Rooted in Science.
Driven by Data.
Excel spreadsheets, historical records and gut feeling are not enough to give investors the private market risk, return and liquidity profile they really want. Investors can improve their private markets portfolios using our state-of-the-art analytical tools and streamlined, automated workflows. On top, our investment team helps investors accessing tailor-made financial solutions.
Founded in 2020 by Mark Schmitz (formerly Partner at VC firm Lakestar) and Professor Reiner Braun (Technical University of Munich), equation is contributing to the digital transformation of the venture capital and private equity investment industry. Everything we do is guided by the fusion of our decades of experience in world-class quantitative private markets research and investment execution.How we solve
For our clients, we invest in outstanding fund managers before they become household names - and before they become inaccessible. Our data driven view allows detection and systematic access to a new investor universe.
Technology and data science allow for ever more sophisticated and tailored investment strategies. Data-driven investing will become the predominant way of capital allocation in the asset class.
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 investment teams.
Sifted: VCs love to invest in software companies, but it isn’t every day that they buy them. Yet today, German fund of funds Equation is announcing its acquisition of VC fundraising software startup Betterfront Technologies. Both companies are based in Munich and declined to share details of the acquisition.
equation AG acquires Betterfront Technologies to boost fundraising efficiency and private market secondaries
With the increasing risk of a recessionary market environment, many investors are asking themselves what impact economic cycles have on the private equity industry.