Sun Cruces Angels (SCA) is an independent non-profit member-based organization and the only angel investment platform dedicated to the West Texas and Southern New Mexico region.
SCA is located in the West Texas ‘Borderplex’ area, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing regions in the country. The mission of SCA is to provide the necessary resources and capital for the development of local talent and start-ups.
Sun Cruces Angels was founded in 2021 by a group of local investors and community leaders who believe that early stage investments in local startups can spur economic growth in the region. The angel investors at SCA have copious amounts of experience in a variety of different industries and offer their time and mentorship, in addition to capital, to local entrepreneurs to keep the culture of entrepreneurship thriving in the region.
Sun Cruces Angels is located in the West Texas/Southern New Mexico ‘Borderplex’ region. This intersection of two countries and three cities is the seventh largest manufacturing hub in all of North America and houses numerous robust industry clusters in fields such as renewable energy, aerospace, electronics and other technologies. The region is also one of the most important trade points along the US-Mexico border and the 14th largest trading center in the United States. With such a unique and diversified economy, the El Paso-Las Cruces corridor is an attractive location for many start-up businesses. The region is also home to a large network of high-net-worth individuals, family offices and working professionals with great business experience that are seeking investment opportunities in the region itself.
Sun Cruces Angels was created when local investors realized that it was not only taking far too long for entrepreneurs in the region to connect with investors, but that there were also numerous obstacles and impediments preventing burgeoning entrepreneurs from receiving guidance and feedback for basic queries such as whether they had a viable business idea. Instead of ignoring these issues, local angel investors sought to become part of the solution by launching a mechanism for entrepreneurs to seek both funding and mentorship as they look to establish their businesses. Thus, the Sun Cruces Angels investment group was born.
Sun Cruces Angels is a group of angel investors that share a desire to make funding and mentorship more accessible to local talent and businesses in the El Paso-Las Cruces corridor.. Interested entrepreneurs can submit applications for funding and request a meeting for advice and mentorship from SCA. At the same time, SCA provides a structured forum for angel investors to collaboratively source and vet deal opportunities that both provide a potential return to invested capital and build up our regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.