Verge only invests in regional southwestern companies, but places priority on New Mexico companies. Investments are made in the seed or first round, and active involvement in the company is the norm. Verge will make later-stage investments only in follow-on rounds of existing portfolio companies as their business models are validated and the risk factors… Continue reading Verge Fund
NMCC invests in New Mexico companies that can deliver market-rate returns while creating social and economic improvement in the regions where they operate. Investment comes with operational expertise that helps the companies create additional value. NMCC targets investment focused on basic human needs: water, energy, food/agriculture and health.
The Catalyst Fund is a $20 million fund-of-funds created to increase seed and early-stage investment in New Mexico. As a fund-of-funds the Catalyst Fund will invest in existing and emerging portfolio funds. These portfolio funds in-turn will raise a matching $20 million in private equity making 40$ million available for investment in local startups. The… Continue reading New Mexico Catalyst Fund
Flywheel Ventures leverages its investment team’s technology expertise and entrepreneurial experience to fuel the commercialization of globally-recognized R&D and science assets around the world. The Fund’s investment strategy focuses on matching managerial talent with innovative technologies and attractive global market opportunities, and then supporting these ventures with the hands-on, operational assistance of Flywheel’s investment professionals.
ELCDC is a nonprofit organization licensed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to administer the SBA 504 Loan Program. SBA 504 provides growing small businesses with financing for expansion activities including: plant, property, and equipment purchases; undergoing new construction; renovating or improving sites; and paying interest on interim financing and any soft costs essential to expansion… Continue reading Enchantment Land Certified Development Company (ELCDC)
The New Mexico Start-Up Factory, an initiative of the New Mexico Angels, takes SBIR-funded technologies to market by licensing and developing the intellectual property, and finds the right people to commercialize it and lead the company. They create strategic plans and partnerships for new ventures and support high-tech companies that are ready for funding. The New Mexico Start-Up Factory… Continue reading New Mexico Start-Up Factory
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program urges small businesses to participate in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the objective of commercialization. The program is competitive and requires an application, which can be awarded a monetary prize for the purpose of conducting the research outlined in the application.
Investment focus: high tech technology/hard science (patent/IP based): robotics, photonics, telecom, optics, automotive, clean energy, sensor technology, high-tech health, nanotechnology, chemicals, and advanced materials. Cottonwood is focused on strong patents and does not invest in software or apps.