Excelerate Lab Mentors

Blair Garrou

Blair Garrou (@bgarrou)

Managing Director
DFJ Mercury

Blair Garrou is a Managing Director of DFJ Mercury, a seed and startup venture capital firm and a partner in the DFJ Global Network of venture funds. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DFJ Mercury invests in compelling and novel information technology and science-based startup opportunities, focusing on technology innovation in the U.S. Midcontinent. Prior to DFJ Mercury, Blair was the CEO of Intermat (acq. by IHS), a leader in product information management software; a Principal with Genesis Park, a Houston-based venture capital firm; helped launch and was the Director of Operations for the Houston Technology Center, the largest tech incubator in the Southwest, where he led the formation of the Houston Angel Network, one of the largest angel investment organizations in the U.S.; was an investment banker with BMO Nesbitt Burns; and began his career with Deloitte & Touche. Blair received a B.S. in Management from Washington & Lee University.