Angels, SIC boost NM’s early stage capital

Albuquerque Journal – By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer Published: Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 12:23pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The stars are aligning for New Mexico to launch a lot more startups with a lot more seed and early-stage funding to help get them to market in the next few years, according to participants at the New Mexico Angels annual dinner conference. The Angels’ banquet, held Thursday night at Sandia Golf Club, attracted nearly 100 entrepreneurs, investors and public officials from across the state. Participants…

New Mexico Angels 2016 Annual Meeting

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SOLD OUT – Join us as we recap 2015 and lay out our plans for 2016. We will also hear 2-3 companies pitch and a few of our investment companies will be in attendance to showcase their products and provide updates. EVENT IS NOT IN THE CASINO – It is in the Events Center at the Golf Club, on the east side next door to the Spa. AGENDA 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Networking & Hosted Bar with Showcase Companies 6:30pm – 6:40pm: Announcements 6:40pm – 7:10pm:…

NMA’s 2015 in Review

2015 New Mexico Angels

2015 was a great year for the New Mexico Angels and New Mexico Start-Up Factory II. Here are the highlights: $1.4 million invested in 10 companies 100% of our investment dollars went to New Mexico companies We passed the expansion to the New Mexico Angel Tax Credit We taught Equity 101 & 202 with Regional Development Corp & the Venture Acceleration Fund We host office hours at UNM, NMSU, and Sandia National Labs We hosted DisrupTech at Los Alamos, celebrating their innovations! Thank you to…

STC.UNM and New Mexico Start-Up Factory Selected As Finalists for Excellence in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Finalists in Awards of Excellence Program Represent Exemplary Higher Education-Led Initiatives in Regional Transformation and will Compete at Annual Summit ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – August 3, 2015 – After several months of competition, finalists representing the top economic development initiatives in higher education have been selected as part of the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Awards of Excellence program. Each year, leading initiatives across North America are nominated and evaluated by peers, recognizing innovative approaches to advancing economic prosperity in their respective regions. The UEDA Awards…

ABQ Journal: UNM’s technology transfer reaches record levels

The New Mexico Angels have had a long standing relationship with STC.UNM – the technology transfer and commercialization arm of the University of New Mexico. This partnership brought forth New Mexico Start-Up Factory. Learn more about their story in an article by the Albuquerque Journal. By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer PUBLISHED: Monday, July 27, 2015 at 12:02 am The University of New Mexico’s technology transfer program has come a long way in the past 10 years, earning the university national recognition for its…

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…

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