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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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Fostering entrepreneurship in New Mexico

August 28, 2023
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By Paul Zelizer,  New Mexico Angels As a business coach with 16 years of experience, I have witnessed firsthand the potential for entrepreneurship to transform a state or city’s economic landscape. New Mexico boasts a rich culture of innovation and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, but to truly thrive, there are a number of strategic steps…

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Impact of net working capital in private capital market investments

July 15, 2023
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By Brian Foltyn,  REDW In the first quarter of 2023, the U.S. economy grew more slowly than its pre-pandemic low. The banking crisis affected the stock and bond markets, and the housing market continued to slow from high interest rates. Such macroeconomic factors can affect the private and public capital markets. While the New Mexico…

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