Systematic Ranking Index (ESRI) Top 30

22,153 .43

Historical Performance 

monthly change
March 30, 2020 — April 30, 2020
Learn More


EQUIAM is a non-traditional, systematic VC firm. We use deeply researched, proprietary, data-driven algorithms to make our investment decisions.

Our firm focuses on finding great firms and capturing the high returns associated with these bets, but we are equally invested in bringing world-class portfolio engineering practices to the private markets, mitigating risk and increasing long-term performance. This focus, along with our proven execution capability, allows us to offer our investors diversified portfolios of private firms designed to outperform in even the most challenging environments.

We are deal-structure agnostic, tapping both primary and secondary markets for private firms. We leverage a variety of private and publicly available data streams to create a book of signals that identifies private firms positioned for outperformance. Our visibility on both historical and live price-data, combined with our logic-driven models, allows us to identify and unlock the most attractive entry and exit points for our investors.

Traditional, network-driven, venture investing is ripe for disruption, as increased competition and the need to write larger checks have degraded value-ad. We believe there is space for a new breed of non-traditional capital providers. These players are bringing the same level of rigorous, quantitative analysis that revolutionized the public markets to an otherwise opaque and clubby investment space. Our current data access, combined with the development of more liquid private capital markets allows EQUIAM to be a key disruptor in this space.

The EQUIAM team is uniquely equipped to deploy our novel strategy. We have over 40 years of experience launching and operating investment firms, developing robust quantitative strategies, and executing hundreds of millions of dollars in primary and secondary transactions.

Ultimately, our core mission is to deliver outsized returns by systematizing and modernizing the way people invest in the companies that are modernizing the world.

Investment Methodology

We look at over 10 million unique data points from 2005 to present, including venture capital deal data, financial and trading data on comparable public market companies, alternative data sources for company performance, hiring and cash position, and coincident pricing and flows information, leading to dynamic company level scoring that allows us to simultaneously monitor over 10,000 firms.

  • We limit our universe to companies that have had at least 3 Funding rounds proving market fit, widespread adoption, and robust revenue generation.
  • Then we filter down to ~600 top firms using proprietary metrics of enterprise valuation and health. We rank these firms via the EQUIAM Systematic Ranking (ESR) process, the result of which forms the ESR Index (ESRI).
  • The top 30 ranked firms per the ESRI form the core of the Private Alpha Fund. These firms are dynamically reassessed and rebalanced throughout the life of the fund.
The performance contained above does not reflect the trading of any account advised EQUIAM or the actual trading of client capital. Such performance is hypothetical and was calculated by retroactively applying EQUIAM’s investment strategy. Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain inherent limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not actually been executed, the results may have under- or over-compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that the Fund, or any investor, will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown.
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, and are advised before making an investment decision with respect to the Fund to, review carefully the respective offering documents (including any relevant underlying agreements) and the related subscription documents regarding the 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 an investor's investment decision. The material contained on this website is based upon information EQUIAM believes is reliable. However, EQUIAM does not represent or warrant that it is accurate, complete, and/or up-to-date. EQUIAM does not accept any responsibility to update any opinion, analyses or other information contained in the material. This material is for your general information only and solely to assist you in deciding whether to proceed with a further investigation of the Fund. It is not an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security, which can be made only through the delivery of formal offering document(s) which include, among others, a confidential offering memorandum, limited partnership agreement, subscription agreement, and related subscription documents. Such formal offering documents contain additional information not set forth herein, including information regarding certain risks of investing, which such additional information is material to any decision to invest in the Fund. The information contained herein is based on certain assumptions, hypotheses, estimates, and anticipated outcomes which may or may not be true. decision...  More