Invest in a diversified portfolio of the top U.S. venture-backed private tech companies

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EQUIAM employs programmatic strategies to guide its asset allocation processes and leverages key strategic partnerships to ensure efficient deployment of capital

EQUIAM is led by a veteran team of asset management, venture, and technology professionals with decades of collective experience. Meet the team

Ziad Makkawi

Ziad Makkawi

Founder & CEO EQUIAM

30+ years of experience building and running Asset Management & Private Equity firms and Investment Banks.

John Zic

John Zic

Head of Business Operations

Former Director of Business Operations at Forge (f.k.a. Equidate), where he facilitated $400M+ in private secondary transactions.

Sohail Prasad

Sohail Prasad

Executive Committee

Co-Founder and President at Forge (f.k.a. Equidate); Founding partner at S2 Capital.

Najam Kidwai

Najam Kidwai

Executive Committee

Entrepreneur, investor and advisor at 23&Me, Boxed, Forge (f.k.a. Equidate), TechSync, and Mio Global.

Strategic Partnership with

EQUIAM has strategically partnered with Forge, the stock market for private companies. Forge has executed $1B+ in transaction volume over the past year and maintains a $2B+ active order book.

Forge gives EQUIAM a competitive edge in execution

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Tap into a massive network

Forge has transacted with thousands of individuals and institutions accross the world, in dozens of companies via secondary transactions.

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Access more companies

Forge employs flexible transaction structures that enable access to more companies than its competitors.

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Execute confidently

Forge has a deep, and ever growing, knowledge base of company specific information that brings transparency and confidence in execution to a previously opaque market.

Why Invest in Private Technology

Companies are now staying private even longer, and this trend is continuing.

Multiple While Private vs. Multiple While Public

While 90s tech startups grew 100x post-IPO, that public multiple is now < 10x.

Private multiple

from Series A to IPO

Public multiple
There is a recent trend that more and more of company's growth happens when it is private
There is a recent trend that more and more of company's growth happens when it is private
IPO Year

Late Stage: Lower Risk & Attractive Returns

Late stage, pre-IPO investment allows for significant upside potential and minimized risk when compared to seed and growth stage private investments. Pre-IPO companies have proven business models, significant revenue, and clear paths to public or private liquidity.

Private company
Private company
Angels, Seed Investors
Value Creation
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VC's, M&A
VC's, M&A, Strategic Alliances
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Seed Stage

  • Concept driven global idea
  • Need capital to grow
  • Valuations are based on top-level opportunity
  • Binary outcomes

Growth Stage

  • Proven business models
  • Accelerating KPIs
  • Valuations based on core financial metrics
  • High risk, high returns

Late Stage

  • Highly recognizable business
  • Valuation driven by visbility of near term IPO
  • “Winner takes all” phenomenon comes into play

Based on “The Startup Investment Cycle”, by Credo Venture

Fund Characteristics

The fund will initially mirror the Enhanced Private Tech30 Index 1. The fund will pursue a buy & hold strategy with quarterly rebalancing and cash distributions upon liquidity events (e.g., IPO, Acquisition, etc.) for the underlying component companies.

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On a best-efforts basis.
Results based on buy & hold strategy with periodic cash return upon exit. If company is still private, an implied exit date of October 31st 2018 was used. All results are calculated after management fees have been assessed.

Indicative Allocation

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Our next fund is launching in Q4. Get notified!

* Available to accredited investors

Private investments are not appropriate for all investors. This asset class involves a high degree of risk, volatility and illiquidity, beyond that associated with traditional asset classes. Investors should consider private investments a supplement, comprising a modest portion of an overall investment strategy. Investors are solely responsible for are advised before making an investment decision with respect to the Tech30 Fund to review carefully the respective offering documents (including any relevant underlying agreements), and the related subscription documents regarding the Tech30 Fund and are responsible for performing such due diligence as deemed appropriate, including consulting their own legal, tax, ERISA, and financial advisers. Any information provided by EQUIAM and its affiliates should not form the primary basis of the investment decision. This material is based upon information EQUIAM believes is reliable. 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Charts, tables and graphs contained in this website are not intended to be used to assist the reader in determining which securities to buy or sell or when to buy or sell securities. Return targets or objectives, if any, are used for measurement or comparison purposes and only as a guideline for prospective investors to evaluate a particular investment program’s investment strategies and accompanying information. Targeted returns reflect subjective determinations by the Investment Manager based on a variety of factors, including, among others, internal modeling, investment strategy, prior performance of similar products (if any), volatility measures, risk tolerance and market conditions. Performance may fluctuate, especially over short periods. Targeted returns should be evaluated over the time period indicated and not over shorter periods. Targeted returns are not intended to be actual performance and should not be relied upon as an indication of actual or future performance. In this website, performance results are shown net of all fees and expenses (such as transaction costs, management, performance, administrative and any other fees and expenses applicable to the Fund) and may reflect the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. Statements made herein that are not attributed to a third party source reflect the views and opinions of EQUIAM. No representation is made that any investor will or is likely to achieve results comparable to those shown or will make any profit or will be able to avoid incurring substantial losses. The past performance of EQUIAM, its principals, partners, or employees, or any of the securities referred to herein is not indicative of future returns. The performance reflected herein with respect to the Enhanced Private Tech30 Index and the performance for the Tech30 Fund and any given investor may differ due to various factors including, without limitation, the timing of subscriptions as well as changes in market conditions. Investment returns will fluctuate and may be volatile, especially over short time horizons. The Tech30 Fund’s investment strategy involves investments for which no public market exists. Little public information exists about many of these investments, and the Tech30 Fund will be required to rely on its diligence efforts to obtain adequate information to evaluate the potential risks and returns involved in these investments. Therefore, the greater risk that the Tech30 Fund may invest on the basis of incomplete or inaccurate information may adversely affect the Tech30 Fund’s investment performance, which could impact both initial and ultimate valuations. This could subject the Tech30 Fund to greater risk than investments in established publicly-traded companies or businesses and negatively affect the Tech30 Fund’s investment returns. There is no assurance that the Tech30 Fund’s diligence efforts will result in an investment being successful. There is no guarantee that EQUIAM will be successful in achieving the Fund’s investment objectives. An investment in the Tech30 Fund contains risks, including the risk of complete loss. The performance reflected herein is estimated, is based on incomplete information and is subject to change. Actual results, when available, may differ. While the indices presented herein are not perfect measures of performance, they have the advantages of being relatively well known and reflect with reasonable accuracy the experience investors have with financial markets. Given the nature and number of securities comprising these indices, the Tech30 Fund should be considered a more volatile and risky investment. There is no guaranty that at any time the securities held by the Tech30 Fund will be securities that comprise all or part of any of these indices. Furthermore, indexes are unmanaged, do not incur management fees, costs, and expenses, and cannot be invested in directly. The returns for the Tech30 Fund have not yet been audited and may change as a result of audit. Any financial benchmarks or indices shown are unmanaged, assume reinvestment of income and do not reflect the impact of any management or performance fees. The instruments traded by the Tech30 Fund are not limited to the instruments comprising any index. There are limitations in using financial indices for comparison purposes for the foregoing and because such indices may have different volatility, diversification, credit and other material characteristics (such as number or type of instrument or security). Any trademarks or business names in this website are included solely for informational purposes and, in certain cases, as examples of companies in the asset class in which the Tech30 Fund may invest, and any such trademarks and business names are owned by their respective trademark owners. While the companies represented by such trademarks and business names may be invested in by the Tech30 Fund, there is no guarantee that such companies will be invested in by the Tech30 Fund.