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My View: Priscilla Dakin, Angel investors help N.M. companies grow

June 4, 2024
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The ecosystem of New Mexico is such that all work collaboratively to ensure local and regional investment to the benefit of individuals, organizations and institutions. I moved here from another part of the country where a larger population and deeper pockets help to ensure the future. The smaller population in New Mexico, with fewer financial…

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Growing the local investor pie: new angel club

March 18, 2024
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By Drew Tulchin -For the Journal New Mexico’s economy is booming, especially for early-stage and high-growth local companies. Our startup ecosystem is solid. There are exciting announcements weekly of investment rounds closed, new customers signed up, senior hires made and partnerships established. Thanks to the many great organizations working daily with the mutual goal of…

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New Mexico Angel Tax Credit has proven successful

January 17, 2024
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By John Rice for the Journal The New Mexico Angel Tax Credit is a thing proven by experience to work in New Mexico — a fact that we should all celebrate. Read on and light up those Matanza fires. Formulated and led by former Rep. Jane Powdrell-Cuthbert, the New Mexico Angel Tax Credit passed into…

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What do you think of when you hear the word startup?

December 4, 2023
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By Shelly Barratt for the Journal When startups grow and succeed everybody wins. Our communities are strengthened when a robust business ecosystem with cooperation and competition creates jobs and informs our educational systems. Many of our local startups collaborate with community colleges, universities and business incubators, often creating homegrown inventors, founders and entrepreneurs. These companies…

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Innovating NM’s Startups: A Call for Collaboration and Change

November 27, 2023
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By Angelica Maestas for the Journal New Mexico is on the brink of a transformative era in its business ecosystem. However, to truly harness this potential, we must address some critical challenges and embrace key principles that will shape our future. Organizations like NM Angels have, and will continue to be, instrumental in this journey, but…

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Startups need Product-Market Fit, Go-to-Market Optimization

November 20, 2023
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BY CLARK BLOOM FOR THE JOURNAL Moving from the Silicon Valley to Santa Fe over a year ago, New Mexico’s captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage are what I had in mind. However, I was excited to learn New Mexico is also quietly emerging as a hotspot for innovative startups and highgrowth companies. Among the many factors…

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Outside Investment puts New Mexico on a Roll

November 20, 2023
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By David J. Perez FOR THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN Over the last year we have witnessed impressive accomplishments on the economic development front for New Mexico. Local startups and large companies from outside the state are making investments, building companies and creating jobs in our state. As board chair of the New Mexico Angels…

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An Insurance Perspective on Startups and Business Growth

November 14, 2023
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BY ERIN KIRK FOR THE JOURNAL The world of insurance is intricately woven into the realms of risk, stability and future potential. As stewards of protection, insurance companies gauge not just present liabilities but also future opportunities. It’s in this spirit of foresight and stability that the flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem of New Mexico presents itself…

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Richardson played key role in NM commercial space industry

November 6, 2023
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By Brian Barnett,  Solstar Space Company I am proud of the long space industry heritage that New Mexico has, but everyone may not be aware it all began almost a century ago. Robert Goddard, who is credited with creating and building the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket, moved to Roswell in 1930 to test his revolutionary…

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From the Angels: Here’s a list of startup resources in New Mexico

September 20, 2023
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By Hall T. Martin Startups are important to the New Mexico economy, as they create jobs and grow wealth. Startups engage entrepreneurship and innovation, which fosters the entrepreneur ecosystem which attracts more startups and investment. Startups in New Mexico can find a number of resources from the state, county, and cities as well as the…

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