New Variables. Superior Decisions.
We unite technology and science to drive
innovation in private capital markets.
Rooted in Science.
Driven by Data.
Excel spreadsheets, historical records and gut feeling are no longer enough to unlock outstanding returns in private markets. By using our real time analytics platform and automated workflows, equation invests more effectively, minimizing risk while maintaining upside potential.
Founded in 2020 by Mark Schmitz (formerly Partner at VC firm Lakestar) and Professor Reiner Braun (Technical University of Munich), equation aspires to mobilize capital and move it towards meaningful destinations. Our investment processes and criteria are guided by years of research and practical experience.How we solve
Our data driven view allows detection and systematic access to a new investor universe. We invest in outstanding fund managers before they become household names - and before they become inaccessible.
While the surge in private equity markets has increased competition, technology and data science allow for ever more sophisticated investment strategies. Data-driven investing will become the predominant way of capital allocation in the asset class.
Our proprietary analytics platform creates an investment advantage by revealing hidden patterns within private markets. Data is power. Making sense of it can drive returns.
To create and maintain an informational edge, we process an exponentially growing trove of private markets data. On top of this data, we create statistical frameworks that allow us to predict changing dynamics in private markets efficiently.
Our insights are used to create value at various stages of the investment process. They are conveniently embedded into workflows of our investment team.
A new VC agenda for Germany and Europe
A new VC agenda for Germany and Europe - Why we need to mobilize private growth capital and how we can do it
In this study, we highlight the persistent major hurdles hindering access to venture capital, including a lack of private capital from institutional investors, internationally uncompetitive legal frameworks and a lack of opportunities for startup employees and citizens to participate in the value creation of startups and young companies.
This new fund of funds wants to back Europe’s emerging VCs
Sifted: A lot has been made recently of American VC firms coming to Europe to splash their cash. But it’s a new generation of home-grown VCs — some of which don’t even exist yet — that are set to make a bigger splash.
Three reasons why young venture capital firms are often more successful
Handelsblatt: Newcomer funds offer high return opportunities, a new evaluation shows. But interested investors also have to factor in major risks.