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Equatorius Capital Group

Experience. Passion. Values.

THE IMPACT INNOVATION FUND TEAM
STEFAN PAGACIK
STEFAN.PAGACIK@EQUATORIUSCAPITAL.COM

MANAGING PARTNER

LAURENT ROTROFF
LAURENT.ROTROFF@EQUATORIUSCAPITAL.COM

MANAGING PARTNER

DANIEL RYAN
DANIEL.RYAN@EQUATORIUSCAPITAL.COM

MANAGING PARTNER

STEFAN PAGACIK
Stefan’s background includes business development and channel marketing for Apple and Adobe; he also co-founded an angel investment fund (Bay Angels) where he ran the investment screening committee. He was a mentor at Harvard iLabs and serves as a board member of the New England Impact Investing Initiative. He is also the advisor to the first cohort of Fellowship candidates.
Stefan’s entrepreneurial endeavors include building a marine science accelerator program for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Stefan is also the CEO of AI4Impact, an open architecture platform that enables users to choose the most appropriate applications, impact measures and outcomes and self-learning modules that align with their project, investment or company impact objectives.
The AI4 Engine, using artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, creates a ‘true’ market valuation for financial/investment analysis and reporting requirements. AI4Impact solves a critical need to monetize and price impact and sustainable measures and outcomes for company CFOs and CSOs, investors seeking proof of impact contributions and startups and SMEs who want more accurate company valuations. He holds a BA from Harvard College and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Suffolk University.

LAURENT ROTROFF
Laurent is the CEO of Equatorius and an attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts. She has a background in international law, having worked with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda formed under the United Nations, to which she provided an advisory memorandum on an issue of international law on genocide that was relied upon to convict multiple war criminals and set a precedent for international law on genocide. She has also been involved in dispute resolutions before the World Trade Organization.
Laurent has a background in finance, having worked in the Global Corporate Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she was involved in leveraged capital markets syndication and specialized in international transactions, corporate aircraft deals, energy, healthcare and government transactions. Drawing from her international and business expertise, Laurent formed Equatorius to encourage global connections and facilitate innovation and development in emerging markets.
Equatorius provides collaborative corporate innovation programs that offer access not only to brilliant innovative solutions and superstar startups from around the world, but also access to hidden insights, market epiphanies, lucrative under-explored frontiers and new prospective horizons. Equatorius has produced numerous startup events including the Entrepreneur Summit in Mumbai for startups, investors, thought leaders and dignitaries.

DANIEL RYAN
Mr. Daniel Ryan brings more than 30+ years of International Private Equity Venture Investment, Organizational Development & Management Consulting experience to the group. Daniel Co-Founded and worked as Executive Director of DCS, a Management Consulting & Organizational Development/Investment firm based in Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa for 10+ years focused on innovative SME organizational capacity building-training, skills gap analysis, market research, financial analysis/management, strategic planning, and researching business and equity investment opportunities throughout Africa.
Mr. Ryan is currently Managing Director of an Investment Bank & Private Equity firm based in USA that has completed over 900 investment transactions valued at over $40 billion ($USD); and managed over $1.2 billion of capital for institutional investors (banks, insurance companies and pension funds) before moving into immigration-related private equity investments in 2009.
Daniel holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration-Finance, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development/Corporate Education, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Business Administration-Strategic Management with a dissertation focused on Innovation and Economic Development for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME’s) in Africa. Daniel recently completed Executive Education at The University of Oxford, Said Business School; Oxford, England with focus on Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Finance; Global Business & Post Covid-19 Strategic Planning from The Harvard School of Business, and is currently enrolled at The London School of Economics & Political Science in the condensed MBA Essentials program.

Impact Innovation Fund

SOLUTIONS AND DIFFERENTIATORS

1. Solution

DUE DILIGENCE

Turbo-charged due diligence through penetrative market intelligence combined with exclusive advanced AI technology with AI4Impact’s impact and sustainable measurement analysis, monetizing and reporting technology that provides ‘true’ market valuations.

2. Differentiator

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Corporate partnership opportunities through the Equatorius Corporate Innovation program providing our portfolio companies with global market expansion opportunities, international customer base and acquisition opportunities.

1. Solution

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Strategic partnerships with worldclass incubators, accelerators, advisors and mentors to nurture our portfolio companies and help them flourish optimally.

2. Differentiator

PIPELINE OF OPPORTUNITIES

Rich and replenishing pipeline of opportunities through Equatorius startup and entrepreneurship services, as well as our deep and broad networks throughout India and Sub-Saharan Africa.

1. Solution

IP INSURANCE

Intellectual property insurance opportunities for qualifying businesses to hedge against failure and retain values, advice, resources and capital.

2. Differentiator

FLEXIBLE CAPITAL

Flexible capital structure that allows for a custom tailored approach to the deals with the highest potential for growth.