equity innovation
We unite technology and science to drive
innovation in private capital markets.
About us
our mission

Mobilizing Capital

We create superior investment products by using state-of-the-art research, data science and technology.

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. In our view, technology investments deserve more modern, agile, and investor friendly solutions. Technology has the potential to solve humanity’s most pressing issues. We exist to promote this cause.

Our growing system of records

Our ambition is to build a unique data and intelligence pool of private capital markets. We want to propel innovation and have a positive impact on society by allowing more people and institutions to participate in the growth of venture capital and private equity.

We use data and statistical methods to generate empirical knowledge through observation and detection of overlooked patterns, by way of experimentation and scientifically rigorous analysis.

We create tools that empower the investors of capital, enhance their workflows and automate key elements of their investment processes with artificial intelligence.

venture capital

With deep industry insights, we started to tackle one of the most challenging asset classes first: Venture Capital.

Despite a lack of track record and brand recognition, it is still often the youngest and most unlikely venture capital investors that produce the greatest returns. So called emerging managers are at the core of our first investment thesis.

We will soon announce our first investments and explain, how our proprietary investment platform helps to create superior outcomes in sourcing, selecting, and managing our portfolio. Stay tuned.

Our findings

Research is the foundational layer of all our activities.

Starting with the latest academic insights, we observe market trends and developments. We occasionally publish our observations and share them with interested parties. Sign up here, if you would like us to keep you posted.

Join us

We are an interdisciplinary team from various educational backgrounds and professional experiences in finance, law, computer and data science. Our firm belief is that only the combination of technology and practical investment experience creates an edge in the dynamic market environment of private capital.

We continuously strive to grow our team. Please have a look at our open positions:
→ Work at equation

get in touch


equation AG / equation Management GmbH
Schellingstr. 45
80799 München


[email protected]

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