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EQUIAM Fund III is here

Exclusive access to private growth and late-stage companies
70+ private company investments over past 3 years, 25+ successful exits
Top decile performance, 170% of invested capital returned in 3 years (Fund I)

Current Investments

We have deployed inTO 10 positions
40 position target Fund Size
Nova Labs

Nova Labs is a decentralized wireless network for “internet of things” devices, powered by cryptocurrency. The network is made up of devices called Helium hot spots, gadgets with antennas that can send small amounts of data over long distances using radio frequencies.

https://nova.xyz//
Nova Labs (f.k.a Helium)
Private
Function of Beauty

Function of Beauty makes customizable hair, skin, and body products that are formulated according to personal beauty goals.

https://functionofbeauty.com
Private
OpenSea

OpenSea is a peer-to-peer marketplace for crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens. It includes collectibles, gaming items, and other virtual goods.

https://opensea.io
Private
Opentrons

OpenTrons makes robots for biologists. Their robots automate experiments that would otherwise be done by hand, allowing the scientific community to spend more time pursuing answers to some of the 21st century’s most important questions.

https://opentrons.com/
Private
Sure

Sure is the a insurtech behind the world’s most recognized brands and carriers and offers enterprise SaaS infrastructure and embedded insurance programs. Sure customers leverage its system of APIs to streamline the end-to-end insurance lifecycle resulting in better customer experiences supported by efficient digital operations.

https://sureapp.com/
Private
Uphold

Uphold is a digital wallet and trading platform that makes cryptocurrencies and other assets affordable and accessible for everyone. They provide borderless access to financial services not accessible through banks.

https://uphold.com/
Private
Pinwheel

Pinwheel is the income layer for financial services. By unlocking access to consumer income data, Pinwheel enables financial innovation at scale and helps companies with API-driven direct deposit switching, income and employment verification, earned wage access, and more.

http://pinwheelapi.com
Private
Blockdaemon

Blockdaemon is the largest independent blockchain infrastructure platform connecting institutions and developers to leading networks.

https://blockdaemon.com/
Private
Copper

Copper is banking built for teens and parents. They give teens an easy way to access their money with an app and a debit card.

https://getcopper.com
Private
Jackpocket

The #1 Lottery App. Jackpocket helps you play official state lottery games on your phone.

https://jackpocket.com/
Private
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EQUIAM may, at times, have indirect exposure (i.e., SPV intermediated, etc.) to the above listed names. Read our disclaimer.
About EQUIAM
EQUIAM is a San Francisco based investment firm leveraging data science and proprietary algorithms to provide investors with exposure to a diversified portfolio of 30-40 high ranking VC-backed, private companies.

Our process minimizes human bias and allows unrivaled insights into the private universe. Our model is known as GENIUS, an acronym for Gather Explore Nominate Interrogate Understand Systemize.
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Meet the General Partners

Ziad Makkawi

Founder & CEO
  • 4x Founder (VC, AM, Inv. Banking)
  • $10B+ of Assets Managed
  • $10B+ of Capital Market transactions
  • Ex-JP Morgan Trader
  • MBA NYU Stern; Masters International Affairs Columbia Univ.; B.A. Rice Univ.

John Zic

Partner, Founding Team Member
  • Deep mastery in pattern recognition, statistical analysis, and data science
  • Lead architect of the EQUIAM G.E.N.I.U.S. Model
  • Author, speaker, and leading private market innovator
  • Formerly, 6th non-founder hire at Forge NYSE: FRGE)
  • B.B.A from the University of Notre Dame

The EQUIAM Edge

Systematic, data-driven portfolio selection.

We are guided by our proprietary G.E.N.I.U.S. model
Robust portfolio diversification.

Each strategy has 30+ positions and is curated to minimize sector over-exposure.
Fast capital deployment.

Rapid decision making enables 2-6 transactions/month.
Short fund life.

Our four year fund life is less than half the typical duration of traditional VC funds.

Growth & Late Stage: Lower Risk, Attractive Returns

Growth & late stage investment allows for significant upside potential and reduced risk when compared to seed stage private investments. These companies have proven business models, significant revenue, and clear paths to public or private liquidity.
Based on “The Startup Investment Cycle”, by Credo Venture
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Term Sheet

Fund
EQUIAM Fund III
Fund Size
$150M – $200M | $55M already committed
Sector Focus
Multi-sector
Target Returns
2.7 – 3.5 Net MoIC
(25 – 35% net IRR)
Stage
Series B+
Geography
85% U.S. minimum
Up to 15% International
Fund Life
4 years (+1+1)
Call Down Timeframe
Immediate for commitments < $1M, 6-month call down schedule for $1M+
Fund Auditor
KPMG
Fund Administrator
Maples
Fund Counsel
Dechert
Fund Tax Advisor
Cohn Reznick
Valuation Frequency
Quarterly NAV Strike
U.S. Jurisdiction
Delaware
International Jurisdiction
Cayman Islands
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Target returns are not intended to be actual performance and should not be relied upon as an indication of actual or future performance.