"Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world." -Albert Einstein

Equitek is comprised of a team of individuals with deep content and expertise in different fields in order to provide a solid foundation for finding and cultivating the right concepts, technologies and companies. By combining this expertise with a broad multidisciplinary perspective, we are able to "listen to the technology": working with the engineers creating the future but speaking to them in their own language, and becoming part of the technology development process rather than just an observer providing capital.

As a group, Equitek possesses content expertise in the telecommunications, Internet, semiconductor and software sectors, and functional expertise in investment banking, engineering, product development, systems integration and strategic consulting. The management team has experience from a broad range of industry leaders, including the Gilder Group , Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, Gemini Consulting, Cypress Semiconductor and IBM.

The focus of this team is to search out and assess companies developing new concepts and technologies that will shape the next decade. Once they have been found, this team can provide its experience and support to help these companies leverage their concepts and technologies into sustainable commercial success.

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Ken Ehrhart, Equitek Capital Founding Managing Director:
• Former Director of Research with George Gilder of the Gilder Technology Report (a Forbes technology investment periodical focused on companies in the telecoms, IT and semiconductor industries)
• B.A. University of California at Berkeley.

Greg Somer, Equitek Capital Founding Managing Director:
• Former Manager, New Products Planning Group at Cypress Semiconductor
• Former Foreign Exchange Derivative Specialist, J.P. Morgan and BNP
• B.S.E.E. MIT, M.S.E.E. Stanford University

Paul Grim, Equitek Capital Founding Managing Director:

• Former Strategy Managing Consultant, Telecoms and Media Group, Gemini Consulting, and Coopers & Lybrand France
• Former IT specialist, IBM France/CGI
• B.S.M.E. MIT, MBA MIT Sloan

John Gannon, Equitek Capital Founding Managing Director:
• Former Orbit Specialist, General Electric Astro-Space Division (defence telecommunications satellite program)
• Former Risk Manager, derivative products at Merrill Lynch and Barclays Capital
• B.S.A.E. Penn State, MBA University of Chicago