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

10.21.13 Hayward Mentors Impact Engine Class

Chicago, IL — Oct 21, 2013 On October 21, Hayward held office hours at 1871 serving as a volunteer mentor for Impact Engine, an accelerator comprised of companies developing innovative ideas that address today’s societal and environmental challenges.

09.12.13 Hayward is Speaker at Rice University 11th Annual Energy & Clean Tech Venture Forum

Houston, TX — Sep 12, 2013 IE Partner Larry Hayward participated as a Speaker/Panelist at Rice University’s 11th Annual Energy & Clean Tech Venture Forum in Houston.

The purpose of the Venture Forum is to showcase early-stage technology companies. The Venture Forum provides companies with exposure to potential investors, partners, mentors, customers, and other individuals who support the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This annual event is an opportunity for company’s to highlight their promising technology in a venue that last year attracted over 475 venture capitalists, early stage investors, successful entrepreneurs, and other business leaders. For more details on the event please follow the link. Rice University 11th Annual Energy & Clean Tech Venture Forum

07.29.13 Hayward to speak at EFactor’s Keynote on Angel Investing

Chicago, IL — July 29, 2013 Independence Equity Partner Larry Hayward will be speaking at Efactor’s Angel Investing Keynote Panel to be held in downtown Chicago on August 21.

Larry will be among a group of Angel Investors and CEOs/Founders who will speak about Angel  Investing. For more details on the event and future Efactor events please follow the link. Efactor Presents : Angel Investing

EFactor, the world’s largest entrepreneurial community, provides resources that every small business owner needs: funding, knowledge, gain revenue and save cost. At EFactor, entrepreneurs exchange ideas with experts, receive exclusive discounts on business tools, interact with potential partners or clients, and discover funding for their startups.

06.05.13 Hayward Joins Board of EcoMyths Alliance

Chicago, IL — June 5, 2013 — Independence Equity Partner Larry Hayward has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for EcoMyths Alliance. EcoMyths Alliance is a not for profit organization whose mission is to make it easy and enjoyable for people to improve their environment by providing relevant, actionable information about the environment. To do this, they call upon an all-star alliance of experts from some of the most respected nature institutions around to provide people with just the facts.