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Equidam helps entrepreneurs compute, understand and negotiate
the value of their business.

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We strive to make valuation immediate and private market information accessible to all entrepreneurs so that they can take informed business decisions, grow faster, and bring even more innovation to the world

Gianluca Valentini

I believe in the liberalization of the capital markets and in increasing transparency of information in the private sector. At Equidam, I am mainly in charge of commercial and promotional activities such as developing our network of partners, advisors, and ambassadors that share our mission. I also supervise the process of customer discovery and assistance. Prior to co-founding Equidam, I worked in my family’s business in the field of accounting and advisory, gaining experience on small businesses, and an entrepreneurial eye. I speak and give workshops at various entrepreneurship events and programs and completed an MSc in Finance & Investments cum Laude from the Rotterdam School of Management.

Daniel Faloppa

I believe in the transformational power that innovation can have on society. At Equidam, I try to bring as much value as possible to the companies that use it, so they can make the right choices, and bring even more innovation to the world.
I am a regular speaker at the Rotterdam School of Management as well as a published author of “The Fintech Book”. I am also a coder since a young age and a passionate designer.
I completed my MSc in Finance from the Rotterdam School of Management cum Laude and took part in the Honours Programme.

Vicent Petrescu

Senior executive with wide experience in everything startup. I was part of startups that failed, a star-up that grew very fast (21 mil in Y3), and in small business in steep decline.  I am a CPA, a CGMA, and a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner.  I am also a dropout: I quit (2012) a PhD program in Management from Aston University – United Kingdom, however I did not quit soon enough so they gave me a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Research and Consultancy. Father of two.

Vesela Yaneva

I am passionate about applying developments in the legal field to empower business growth.
At Equidam, I take care of all legal and administration matters. My work ensures that our customers have access to the most trustworthy and compliant valuation services. At the same time I ensure that our administration and financial operations are carried out in a smooth, detail-oriented and organised manner.
I hold a LLM degree in Tax Law from Maastricht University.

Francesco Contin

I believe in the power of data and in the difference it can make in our everyday lives when properly analysed and explained. I joined Equidam to bring clarity to the private market as a way to fight its inefficiencies caused by lack of information. Previously, I was responsible for data extraction and quality at Porsche Financial Services and worked in All You Need Is Data bringing data science solutions to startups. I hold a MSc degree in Statistics and Mathematics, obtained cum Laude, from the University of Padua, KU Leuven, and RU Groningen.

Giulia Girardi

I believe in challenging the status quo in order to have a positive and meaningful impact on our society. I joined Equidam because it doesn’t passively adopt the rules of the private valuation market, but saw inefficiency and developed a technology to improve them. By working on marketing and growth, I ensure that we continuously go above and beyond to create value for all companies that deal with valuation. After living in Canada, Germany, India and Italy – where I co-founded a startup that failed, I moved to the Netherlands and joined BimBimBikes as COO, right in time to kickoff its growth. I hold a cum laude MSc degree in Marketing Management from Bocconi University.

Lars Krahnstöver

I am always amazed to see how entrepreneurs can turn whole industries upside down and establish solutions nobody had ever thought of before. I joined Equidam to contribute to these incredible changes since I believe that, to achieve great results, each entrepreneur has to fully understand the key value drivers of her/his business. As a financial advisor, I support entrepreneurs with building financial models, but also help them to sharpen their entrepreneurial mindsets and develop a clear business concept by frequently challenging their assumptions. Previously, I worked in the M&A department of EY, in the partner management department of Telefónica and for two consultancy agencies focusing on digital strategy and IT consulting. I graduated cum laude with a MSc in Finance from the University of Amsterdam.

Stefani Bozadzhieva

I am astonished by the impact that the emergence of digital culture and social media has on our society. I believe that nowadays having a strong and inspiring message is key to building an impactful business that will change the industry it operates in. Equidam’s powerful idea, entrepreneurial story, and ambition to disrupt the market is what drew me to the company, where I ensure that our message reaches all startups and entrepreneurial minds in the world. I have previously graduated BSc in International Business Administration and I am currently in the final stage of my MSc in Business Information Management at the Rotterdam School of Management.

Maxime Lejeune

I am energized by the opportunities offered by digital tools combined with a human touch. I joined Equidam as a business analyst, helping entrepreneurs and founders get their financial projections and pitch-decks on point in order to get the most accurate valuation, and, eventually, a successful fundraising round. I worked on consultancy projects for various clients – among which Royal Flora Holland – and I coached and mentored students at the Rotterdam School of Management. I am a Double Degree Honours Student following a MSc in Business Information at the Rotterdam School of Management and in Finance at ESADE.

OUR ADVISORS

DON GINSEL
DON GINSEL
Holland Fintech
LUCA BERCHICCHI
LUCA BERCHICCHI
Rotterdam School of Management
PETER ROOSENBOOM
PETER ROOSENBOOM
Rotterdam School of Management
ALBERTO LUPOI
ALBERTO LUPOI
University of Padova
FRANK PETERS
FRANK PETERS
The Frank Peters Show
MARCO CORAZZA
MARCO CORAZZA
Ca' Foscari Univ. of Venice
JAMES MACKINTOSH
JAMES MACKINTOSH
Common Land
RAYMOND VAN ES
RAYMOND VAN ES
Former AEGON

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