10.21.14 Independence Equity Management Completes Investment in NuCurrent

The fund completed an investment this week in Chicago, Illinois based NuCurrent. Here is link to the official press release –

NuCurrent Raises $3.48 Million In Series A Funding

09.10.14 – Hayward to have investor office hours at Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum

Houston, TX — Sep 10, 2014 IE Partner Larry Hayward will be participating at the Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum on Thursday, September 11. As part of the program he will also be holding office hours on September 10 from 2:30pm to 5:00pm. All of the events are held at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University at McNair Hall in Houston, Texas.

The Rice Alliance’s 12th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum on September 11, 2014 is the largest energy and clean technology venture capital conference in the southwest.This event represents an opportunity to learn about the latest emerging technologies, meet investors to seek funding, see promising companies, learn about investment opportunities, meet individuals from the energy & clean technology industry, learn about promising companies seeking to expand their management team, as well networking and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professional and business executives. For more details on the event please follow the link. Rice University Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum

09.08.14 – Hayward Appointed to Advisory Committee of Midwest Cleantech Open Innovation Summit

Minneapolis,MN — Sep 10, 2014 IE Partner Larry Hayward has been appointed to the advisory committee of the 2014 Midwest Innovation Summit. The 2014 Midwest Innovation Summit will take place on October 27-28, 2014, at the Depot Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This annual conference, organized by Midwest Cleantech Open and partners, explores how the Midwest is capitalizing on these trends and providing market leadership, and offers insights into new industry developments and upcoming opportunities. Organized by Midwest Cleantech Open and it’s partners, this flagship event convenes professionals interested the segment of the Impact Economy focused scalable solutions that drive natural resource efficiency and/or reduce environmental impact. Summit attendees include:

  • Financial and strategic investors and financial institutions
  • Emerging businesses and large and small corporations
  • Policymakers and sustainability professionals Industry trade organizations Academia

For more details on the event please follow the link. 2014 Midwest Innovation Summit

09.04.14 – Hayward to be Speaker at 2014 New England Venture Summit

Chicago, IL — Sep 4, 2014 IE Partner Larry Hayward will be speaking at the 2014 New England Venture Summit on December 9th 2014.

The 9th annual New England Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers. For more details on the event please follow the link. 2014 New England Venture Summit

04.28.14 Independence Equity Management Completes Investment in Algal Scientific Corporation

The fund completed an investment this week in Northville, Michigan based Algal Scientific Corporation. Here is link to the official press release

Algal Scientific Completes $3 Million Raise for Biotechnology Commercialization

01.15.14 – Hayward nominated to Chairman of the Board of Cee6Cubed

Chicago, IL — Jan 15, 2014 — Laurence K. Hayward is appointed to Chairman of the Board of Cee6Cubed. Chicago-based Cee6Cubed designs and manufactures nano-composite materials and components. The company is commercializing the use of spark plasma sintering (SPS) to produce silicon carbide, tungsten carbide, silicon nitride and novel composite materials. Hayward’s fellow Board members include the company’s founders as well as representatives from Superior Graphite, which has provided graphite and carbon-based solutions to a wide range of markets since 1917. For more information see www.cee6cubed.com.

11.22.13 Hayward Appointed to Board of Cee6Cubed

Chicago, IL — Nov 22, 2013 — Laurence K. Hayward is appointed to the Board of Directors of Cee6Cubed. Chicago-based Cee6Cubed designs and manufactures nano-composite materials and components. The company is commercializing the use of spark plasma sintering (SPS) to produce silicon carbide, tungsten carbide, silicon nitride and novel composite materials. Hayward’s fellow Board members include the company’s founders as well as representatives from Superior Graphite, which has provided graphite and carbon-based solutions to a wide range of markets since 1917. For more information see www.cee6cubed.com.

11.13.13 Recent article on IE portfolio company Eatstreet

Madison start-up EatStreet gobbles up more online restaurant orders. Follow link for article

11.14.13 Hayward Speaks at Angel Resource Institute Event

Chicago, IL — Nov 14, 2013 IE Partner Larry Hayward participated as a speaker at Angel Resource Institute’s Power of Angel Investing Seminar.

For more details on the event please follow the link. Bootcamp: The Power of Angel Investing

11.05.13 Verizon features Hayward on accessing growth capital webinar

Chicago, IL — Nov 5, 2013 Verizon features Laurence Hayward of Independence Equity on accessing growth capital. The free webinar on November 5th, 1pm (CST), is 45 minutes and will cover the following topics:

  • Your best funding options based on your goals and where your business is at
  • The steps to securing capital, and how to manage the process start to finish
  • How to create a realistic timeline, and what to expect along the way
  • What investors look for before funding a small business
  • What documents you need and how to prepare and present a polished package
  • Where to find and connect with potential investors

Registration and further details can be accessed by using the link below.

Register Here