Equiam Closes Second Quantitative Venture Capital Fund


Equiam, a San Francisco, CA-based data-powered, venture capital manager with a mission to democratize venture investing, closed its second private fund, the Equiam Private Alpha Fund, with assets under management of $50m.

The Private Alpha Fund uses the Equiam Systematic Ranking (ESR), which applies a suite of proprietary algorithms to distill approximately 10,000 private companies and 10 million data points into a ranked list of approximately 30 investment targets.

Led by Founder and CEO Ziad Makkawi, Equiam is a data-powered VC manager that has pioneered a quantitative approach to constructing risk-managed portfolios of growth and late-stage private companies. Equiam funds are designed to offer diversified access capital deployment and a shorter path to liquidity than many traditional venture fund investments.

The firm is also adding to investment and operations teams with three new hires

  • Laxus Tat, who has joined as Investment Engineer
  • Samantha Chow, who has joined as a Senior Associate, Operations
  • Shachi Shah, who will join as Director, Strategic Operations.