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.
Today, a number of potential investments, identified with Motherbrain and assessed by EQT Ventures, have grown into potential investments for EQT Growth, creating an extension to the rest of the EQT platform.
Motherbrain supports the tracking of company life-cycles rather than deal life-cycles, ending at a fund’s exit. By visualizing and making the data accessible, building on a common corporate memory and collectively trained algorithms, Motherbrain creates structural competitive advantages enabling EQT to make faster and more substantiated decisions.
EQT Ventures has been tracking dealmaking in Motherbrain since 2016, capturing thousands of assessments and leveraging the platform for EQT Growth. With Ventures and Growth as trailblazers, all EQT Private Equity Advisory Professionals were onboarded to Motherbrain in 2020 and have commenced replacing their traditional tools with capabilities in Motherbrain to handle continuous deal flow work in EQT’s proprietary platform.
EQT Ventures’ investment thesis is proven with nine investments fully sourced by Motherbrain. These include Peakon, AnyDesk, CodeSandbox, Griffin, Handshake, WarDucks, Standard Cognition, Netlify and Anyfin. All of these are companies that would not have been identified without Motherbrain. For many of the investments, it is still early days, but for the earliest ones, there is proven successful growth and value creation.
Market Analysis and Monitoring
EQT’s has sophisticated technology to use in the similarity models. Motherbrain provides multiple tools for analyzing peers and competitors as well as sourcing add-ons and analyzing markets for M&A opportunities.
Expert and Talent Sourcing
Motherbrain combines external data points with company data and 140,000 unique connections uploaded by EQT employees.
Metrics and True Benchmarking
Motherbrain’s most successful effort to capture metrics is the automated note parser. Through this functionality, EQT captures crucial metrics without changing users’ behavior.
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