MERCATO PARTNERS


Navigating a sea of opportunities to fund extraordinary growth-stage companies.

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Dennis Wood hosts Kathleen Prior-Louis, VP of talent SteelHouse


Ms. Prior-Louis spoke with Mercato VP Dennis Wood on the power of using an effective company brand in building an HR practice.

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Meet Joel Dehlin, founder and CEO of Kuali


“The most significant turning point in my career was deciding to take the risk and start a company: Kuali”.

– Joel Dehlin

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Mercato Leads $19 Million Series B Investment in ObservePoint


Silicon Slopes, Utah—ObservePoint, the leader in data quality assurance for digital marketing platforms, today announced that it has closed a $19 million Series B round led by Mercato Partners and Pelion Venture Partners.

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Mercato Announces $246M Final Close of Fund III


Salt Lake City, UT—Mercato Partners, a trusted growth capital partner for rapidly scaling companies, today announced the successful final close of its third fund. Mercato Partners Growth Fund III closed with $246 million in commitments from institutional partners, family offices, and individuals, well over the fund’s initial $175 million target.

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WHO WE ARE

Accelerating Your Growth


Mercato Partners is a trusted investor for growth stage companies seeking capital and assistance to accelerate and scale their businesses. We understand that true growth requires more than just capital, so we help companies bring new products to new customers through new channels, find and retain the best possible talent, and increase brand awareness to gain market share. Choosing the perfect investor for your business is about competency and compatibility. We offer both. But don’t just take our word for it—slide right to discover why CEOs choose Mercato.

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Jeff Kearl, Founder and CEO

Stance


“Mercato really is our only institutional investor, and it’s not because we haven’t had any interest. All the top funds in the Silicon Valley have called, and some have come to visit us. And we continue to decline those interests because we feel like we have a great partner in Mercato.”

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Josh James, Founder and CEO

Domo


“We were able to pick and choose who we wanted to work with. It was important to me to work with an investor I trusted…Mercato has figured out how to transform small companies into market leaders.”

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George Mulhern, CEO

Cradlepoint


“One of the things I look for when raising capital is not just someone who comes with financing, but someone who can really help us grow our business, and that’s what Mercato has done. They have deep expertise on how to go to market and grow a business.”

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Compass Event with Kathleen Prior-Louis and Dennis Wood

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February 21, 2019

On Monday, January 28th Mercato Partners hosted Kathleen Prior-Louis, VP of talent for Fund III portfolio company SteelH…

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Meet Joel Dehlin

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February 21, 2019

By Michele Bates “The most significant turning point in my career was deciding to take the risk and start a company: …

Resources

MERCATO RESOURCES FOR GROWTH


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Human Capital

Meeting our Potential

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February 21, 2019

By Dennis Wood In the last decade, there has been constant criticism of meetings. Ranging from daily articles about…

Marketing

Know Thyself

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February 21, 2019

By John Yoon Practical Philosophy In western business, Sun Tzu is a military strategist often quoted but little read.…

Marketing

Minimum Viable Marketing

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January 23, 2019

By John yoon, VP of Marketing “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, …

Sales

Four Things to Consider Before Hiring Your First VP of Sales

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January 11, 2019

By Justin Edwards Considering Hiring Your First VP of Sales? Consider These Four Things First vec·tor/ˈvektər : a …

Scaling

Growth Margins

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September 28, 2018

By Dennis Wood and John Yoon Overview The transition from early stage or venture-backed companies to growth stage pose…

Scaling

Growth Margins: Part 2

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January 11, 2019

By Dennis Wood and John Yoon  “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." -Leo …

Finances

5 B’s of Budget

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September 7, 2018

By Ryan Parker "It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it." - George W. Bush Companies don’t make mone…

Our Portfolio

INVESTING IN COMPANIES THAT IMPACT THE WORLD


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Technology

ObservePoint

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Branded Consumer

Stance

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Branded Consumer

Sphero

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Technology

Domo

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Branded Consumer

Skullcandy

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Technology

Upwell

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Technology

Ephesoft

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Digital Media

SteelHouse

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Technology

SaltStack

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Technology

Kuali

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