Executive’s Desk: Simplify a seed-stage startup fund search

SOURCE: Albuquerque Journal & Finance NM By Bill Hartman/For the Journal PUBLISHED: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:05 am HARTMAN: Offers tips on startup fundingI’m not a venture capitalist, but I’ve headed up several successful technology startups and recently ran an early stage software company that raised almost $2 million in “seed stage” funding. I’m now leading a pre-revenue New Mexico startup raising our first equity-based funding. As anyone who has done this knows, raising startup funding in New Mexico is challenging – partially because…

$1M sought for UNM tech startup seed funding

SOURCE: Albuquerque Journal By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer PUBLISHED: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:05 am Copyright © 2014 Albuquerque Journal The University of New Mexico may be putting more skin in the technology transfer game with a new $1 million fund to invest up to $100,000 in startup companies working to take UNM inventions to market. The UNM Foundation and the directing board of the Science and Technology Corp., which manages UNM’s technology commercialization, agreed to create the fund if regents approve…

Angel Investment Co – Zocere in MedCity News

New Mexico startup looks to bring to market a drug to stop brain injury during stroke March 14, 2014 5:58 am by Deanna Pogorelc of MedCity News One of the most challenging things about the gold standard for stroke treatment, the drug tPA, is that to most effectively prevent long-term brain damage, it has to be given within three hours of stroke onset. A New Mexico drug startup called Zocere isn’t trying to replace tPA, but rather to act as a protector to neurons in…

Angel Investment Co – Zocere names new CSO

Zocere Appoints Zavitz as Chief Scientific Officer Zavitz adds depth to leadership team as company seeks to accelerate development of promising injectable neuroprotectant drug. Albuquerque, N.M., February 11, 2014 – – New Mexico-based pharmaceutical company, Zocere, Inc., has named Kenton H. Zavitz, Ph.D. as its chief scientific officer. Zocere is developing an injectable neuroprotectant drug designed to combat brain injury resulting from stroke and other head trauma such as concussion. Zavitz has more than 15 years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical experience with involvement in all…

Governor Martinez Proposes Angel Tax Credit Expansion

Gov Martinez Angel Tax

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez held a press conference Thursday announcing a series of proposals designed to encourage innovation and investment in technology companies. The most notable of which was a proposed expansion to the New Mexico Angel Tax Credit. The bill, supported by Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert, is aimed to raise the maximum individual investment cap from the current, $100,000 to $250,000 in investments for up to five companies. This raises the overall credit from $750,000 to $2 million. In a press release put out…

Editorial: UNM tech projects get the gift of angel wings

Thanks to all who attended the STC.UNM and New Mexico Angels Technology Showcase. The Albuquerque Journal’s Editorial Board wrote a fantastic piece on the event. AS PUBLISHED BY THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board | Tue, Dec 10, 2013 Fledgling medical and engineering breakthroughs are getting wings that could allow them to take off on a path to commercial success. Four projects developed by University of New Mexico researchers recently received support from New Mexico Angels, investors who pool resources and provide venture…

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We couldn’t do it without Technology Ventures Corporation, period! TVC is celebrating 21 years of fostering ideas, talent, capital and community. In doing so, they have and continue to be the number one sponsor of the New Mexico Angels. They are our partner in identifying innovation and in hosting our Angel Bootcamps. TVC provides much needed services to entrepreneurs and the start-up community, without taking pay or equity from clients. Working to commercialize technologies and create jobs, John Freisinger and his team help entrepreneurs build…

October Member Meetings

Tuesday, October 22 in Santa Fe at the Rio Chama Steakhouse Wednesday, October 23 in Albuquerque at Yanni’s Meetings begin at 5:30pm. Join us to hear investment opportunities for our Angel members and network with the movers and shakers of New Mexico. Presenting companies will be announced 1-week before the meetings. AGENDA: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm Networking 6:20 pm to 6:35 pm Announcements 6:40 pm to 7:10 pm Dinner 7:10 pm to 8:20 pm Company Presentations Dinner is FREE for current Members and Sponsors…

Fewer new companies means fewer VC deals

In a recent article by the Albuquerque Business First, the New Mexico Angels were credited as having kept the venture community abreast of new investment opportunities. The full article can be found below. SOURCE: Albuquerque Business First by Dan Mayfield on October 11, 2013 Entering the fourth quarter, the pace of venture capital investments seems to have slowed. Not many companies this year have announced that they’ve received major influxes of cash from investors. “What we’ve observed is the number of financings has held steady,…

Join us in Tucson at the SW Angel Summit!

We are taking a field trip to Arizona to join the Desert Angels and other regional Angel groups and investors a the 2013 Southwest Angel Summit – the region’s largest gathering of angel investors! Accredited Angel Investors are invited to join us and register online. Fee is $125 for attendance (before Oct 11), additional fees apply for golf, dinners, and lodging. Join your peers and industry leaders to share best practices, hear keynotes and panelists, and participate in roundtables on hot topics for angel investors….

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