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Changes to New Mexico’s angel investment credit proposed to boost innovation

January 23, 2023
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New Mexico Inno, by Jacob Maranda. Published January 20, 2023 Sponsors of a proposed House bill to amend New Mexico’s angel investment credit believe it would spur more early-stage investment in companies throughout the state. If passed and signed into law, House Bill 69 would increase the aggregate cap on angel investment credits in a…

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Don’t Forget About NM Small Businesses

December 12, 2022
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BY JOEL VAN ESSEN / ASSOCIATE, CITY DIFFERENT INVESTMENTS Editor’s Note: Throughout 2022, New Mexico Angels’ members, investors and start-up owners will be writing columns on economic development and startup opportunities in the state. The Angels unite individual investors to pool their resources, providing seed and early-stage capital to startup companies. Momentum is building in…

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NM’s innovators need more industry engagement

November 2, 2022
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BY LISA J. KUUTTILA / PRESIDENT & CHIEF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, UNM RAINFOREST INNOVATIONS UNM Rainforest Innovations has been working with new inventors’ technologies developed at the University of New Mexico since 1995. One of the most important things we do is to work in partnership with startup entrepreneurs. This enables the transfer of UNM…

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Albuquerque clothing company closing in on $1M seed round

October 27, 2022
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New Mexico Inno, By Chris Keller. Published October 25, 2022. It’s safe to say that when Finnegan Shepard arrived in New Mexico to pursue a master of fine arts in fiction at the University of New Mexico, running a clothing company and finalizing a $1 million seed round was not in the plans. But with about $5,000…

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Online Both& creates apparel for transmasculine community

October 27, 2022
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The Santa Fe New Mexican, By Teya Vitu. Published October 25, 2022. Both& is a new online apparel store with clothing specifically designed for the transmasculine and nonbinary community. “We are designing for people assigned female at birth but who identify somewhere on the spectrum of masculine,” Both& founder and CEO Finnegan Shepard said. Shepard…

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New partnership could help New Mexico Angels take local startups to “national prominence”

October 24, 2022
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New Mexico Inno, By Jacob Maranda. Published October 21st, 2022. A partnership announced this month between a national consulting group and New Mexico Angels will increase the Albuquerque-based investment organization’s capacity for helping local startups grow. New Mexico Angels announced on Oct. 4 that it reached a contractual deal with Marion Street Capital. The management consulting firm…

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New Mexico Angels Partners With Marion Street Capital

October 4, 2022
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Los Alamos Daily Post, By Carol Clark. Published October 2nd, 2022. New Mexico Angels, the only New Mexico-based group of individual accredited angel investors focused on investing in early-stage and high growth companies in the Southwest, has forged a partnership with Marion Street Capital, an organization that helps innovative growth companies build lean and scalable…

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Support for start-ups is key to win space race

October 3, 2022
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Support for start-ups is key to win space race Albuquerque Journal, By Casey Deraad / Sponsor, New Mexico Angels; Founder & CEO, New Space New Mexico. Published Oct 1, 2022 Editor’s Note: Throughout 2022, New Mexico Angels’ members, investors and startup owners will be writing columns on economic development and startup opportunities in the state.…

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NM’s Space Industry Opportunity for Growth

September 15, 2022
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NM’s space industry opportunity for growth Albuquerque Journal, By Randy Trask / Member, New Mexico Angels; Executive Director, Q-Station. Published September 12, 2022 Editor’s Note: Throughout 2022, New Mexico Angels’ members, investors and startup owners will be writing columns on economic development and startup opportunities in the state. The Angels unite individual investors to pool…

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Parting Stone Awarded $150K Grant from LEDA

August 23, 2022
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New Mexico Inno, By Chris Keller / Managing Editor. Published August 11, 2022. “Earlier in the day, state and local officials announced the Santa Fe company would receive $150,000 in state Local Economic Development Act incentives while the city of Santa Fe pledged an additional $25,000 in local assistance. Local Economic Development Act incentives —…

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