Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Investor Search Extends Reach.(Final)

Byline: Aaron Baca Journal Staff Writer

Symposium Puts 18 Firms on Display

Six months ago, Kimihiko Iwamura never figured he would spend a few days in Albuquerque looking for business prospects.

Six months ago, Albuquerque may as well have been on the moon.

But Iwamura, because of conversations he has had with Technology Venture Corp.'s new office near the Lawrence-Livermore national laboratory in California, boarded a plane this week to attend TVC's annual Equity Capital Symposium on Wednesday and Thursday at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Downtown.

"This is completely new to me," Iwamura said after watching presentations by 18 companies trying to persuade people like Iwamura, venture capitalists, into investing in their businesses. …

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