First-class banking for VC funds

Join 2,500+ VC funds that bank with Mercury to manage investments in their portfolio companies — from U.S. to overseas entities.

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

An expanding feature set VCs can bank on

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1:1 relationship management

Free and fast wire transfers

Custom user controls

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Cutting-edge tools and security that pave the way forward

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Protection beyond FDIC insurance

Customers can manage bank risk and protect their funds with up to $5M in FDIC insurance1 through our partner banks and use of sweep networks — plus access additional security through a money market fund.

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Overseas presence

Unlock international capabilities

Easily send wire payments from your entities to your portfolio companies and expand your international investments.

ACH, wire, and check payment options

Seamless software

Expedite operational efficiencies

Connect with Plaid for ACH transfers and use foolproof instructions to send speedy wires to your portfolio companies. You can specify a designated approver for each transfer before syncing it to QuickBooks.

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Best-in-class service

One-on-one expert guidance

Your needs come first — and high-touch, white-glove service is part of the Mercury package for VC funds. Bank with confidence knowing your dedicated relationship manager is always one message away.

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Centralized access

Manage all your accounts from one place

Create separate accounts for your fund, your SPVs, and your management company — and toggle between them with ease.

Benefits that reach your whole portfolio

But don’t just take it from us

Transparent pricing

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  • FDIC-insured checking & savings
  • No monthly fees or overdraft fees
  • Free domestic and international (USD) wires
  • Free ACH transfers
  • Flat 1% currency exchange fee
  • 1.5% cashback2 on all credit spend
  • Free DACAs & Letters of Credit

When you have questions, we have answers

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How is Mercury further supporting VCs?
More than ever, Mercury is focused on serving the startup community, and that includes VCs. We are now able to support VC funds with entities in the following jurisdictions — the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, United Arab Emirates. Reach out to us at [email protected].
What do I need to apply for an account?
You’ll need a U.S. company with a federal EIN, your company’s official formation documents, and a picture of your government ID (e.g., a passport or U.S. driver’s license).Customers must have some type of existing or planned operations in the U.S. and a U.S. or international address for their principal place of business. This can be a residential address, but may not be a registered agent, PO box, or UPS box address. Our customer base includes startups and ecommerce companies, as well as venture capital firms with entities in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, and United Arab Emirates. Upon applying, we’ll review to ensure you have up-to-date formation documents and otherwise satisfy our onboarding requirements.We cannot currently open accounts for founders operating in the following countries and regions: Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Croatia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Macao, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Belarus, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Russia, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine (specifically, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Luhansk, and and Crimea).
Are my deposits FDIC-insured?
Mercury checking and savings deposits are FDIC-insured up to $5M through our partner banks and use of sweep networks. As a broader effort, we are working on expanding all coverage even further. You can learn more about FDIC insurance here.
Where are my funds kept?
Mercury works with two FDIC-insured banks, Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust. You can locate your Mercury account’s banking provider by logging in and viewing the banking partner listed on your Mercury statements.Through each of our partner banks, Mercury customers get access to a sweep network of trusted banks. This sweep network provides up to $5M in FDIC insurance by automatically spreading your deposits across up to 20 different banks, without requiring you to open and manage separate bank accounts.Our Treasury* product is offered through an additional partner, Apex Clearing Corp, who is a FINRA-regulated broker-dealer. The mutual funds that you can invest in through Mercury Treasury are managed by Morgan Stanley and Vanguard.
How do I get Mercury Vault?
All Mercury accounts have Vault enabled by default — you can access it by clicking into your Vault page. If you’re not a current Mercury customer, you can sign up for Mercury here.To see Vault’s suggestions for your account, click here. This includes suggestions like:
  1. Ensuring the FDIC insurance coverage on your checking and savings accounts up to $5M — 20x the standard per bank limit — through our partner banks and sweep networks1. This is enabled on every new Mercury account by default, and for existing users, Vault will prompt you to opt into the sweep networks if you haven’t already.
  2. Investing uninsured cash into a Mercury Treasury* money market fund, consisting of 99.5% investments in US government-backed securities, for additional safeguarding.
Which countries can I send wires to?
To see our full list of supported countries for international wires, click here.For certain countries, we’ve set temporary limits for the amount of money that can be sent per wire transaction. See that full list here.

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* Mercury Treasury, by Mercury Advisory, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser, seeks to earn net returns up to 5.38% annually on your idle cash. Net yield numbers as of 04/15/2024, and assumes total Mercury deposits of $20M+.

Mercury Treasury, by Mercury Advisory, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training. SEC registration does not mean the SEC has approved of the services of the investment adviser.

Mercury Advisory, LLC (the “Firm”) is an investment management firm that offers a wrap fee program that allows small businesses to invest idle cash in relatively low-risk, short-term instruments. Please see the ADV Wrap Fee Brochure for further information regarding fees and conflicts.

The performance discussed herein is historic and reflects an investment for a limited period of time. It should not be assumed that future investors would experience returns, if any, comparable to those illustrated herein. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. Investment results will fluctuate. Returns are not guaranteed. All investments are subject to the risk of loss, including the loss of principal. No representation is being made that an investment account has, will, or is likely to achieve profits or losses equal to the profits or losses shown. Actual returns will vary greatly and depend on personal and market conditions. Before investing, consider your financial goals and the costs of using the program.

Furthermore, the information set forth has been obtained from sources that the Firm believes to be reliable; however, these sources cannot be guaranteed as to their accuracy or completeness. The information contained herein is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. The information has been prepared solely for the purpose of determining your level of interest in Mercury Treasury and to provide general background information on such algorithmic investment program.
This information contains certain “forward-looking statements,” which may be identified by the use of such words as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “planned,” “estimated,” “potential” and other similar terms.

Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to financial condition, results of operations, and success or lack of success of the depicted investment strategy. All are subject to various factors, including, but not limited to general and local economic conditions, changing levels of competition within certain industries and markets, changes in interest rates, changes in legislation or regulation, and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting operations that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results.

Targeted returns (e.g., forward-looking statements of performance up to a stated return) reflects the returns that the Firm is seeking to achieve over a particular period of time. Projected returns reflect the Firm’s performance estimate – i.e., the returns that the Firm believes can be achieved using the advertised investment services. Target returns are presented to inform clients or potential clients about the Firm’s risk tolerances when managing the Mercury Treasury strategy and to provide information useful to a client or potential client when assessing how the Firm’s strategy fits within the investor’s overall portfolio. Target returns are not guarantees or promises of future return.

Mercury Treasury is not insured by the FDIC. Mercury Treasury are not deposits or other obligations of Choice Financial Group or Evolve Bank & Trust, and are not guaranteed by Choice Financial Group or Evolve Bank & Trust. Mercury Treasury products are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.
Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust®; Members FDIC.

Footnotes

  1. Deposits in Mercury checking and savings accounts are held by our partner banks, Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust®; Members FDIC. Through sweep networks, these funds become eligible for up to $5M in FDIC Insurance. Learn more here.
  2. To receive cashback, your Mercury accounts must be open and in good standing, meaning they cannot be suspended, restricted, past due, or otherwise in default. Learn more about cashback.
  3. The Mercury Debit Cards are issued by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust, Members FDIC, pursuant to licenses from MasterCard. The IO Card is issued by Patriot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from MasterCard.