Wake Up Motivated with VIZZIA Technologies

Wake up Motivated New Mexico Angel investment company, VIZZIA Technologies was recently featured in the Santa Fe Reporter on how they stay motivated! CEO Andrew Halasz says electronic sensors can help hospitals run better. Charlotte Martinez As a graduate of the University of New Mexico’s mechanical engineering program, Andrew Halasz relocated VIZZIA Technologies from Atlanta to Santa Fe last year, with the intent of improving state hospitals and developing sensor technology labs for future engineers. Working with 20-some other employees from outside New Mexico, Halasz…

ABQ Journal: Angel Tax Credits Can Boost NM Startups

Keeping angel investment dollars in the State of New Mexico will have a big impact, not just for angels, but for the start-ups that will grow here. In a story put out this morning by the Albuquerque Journal, Kevin Robinson-Avila explains the benefits of the new tax credit expansion and the expected outcomes it will have on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Mexico. Albuquerque Journal – Business: Angel Tax Credits can boost NM Startups Kevin Robinson-Avila, Published on Monday, June 29, 2015. A major expansion…

ABQ Journal: Gov Martinez Signs Tax Incentive Legislation

Albuquerque Journal  |  Dan Boyd  |  Monday, June 15 “New Mexico will offer beefed-up tax incentives to investors, high-tech employers and corporations with in-state headquarters, after Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law Monday a revamped tax package that appeared doomed just weeks ago. The second-term Republican governor said the legislation, approved by lawmakers during a single-day special session last week, will bolster the state’s economic competitiveness and employment levels. “It provides us with additional tools to help us compete for new jobs, new inventions and…

Gov. Martinez Signs Angel Tax Credit Extensions

Governor Martinez Signs New Mexico Angel Tax Credit

So what does the Angels Tax Credit Expansion bill do? Extends the angel tax credit sunset until 2025 Increases the total yearly amount of credit available to all investors to $2,000,000 per year from $750,000 per year. Increases the total amount an individual investor can claim each year from $25,000 per year to $62,500 per year. Increase the number of credits an individual investors can claim from two (2) to five (5) per year. Increases the time the credit can be carried forward from three…

NM Angels bucking, leading national trends (ABF)

Article published by Albuquerque Business First – April 28, 2015 by Dan Mayfield, Reporter “New Mexico’s angel investors are seeing many of the same things that the rest of the country is seeing. But not everything. The recently released Halo Report by the Angel Resource Institute said that, nationally in 2014, deal sizes and valuations went up for the year. Not so much in New Mexico, however, said John Chavez, president of the New Mexico Angels. “It’s about the same” as last year in New Mexico, Chavez…

NMA Welcomes Village Capital to ABQ & Partners to Help Water Start-Ups

NMWatVC

Join us for Coffee on Friday, May 1: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/village-capital-meet-greet-with-ross-baird-executive-director-tickets-16755058832 The New Mexico Angels are thrilled to welcome Village Capital to Albuquerque. NMA’s VP of Business Development, Dorian Rader will be assisting the program with Village Capital’s John O’Sullivan in bringing their Water Technology accelerator program to the city this summer and fall. During three, four-day workshops over the course of three months, 12 selected seed/start-up ventures will experience VilCap’s award winning curriculum to help them scale their business and become investment ready. Upon completion of the…

Chavez Featured in Albuquerque the Magazine

John Chavez Albuquerque the Magazine

What will John Chavez say after a few beers? Tom from Albuquerque the Magazine wanted to find out in the March Issue of the publication. In the article Tom and John discuss what an Angel Investor is, how they work and if it’s worth the return. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Tom: When you’re looking for a company in which to invest, what do you look for?” “Chavez: You’re trying to find those really cool things that have a market need, but there are…

EcoPesticides Closes Series A Round

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150120005207/en/EcoPesticides-Closes-Series#.VL7kP0fF-LU ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EcoPesticides International, a New Mexico-based startup company developing “green” biologic pesticides with proprietary, performance-enhancing encapsulation technology, has announced the completion of its $400,000 Series A Round of funding. As part of its initial investment round, EcoPesticides secured funding from the New Mexico Startup Factory, an affiliate of the New Mexico Angels; the New Mexico Angels; the University of New Mexico Co-Investment Fund; and a private venture firm based in Nevada. The funds will advance EcoPesticides’ technology, support operations and secure research/development partners….

NMBF: Aqua Access ships first wave of orders

New Mexico Business First, Dan Mayfield “After three years, Rodney Herrington is finally on the go with his h2go water purifier. Just before the end of the year, his company, Aqua Access, received and shipped its first fully packaged water purifiers, which he invented in Albuquerque. “Now that we have a product, it’s marketing and distribution, and now we have to populate warehouses,” he said. He said he’ll need even more capital to do that. So far, he’s raised several hundred thousand dollars through angel…

Sponsor Spotlight: Arrowhead Center

NMSU Arrowhead Center Sponsor

Meet Our Newest Sponsor: The Arrowhead Center @ NMSU We are proud to announce our new sponsor and partner, the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University! Arrowhead was created by NMSU to be an engine for sustainable economic development, by leveraging innovation, and converting ideas into marketable technologies. The Arrowhead Center also encompasses the Office of Intellectual Property for the University to protect, manage, and commercialize the creative products that of result from research performed there. We are thrilled to be working with them and to have them…

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