Investing In Innovation
Investing In Innovation. Drew is President of NM Angels a New Mexico-based group of individual accredited angel investors focused on investing in early-stage companies in the Southwest and cultivating an active investment ecosystem.
Drew’s Bio :
Drew is very active with New Mexico start-ups. Most notably with Meow Wolf, serving as their first CFO, a New Mexico B Corp that creates immersive arts experiences to wow. His efforts there, among others, led to raising more than $125 million in investment, purchase of a new headquarters, and growth from 50 people to more than 400. He has also worked with Build with Robots, Electric Playhouse, and Parting Stone.
Consulting has taken him across New Mexico, the U.S., to Native American nations, and more than 40 countries. He has contributed to 100+ business plans and dozens of start-ups to get going. His work has generated over $300 million in investment and 1,000s of jobs.
Investing In Innovation. Previous experience includes a Bluetooth wireless firm, as a lender, and program officer for Grameen Foundation. He began his career as a VISTA and AmeriCorps Team Leader in Oakland, California. Drew values community engagement. He serves on Pueblo of Acoma’s Business Advisory Board, member of the Serve New Mexico Commission. He is a member of the national Social Venture Circle and Lifetime Member of Net Impact.
Drew completed his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He finished his BA, Cum Laude, in History and International Relations from Washington University in St. Louis. In his free time, Drew plays ultimate Frisbee anywhere he can, is learning tennis, hikes to get lost, eats food he doesn’t recognize, and enjoys bad puns more than he should.
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Investing In Innovation
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