September 20, 2007: Venture Capital: State of the Industry in New Mexico

September 20, 2007

in Business,Events,Investing

What are the trends? What is getting funded? What’s hot? And what’s not? Join us to learn the insights from some of New Mexico’s most influential Venture Capitalists: Darlene Collins, Managing Director at Psilos Group Managers; Francine Sommer, Special General Partner at Village Ventures; and Tom Stephenson, Managing General Partner at Verge Fund.

Darlene Collins a CVF director since 2007, joined Psilos Group Managers LLC in October 2005. Ms. Collins leverages over twenty years healthcare experience and a national network of government and industry relationships in support of Psilos’ investment activities. Continue reading here.

Francine Sommer, a CVF Director since 2006, is a Special General Partner of Village Ventures Fund II, responsible for investments in New Mexico. Ms. Sommer has over 20 years of experience in the venture capital industry. She is a founder of the predecessor to and is a past President of the Venture Investors Association of NY. Continue reading here.

Tom Stephenson, a CVF Advisor and Director since 1998, is Managing General Partner for “Verge”:, a New Mexico based technology seed fund. Prior to founding Verge in 2003, he was a General Partner for Murphree Venture Partners, managing their New Mexico office. Before returning to New Mexico to join Murphree, Tom served as Director of Education and Research at the Austin Technology Incubator. Continue reading here.

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