All industries are affected by digital disruption, and although the speed and rate may vary, it is unavoidable and can ultimately transform entire industries. Applying deep sector expertise and curiosity for innovation is vital in the digital era. EQT’s digital mission is to ensure that EQT and the EQT funds’ portfolio companies are digital leaders in their respective industries, now and in the future.
Leveraging digital technology is a critical element of future-proofing both EQT, as an organization, and the portfolio companies. As part of this, EQT has made significant investments in building its digital capabilities and infrastructure over the past several years.
EQT wants to capture new opportunities and realize the full potential of digital by leveraging talent, technology, data, and ways-of-working to...
EQT’s Motherbrain team is transforming the digital way of thinking within the private equity industry, by leveraging Big Data and Machine Learning to give EQT a unique edge.
Motherbrain started in 2016 as a platform for EQT Ventures to be truly data-driven in finding the best tech start-ups to invest in. As thousands of new start-ups are founded every day, no human can rate them all.
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EQT’s Digital teams comprise multiple competencies that together take ownership of digital maturity and the use of technology across EQT. This ranges from internal operations to how technology is used throughout the investment process.
EQT’s Digital teams also support the portfolio companies withs focus on a firmly-held belief that digitally leading firms are winners today, and will be tomorrow; a belief supported by a growing evidence base. EQT has a holistic and systematic view on digital, as well as the necessary capabilities to evaluate assets and drive digital transformation in the portfolio companies.
Digital Business Development
The Digital Business Development Team provides industry-speciﬁc digital insights and support and is active throughout every stage of an investment, from deal sourcing and due diligence to transformation and exit. EQT’s Digital Framework provides the fund management teams, supported by the Advisory Teams, with a consistent approach and toolbox to support value creation and drive cross-portfolio initiatives, such as within cybersecurity. The team is global with local leadership extended across three active hubs in the Nordics, the DACH region and North America, and is fully embedded within the Advisory Teams. Team members have senior operational leadership experience within digital growth and IT and are responsible for supporting the investment process and portfolio companies, as well as curating a network of best-in-class advisors, consultants and tech vendors across all EQT geographies.
EQT believes in “the art of the possible” and therefore has a customer-centric approach in internalizing the possibilities of technology, as well as practicing what is preached to the EQT funds’ portfolio companies. Today, all of EQT’s mission-critical infrastructure is cloud-based and critical vendors are carefully reviewed according to EQT Policies.
EQT Technology focuses on enabling automation across the organization and next-generation investor services through EQT’s Investor Portal. EQT Technology is responsible for EQT’s proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Motherbrain. The team comprises user experience researchers, software engineers and data scientists working to further enhance Motherbrain’s capabilities and develop further applications for AI across the organization.
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