Chairman & Partner, Verge Fund
Prior to co-founding Verge Fund in the Spring of 2003, Mr. Stephenson had been a General Partner of various funds of Murphree Venture Partners. He joined Murphree Venture Partners in 1997 to open their New Mexico office after serving as the Director of Education and Research for the Austin Technology Incubator. At ATI, he prepared entrepreneurs for raising angel and venture capital, evaluated businesses for entry into the incubator and provided business consulting to ATI companies.
Prior to receiving his M.B.A. in Information Management and Technology Transfer from the University of Texas at Austin, Stephenson was a member of the science department faculty at his prep school alma mater, the Albuquerque Academy, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While completing his B.A. in Physics at Rice University, he worked as a technical aide at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Stephenson represents Verge Fund on the Board of Directors of Altaview, Altela, Metaphor, Nanocrystal, and Wellkeeper. He also serves on several non-profit Boards of Directors, including the New Mexico Technology Council (formerly NMITSA); the New Mexico Venture Capital Association; the Coronado Ventures Forum; and the Association for Commerce and Industry. He is a graduate of the 2000 class of Leadership New Mexico.