John Paczkowski

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Every Start-Up Is Somebody in New Mexico

Finding it difficult to land VC money for your new start-up? Here’s a bit of advice: Move to New Mexico or Pittsburgh, where venture funding is just surging.

According to data released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Financial, VC investment in New Mexico is up an astonishing 375% from a decade ago, the number of start-ups up 600 percent. Equally as impressive is Pittsburgh, where VC investment is up 513 percent and the number of start-ups is up 267 percent.


As Mark Heesen, president of the NVCA, notes, New Mexico and Pittsburgh are clearly becoming hotbeds of innovation. “For regions that don’t have a large, indigenous venture investor base, it is important to give outside VCs a reason to visit,” he said in a statement. “These unexpected regions are making venture capitalists stand up and take notice.”

They sure are. New Mexico had three start-ups a decade ago. Now it has 21. 21! With new companies springing up willy-nilly like that, how’s a VC not to stand up and take notice?

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik