11.12.14 Hayward speaks and judges at Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium

Madison, WI — Nov 12, 2014 Cornerstone Founder Larry Hayward spoke and was part of a judging panel at the 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium.

As a judge, Larry evaluated pitches from 18 companies participating in the Elevator Pitch Olympics. Larry was also a speaker at the 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium Panel. The topic of the panel was – Pursuing Investors: What Angels and VCs Need to Hear.

For more information about the event, please use the following link – 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium

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10.27.14 – Cornerstone Portfolio Company Intellihot wins First Prize at Illinois Clean Energy Fund Awards

Northbrook, IL (October 27, 2014) – Intellihot, a Cornerstone portfolio company was awarded the first prize, $400k, at the inaugural Illinois Clean Energy Fund Awards. Intellihot designs and manufactures efficient energy systems for commercial, residential and industrial environments including tankless water heaters for commercial applications and combi space + water heaters for residential applications. It earned the prize and the check after pitching its business plan to a team of judges, made up of energy industry representatives and investors. The Clean Energy Trust, a Chicago-based promoter of clean energy startups, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) sponsored the event. More details can be found at link below –

Chicago Tribune Article on Intellihot

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09.23.14 – Cornerstone Portfolio Company Robinhood closes $13mm Series A

PALO ALTO, Sep. 23, 2014 – Cornerstone Angels portfolio company Robinhood, a stock trading app with zero commissions, has now raised an additional $13 million in Series A funding.

In December 2013, Robinhood raised $3 million from Index Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. The Series A round was joined by financial tech fund Ribbit Capital, StockTwits’ Howard Lindzon, Path founder Dave Morin’s Slow Ventures, Box’s Aaron Levie, Snoop Dogg, Jared Leto, and Nas of Queensbridge Venture Partners brings Robinhood to $16 million in funding.

More details in this article – Robinhood Techcrunch article 

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

Houston, TX — Sep 10, 2014 Cornerstone Co-Founder 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

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

Minneapolis,MN — Sep 10, 2014 Cornerstone Co-founder 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

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

Chicago, IL — Sep 4, 2014 Cornerstone Founder 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

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Recent interview of Michael Gruber about Cornerstone Angels and Angel Investing

Michael Gruber joins Nick Moran of The Full Ratchet to discuss Angel Groups.

You can listen to the full interview at the following link –
Michael Gruber interview on Full Ratchet

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04.20.14 Recent article on Cornerstone portfolio company Eatstreet

Online food ordering company EatStreet looks to be Madison’s answer to GrubHub

Read more: http://host.madison.com/business/online-food-ordering-company-eatstreet-looks-to-be-madison-s/article_1cbd28d9-8153-53dd-9e4b-b3c3b2015cfb.html#ixzz30HjUrG8g

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04.08.14 Cornerstone Portfolio company Eatstreet closes $6mm investment

CHICAGO, Apr. 8, 2014 – Cornerstone Angels and COP portfolio company EatStreet, an online and mobile food ordering service, has now raised an additional $6 million in Series B funding. The round included participation from Series A investors Cornerstone Opportunity Partners, Independence Equity, Great Oaks Venture Capital as well as from CSA Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, and other angels. Please see press release below for more details –

Eatstreet Techcrunch press release

 

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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.

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