Aziz Gilani is a Managing Director at Mercury Fund, where he focuses on investments in enterprise SaaS, Cloud and data science startups. Aziz received his BBA from the University of Texas where he was a TILF Scholar, and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he was an FC Austin Scholar. In addition, Aziz is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program through the Center for Venture Education. Outside of Mercury, Aziz serves in advisory roles for Knight Foundation, the Mayor of Houston’s Tech and Innovation Council, Seed Accelerator Rankings, and SXSW Interactive. He is also an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Aziz has a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business where he was a TILF Scholar and holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management where he was an FC Austin Scholar, Kellogg Board Fellow, and Chairman of the Kellogg Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference.
Aziz is a member of Fellows Class 14, and served his fellowship under mentor Blair Garrou at Mercury Fund.