VC  Independence Equity

     Office Locations:

2100 Sanders Road, Suite 170
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-739-0100
Fax: 224-723-5071



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Independence Equity is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in companies commercializing technologies that improve resource utilization. Resource utilization technologies reduce input costs such as raw materials, energy and labor, improve yield in production processes, or decrease waste or scrap. The fund will initially invest between $500K and $1M with the objective of holding capital in reserve for follow-on investments. Independence Equity looks to invest nationally, with a particular interest in companies located in regions currently underserved by venture capital.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Donald Sackman Managing Partner
    Laurence Hayward Investment Partner
    Michael Gruber Investment Partner
    Michael McCullough Administrative Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      10x Technology
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      Algal Scientific
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      Autonomic Materials
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