Bringing the world together through innovation

We provide transformational experiences through the power of cross-cultural connections and the exchange of knowledge, opportunities, capital and ideas. Our goal is to maximize the benefits of advancements in science and technology for everyone.  We make connections with a purpose:  facilitating innovation and human advancement around the world.

We match two types of clients:  those with knowledge, resources and business opportunities and those with innovative ideas.

ENTREPRENEURS 

in emerging markets who want to partner with an international corporation, enter new markets, learn how to launch, grow and succeed.

TRAVELERS

with business skills who want to mentor entrepreneurs in emerging markets for a more meaningful — and impactful — travel experience.

CORPORATIONS 

with the ambition and vision to be the disruptors of their own industries by partnering with the game-changers of tomorrow.

The World Is Changing Fast.  Be An Active Participant.

Let’s See What We Can Accomplish Together

Who We Are

At Equatorius, our vision is to create symbiotic relationships between agile and ingenious startups in emerging and frontier emerging markets and established, resource-rich and knowledgeable international companies and professionals.

Our goal is to position Equatorius as a champion of innovation, development, and human ingenuity, and as a catalyst for growth.  It is our core belief that when innovators have access to resources, and when corporations and professionals have access to opportunities, entire industries, and those they serve, benefit. It’s a classic win-win opportunity.

LAURENT ROTROFF
Chief Executive Officer
laurent.rotroff@equatorius.com

Laurent is Equatorius’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. With a background in international law, having worked with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda by providing an advisory memorandum on an issue of international law on genocide that was relied upon by the Tribunal to convict multiple war criminals, as well as in finance (with the Global Corporate Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Laurent moved on to form Equatorius as a means of bringing her international and business expertise together in a way that could encourage global connections and facilitate innovation and development in emerging markets.

STEVEN REINGOLD
Co-Founder
steven.reingold@equatorius.com

Steven is Equatorius’s Co-Founder. Steven is a partner at the 400+ member law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr. Steven is licensed to practice in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and New Hampshire. He handles a broad array of commercial litigation, business bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation matters for clients throughout the United States and internationally. Steven’s litigation experience includes participating as lead counsel or co-counsel in complex commercial and bankruptcy-related disputes resolved through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

MARCO BARBOSA
Chief Technology Officer
marco.barbosa@equatorius.com

Marco is Equatorius’s Chief Technology Officer. Originally from Brazil, Marco moved to the United States to pursue a career in finance as a consultant with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In 2009, Marco traveled to South Africa with the founder of Toms shoes to help further the One for One Movement, which has given over 45 million shoes to children in need all over the globe. Marco then moved on to launch B13 Studio, a creative and innovative web design firm, whereby Marco remains committed to utilizing his skills to make a difference.

ALESSANDRA HORTON
Director of Marketing
a.horton@equatorius.com

Alessandra is Equatorius’s Director of Marketing. With significant experience advising on and managing cross cultural brand strategy, Alessandra has launched innumerable international brands in the United States, and positioned US brands for launch overseas. She has collaborated with colleagues all over the world and knows firsthand what can be accomplished when skills are shared across geographical and cultural divides.

KIRAN REDDY AVUTHU
Managing Director
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Kiran is the Head of Equatorius India and the Executive Director of the Equatorius Entrepreneur Summit. He is also the Founder of Risevertise Media & Helm of Eight, as well as Chapter Director of Startup Grind Mumbai. A law graduate by education, he is a strong proponent of social impact entrepreneurship and is passionate about community building across the startup world.

PUNEET ACHARYA
Managing Director
getset@onyomark.com

Puneet is the Mumbai Chapter Director of Equatorius, as well as the Founder of Onyomark, a tech company designed to bridge the gap between SMEs and experts and provide a platform for collaboration for on-demand projects. While still in college, he co-founded a tech venture where he served as the Chief Marketing Officer and lead the strategic side of the business as well.

AHILYA MEHTA
Business Development
getset@onyomark.com

Ahilya leverages her broad and deep network base to propel Equatorius forward in its objective to make meaningful international business connections. In addition to providing business development support for Equatorius, she is also the President and Chief Marketing Officer of Onyomark, the sister company to Equatorius. She recently graduated from Wellesley College and is now based in San Francisco.

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ELIZABETH D’AGOSTINO
Social Media Intern
info@equatorius.com

Elizabeth possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape, including various social media sites. She’s responsible for contributing to website news feed, monitoring and posting on blogs and social networks, engaging and participating in online outreach and promotion, optimizing our website and conducting keyword analysis.

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ZACHARY TANIMOTO
Content Producer
info@equatorius.com

Zachary is specialized in content creation, communications editorial and operational support for our marketing strategy.

EQUATORIUS IS CREATING AN EVER-EXPANDING CYCLE OF PROSPERITY AROUND THE WORLD.
Our approach is designed to create opportunities, drive development and effectuate meaningful change.

Entrepreneurs provide the engine for innovation and human advancement.  A robust entrepreneurial ecosystem provides jobs, stability and prosperity for local communities — and for the world.  Providing the conditions for the entrepreneurial spirit to thrive is foundational for human progress.

Equatorius matches international corporations, CEOs, business executives, investors and successful entrepreneurs with entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and owners of small to medium enterprises in emerging markets in need of business opportunities, advice, resources and capital.

Make an impact.  Take action.  Start here.

CONTACT US

Please send us a message and we will get in touch as soon as we can.

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