We believe New Mexico can reach its full potential
What We Do
At Verge, we believe that New Mexico can reach its full potential.
We bring together the best entrepreneurs — as investors, founders, managers and advisors — to develop world class companies in NM.
We leverage the $5B in research dollars spent here every year.
We live here. We’ve been successful here. We know how to get things done here.
New Mexico is a global powerhouse when it comes to technological development. We have been for years. We’ve got the smartest scientific and engineering minds in the world at our national research labs, tier-1 research universities, and military research facilities spending more than $5 billion in research and development each year.
Our vision is to build an innovation-led economy in New Mexico.
Who We Are
The Principals of the Verge team have a combined 100+ years of experience in and working with entrepreneurial companies in New Mexico. Everyone on the Verge Team is passionate about building companies that have a dramatic impact on the state of New Mexico. We're here because this is what we love to do.
Bill is a serial entrepreneur, starting his first business as a freshman in High School, organizing road races like the Duke City Marathon.
Larry is passionate about helping individuals, businesses and communities prosper so that they can continue to grow themselves and help the state of New Mexico.
Ron J. McPhee
From startups to market-leading global brands, Ron is one of the Southwest’s most successful healthcare technology entrepreneurs.
Thomas J. Stephenson
Managing General Partner
The longest-tenured professional venture capitalist in New Mexico, Tom has been investing in and growing New Mexico businesses since 1997
Director of Finance
Chris is a CPA and has served as the independent auditor of numerous venture capital and private equity funds. Chris manages the accounting and audit functions of Verge and coordinates investor relations.
Entrepreneur in Residence
David was co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Santa Fe-based Strategic Analytics Inc. until its sale to Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK). David was Managing
Director at McLagan Partners and a financial analyst in M&A at Morgan Stanley.
Founding Partner and Special Advisor
Ray was one of the founding partners of Verge, and serves as a General Partner for the firm’s first two funds. He has served as the Dean of the Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management at UNM and was the Founding Director of the University of New Mexico Technology Innovation Center, from which Amtech and Semiconductor Bridge Technologies were founded.
Paul founded InnovASIC, growing the company to $5M in revenue and raising $7.5M in venture capital financial during a period of industry contraction. Paul was an engineer with NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory and