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Accíon New Mexico-Arizona-Colorado is an award-winning nonprofit organization that invests in the community's most important asset - human potential. They increase access to business credit, make loans and provide training to help emerging and existing entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

International Venture Fund/Invencor focuses on technology, preferring co-investment opportunities. They favor seed and early stage ventures and are typically one of the first venture investors in a company. Initial investment amount varies.

ITU Ventures finds, develops, and exits technology businesses. Typically these are companies that have emerged from research universities or institutions.

Mesa Capital Partners is an early-stage private equity firm with offices in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Colorado. They invest in high–potential small businesses in industries and geographic areas underserved by other capital providers.

New Mexico Community Capital provides equity capital and business growth services to qualifying businesses throughout New Mexico, particularly in under-invested areas.

New Mexico MainStreet Program is a grassroots economic development program that assists communities in revitalizing their traditional commercial neighborhoods. A division of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, MainStreet works throughout New Mexico to help affiliated downtown organizations create an economically viable business environment while preserving local cultural and historic resources. They have several loan and grant programs available.

Sun Mountain Capital manages a $60 million state investment fund. They look for co-investment opportunities and do not have an industry focus. They prefer early stage or start up ventures or those in expansion. Initial investment amount ranges from $300,000 to $10 million. 

Verge focuses on technology in New Mexico, preferring seed stage ventures. Initial investment amount ranges from $100,000 to $750,000.

Village Ventures focuses on opportunities in emerging domestic geographies in consumer media and retail, healthcare, and financial services. They prefer seed and early stage ventures. Initial investment amount ranges from $500,000 to $1.5 million. 

Wesst is a nonprofit organization providing quality entrepreneurial services throughout the state of New Mexico. Whether you need a small business start-up loan to finance your dream or advice about marketing or managing your small business, WESST can help.


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Carlsbad Department of Development
400-2 Cascades Ave. Suite 201
• Carlsbad, NM 88220
Ph: (575) 887-6562 • Fax: (575) 885-0818
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