Jackson Walker L.L.P. represented Mercury Fund in its recent investment in Apto, a provider of cloud-based CRM and pipeline tracking software for the commercial real estate industry.

The $1.4 million Series A Preferred round of funding was led by Mercury Fund and announced on Nov. 24, 2014. The new capital will help Apto execute on strong market demand, expand its sales and marketing efforts, and broaden and accelerate product development, Apto said in a press release.

Mercury Fund is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm with over $200 million under management that invests in software and science-based startup opportunities, focusing on technology innovation originating in the U.S. Midcontinent.

Jackson Walker partner Jeff Harder and associate Jeremy Sheng represented Mercury Fund in the successful transaction, which demonstrates the strength of Jackson Walker’s Corporate & Securities practice in representing clients involved in the full spectrum of capital-raising activities.