Mr. Hayward serves as a Partner at Independence Equity, a venture capital fund that holds an equity position in 10x Technology. In addition to his work at the Fund, Mr. Hayward is founder/CEO of VentureLab, which advises early-stage companies, and he is co-founder/director of Cornerstone Angels, a private network of angel investors. Previously, Mr. Hayward served as Managing Partner for SCIUS Capital Group and President of entrepreneurial start-up Vcapital. Prior to Vcapital, Mr. Hayward served as international marketing director of Arthur Andersen’s Enterprise Group, a business unit dedicated to middle-market and venture-backed companies.
Mr. Hayward earned a Joint BS/MBA from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. He serves on the Mentor and Entrepreneur-
The founder of 10x Technology, Mr. Robert Pricone, led the team that commercialized micro-prismatic retro-reflective sheeting for high brightness traffic signs, which are now the de-facto standard worldwide. According to Mr. Pricone, “Laurence Hayward has been an asset to the company since its inception in 2005. His insight, acumen, and vision have played a critical role in financing and strategic market development.”
Mr. Hayward added: “10x is a company developing breakthrough technology that is making a positive impact on the world, from products that can improve the safety and cost of drug delivery to products that increase the efficiency of solar systems. I’m honored to serve on their Board.”
About 10x Technology
10x Technology, LLC (“10x”) 10x produces micro- and nano-structured substrates that enable disruptive technologies. Microstructured materials are found in flat panel displays as light guides and brightness enhancing films, multi-billion dollar markets. They increase the efficiency of lighting systems. They cover traffic signage globally. And they are increasingly found in numerous medical devices for drug delivery and diagnostics. 0x’s proprietary technologies provide continuous manufacturing, which enables economically-
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