ECG | AboutEquatorius Capital Group
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 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.