of top startups that fit your investment criteria. With one click, you can request a warm intro and be the first check in.

Keep your preferences fresh

To maintain a consistently relevant deal flow, we’ll remind you to keep your info up-to-date in your portal (just in case you’re not into that hype cycle after all).

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Frequently raised questions

See full Mercury FAQ
Who should pitch to Investor Connect?
Our investor pool is looking to invest in early-stage, high-growth startups across a variety of industries, geographies, and round sizes. You’re welcome to apply if you’re pre-product or pre-revenue. We don’t have a cap on valuation size, and we’re opening to considering startups of all countries, sectors, and business models. You also don’t need to be a Mercury customer in order to submit a pitch (although we hope you’ll become one, one day).
What kind of investors are in the pool?
Investors are welcome in all forms — from VCs and angels to scouts and early-stage funds.
What happens after my pitch is submitted?
Pitches will be reviewed by our panel of judges — composed of top VCs and angel investors — on a rolling basis. Each month, they’ll select a cohort of ambitious companies to share with our network of 800+ investors.You’ll be notified about your selection status by the final Friday of the month you apply.If you’re selected, your pitch will be forwarded to investors based on their investment criteria (i.e. stage, industry, business model, location, or round size).If you’re not selected, you’ll be able to pitch again after you’ve made some more progress (at least three months after your first pitch).
What happens if my pitch is selected?
If an investor is interested, we’ll make a warm intro. Although we cannot guarantee interest, recently selected pitches have received an average of five to ten investor intros. If you don’t receive any investor intros, that means that unfortunately, no investors were interested in meeting with you at that time.
Will I receive feedback on my pitch?
Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we unfortunately cannot provide individualized feedback on pitch submissions. However, you can find opportunities to workshop your pitch or prepare for your next submission by joining our Slack community, registering for our expert sessions, or browsing our published content on Meridian.
How frequently can I pitch to Investor Connect?
You can pitch up to once every three months. We especially encourage you to re-submit if you’ve recently raised a new round.
Is Investor Connect a program or an accelerator?
Investor Connect is neither a program nor an accelerator. It is a data-powered platform focused on optimizing the fundraising process, and Mercury as a company does not currently provide any funding to the selected startups. If you are interested in founder programming and community-building, we encourage you to explore our community offerings, founder events, and workshops.
What diligence does Mercury do on the companies that pitch to Investor Connect?
Mercury uses a panel of judges that evaluates submissions based on criteria such as TAM, business model, and idea/solution/technical novelty. However, our judges don’t do any financial vetting — it is up to investors to conduct their own due diligence. Mercury does not endorse or recommend investment in any of these companies and this program should not be seen as financial advice and is not an offer to buy or sell any security.