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

Analytics

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.

Informational Edge

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.

Task efficiency

Our insights are used to create value at various stages of the investment process. They are conveniently embedded into workflows of our investment team.

article - September 1, 2022
This new fund of funds wants to back Europe’s emerging VCs

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.

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article - May 24, 2022
Three reasons why young venture capital firms are often more successful

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.

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article - March 21, 2022
Want to Outperform in VC? Don’t Invest in Alumni.

Want to Outperform in VC? Don’t Invest in Alumni.

institutionalinvestor.com: Research shows that endowments’ investments in companies founded by alumni and professors have fewer successful exits than ventures without connections.

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