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Traverse Fund Director Joe Kaiser featured in PitchBook Article on COVID's Impact on Initial Funding


Traverse Director Joe Kaiser offered his perspective on the impact COVID has had on first-round funding to PitchBook’s Priyamvada Mathur.  Read more of Joe’s thoughts here or click the link to find the PitchBook article.

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Mercato's Saima Ahmed talks to Preqin about Socially-Conscious, High-Performance Investing


Alpha Fund Principal Saima Ahmed talks with Prequin about the emerging realization by alternatives managers that investing for performance can go hand-in-hand with investing with a social conscience.  More and more managers are seeing the value in both financial and non-financial outcomes.

Read more about the changes we are seeing and the changes we are driving at Mercato Partners.

Check it out at Preqin.

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LENDIO CO-FOUNDERS NAMED ERNST AND YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR


Mercato Partners congratulates Lendio Co-Founders Brock Blake (CEO) and Trent Miskin (CGO) for winning the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the state of Utah. Part of the Mercato Traverse Growth Fund III, Lendio is revolutionizing the small and medium business loan marketplace.

Brock and Trent represent the qualities we admire most in entrepreneurs – vision, execution, and determination.

They are also examples of the qualities we most admire in humans – compassion, generosity, and integrity.

We are proud of you and proud to be a small part of your story.

 

 

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Crisis or Opportunity: Strategies on How to Do More Than Just Weather the Storm


Check out the latest article in Silicon Slopes where Greg Warnock discusses what impacts COVID has had not the market, Mercato, and the entrepreneurial world.

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VMWare to Acquire SaltStack


On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, VMware announced its acquisition of SaltStack, a Mercato Traverse Growth Fund III portfolio company specializing in network, security, and infrastructure automation and management.

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Congratulations to Cradlepoint

Ericsson to Acquire Cradlepoint for $1.1B


Ericsson has announced the acquisition of Cradlepoint for $1.1 billion in an all-cash transaction.  This marks the third exit of a Mercato Traverse Growth Fund company this year and the second in excess of $1 billion in 2020.

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Kalderos set to Revolutionize Drug Discount System


Kalderos, a Traverse Fund III portfolio company and the creator of the country’s first Drug Discount Management platform, announced its revolutionary 340B rebate solution, 340B Pay. By bringing a dated drug discount infrastructure into the modern era, read about how all stakeholders will benefit from a process that increases visibility for all.

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Greg Warnock talks to TechCrunch about Valuation in the Era of COVID


Mercato Partners’ Founder and Managing Director, Greg Warnock, chatted with TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm about the impact of the current pandemic on valuations. Certainly, COVID has had an impact but it’s not necessarily uniform or obvious. You can read more in Alex’s column, ExtraCrunch. Check it out.

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Central Logic acquired by Rubicon Technology Partners


Rubicon Technology Partners has acquired a majority interest in Central Logic, a Mercato Partners Traverse Fund II portfolio company. Under the leadership of CEO Angie Franks, the company has proven its pioneering patient transfer platform which quickly connects patients with the right hospital resources, improving the quality of care while raising efficiency.

This milestone is proof of the vision and execution of the Central Logic team.  Mercato Partners saw the potential in the original vision and we are delighted and proud to see the team accelerate into the next phase of the company’s journey.

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SoFi acquires Galileo Financial Technologies for $1.2B


Galileo Financial Technologies has been acquired by SoFi for $1.2B.  This is the culmination of years of hard work by Clay Wilkes and his team to realize a vision.  That vision was supported along the way by Mercato Partners.  We are so happy for the success Galileo has achieved and proud to have played a part in it coming to pass.

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Galileo and Mercato

Galileo and Mercato - A Timeline


Galileo Financial Technologies has been acquired by SoFi for $1.2B.  Congratulations to Clay Wilkes and the whole Galileo team. Vision combined with execution is an unstoppable combination. We’re proud to have been a part of your journey.

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Mercato Partners, Savory Fund, and Restaurant Founders Join Forces to Provide Stability


In the face of unprecedented challenges, we are inspired by the examples of leadership we’ve seen both locally and globally. We are proud to join leaders committed to innovating as a means of creating stability and honoring the loyalty of our workforce. The restaurant brands that belong to Mercato Partners Savory Fund are certainly going to experience challenges as a result of the lifestyle changes caused by COVID-19 Quarantine.

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A Savory Soiree


On a beautiful night in May, following the Mercato Partners Annual Meeting, we had the pleasure of celebrating the successful launch of our second investment strategy, the Mercato Partners Savory Fund.

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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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