NM Angels Kick Some More UNM Technology Tires

The STC.UNM & New Mexico Angels Technology Showcase was bigger than ever! When we started this event 4 years ago, we didn’t have any start-up companies to showcase. This year we had six! That’s companies created from UNM technology, based in New Mexico, creating jobs here at home. Big thanks to the Kevin Robinson-Avila for covering the event, his article is reprinted below. SOURCE: Albuquerque Journal By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer | Thu, Dec 5, 2013 The University of New Mexico appealed to…

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…

Featured Sponsor: Technology Ventures Corporation

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….

NMA Welcomes New Sponsor & Deal Attorney

The New Mexico Angels is thrilled to welcome Candice Owens and The Owens Law Firm PC of Santa Fe, NM to our group. Ms. Owens has involved in a number of our deals in the past, but has just recently opened up her own firm dedicated completely to the creation, development, growth and expansion of solo, small, emerging, and start up companies, businesses and investors.  Additionally, the company is a sponsor of our educational seminars in which they speak about company formation and corporate structure….

NMA to Sponsor and Judge Tech Talent Showcase

As part of the ABQ Tech Fiesta, UNM is hosting the Tech Talent Showcase and calling for entries to highlight innovation at the University on September 12, 2013 from 3pm-7:30pm Participants will be judged on three categories: 1. Creativity/Innovation 2. Poster Presentation 3. Potential Impact/Commercialization First prize is $300! Judges include NMA’s President, John Chavez, Lisa Atkins of the Bioscience Center, and Bill Bice of Verge Fund, just to name a few! For more information visit techfiestabq.com

NMA Invests in Aqua Research’s H2gO Purifier

In April, Aqua Research presented to the New Mexico Angels for investment in their H2gO Purifier. The H2gO Purifier is a handheld, personal water purification device for individuals, families, and small groups that uses a state-of-the-art process called electrolysis to convert brine into a sterilizing solution. H2gO is effective, economical, and easy to use. It is virtually free to operate, requiring only common salt to make the brine. The device can be charged via USB or the integral solar panel, with each full charge providing around…

Response to new SEC Angel Rules

There has been a lot of discussion recently on the new SEC rules regarding angel investing. The Angel Capital Association issued a press release Monday discussing the new rules, which in a nutshell, require companies seeking angel investment to ensure that their investors are accredited – possibly requiring the divulgence of personal financial information. Their full Press Release can be found online at: http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/data/File/pdf/Release-New_SEC_Rules_Could_Kill_Angel_Investing_Final.pdf NMA’s President, John Chavez weighed in on the issue today with Albuquerque Business First’s, Dan Mayfield. “There are so many unknowns,”…

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