Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Mexico Angels: Receiving an angel investment for your company

Innovators' Forum
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Hot Rocks Second Floor Conference Room
Los Alamos, NM

John J. Chavez is the President of the New Mexico Angels. Since Mr. Chavez has become President, the New Mexico Angels have seen an increase of over 100% in investment in new companies. Additionally, the New Mexico Angels are leading investment deals instead of following the VC's into the deals. Lastly, Mr. Chavez has created the New Mexico Angels technology showcase forums which allows the New Mexico Angels technology partners, LANL, Sandia and UNM, to showcase technology available for licensing to New Mexico Angel members and guests.

John J. Chavez is the also the President of Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, a nationwide business development consulting firm. Mr. Chavez has been an active angel investor since 2003. Prior to creating Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, Mr. Chavez was appointed by New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson as the Cabinet Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department. Mr. Chavez served as Cabinet Secretary for six years and as the President of the Federation of Taxation Administrators for one year.

Mr. Chavez received the following degrees from New Mexico State University.
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Art in Economics
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

What is Innovators' Forum?
Entrepreneurs are the critical force behind innovation and new wealth creation in tech-based economies. Our mission is to provide innovators with a networking opportunity and fresh
insights into the world of start-ups, spin-offs and the management of small technology businesses.

RSVP contact
This event is free so bring your lunch and cookies and drinks will be provided. Register by contacting Kim Sherwood at 505-665-1305, or

Innovators' Forum is sponsored by the Northern New Mexico Connect, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Technology Transfer Division and LANL Community Programs Office.