Gregory Bernstein

Venture Lead, Stockholm

Graduating with a B.S. and Commission from the United States Coast Guard Academy, Greg started his career as an afloat officer in the Pacific waters of Central and South America. He then served as the Commanding Officer of a patrol cutter, where he led operations in search and rescue, counter-narcotics, and national defense. After completing five years of service and then going through Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a degree in international politics and business, Greg worked as a foreign policy and economic advisor for a presidential campaign in the US. He was then introduced to EQT through the Wallenberg International Fellowship.

As a ship captain, Greg worked at the intersection of multiple disciplines and had to make decisions in high risk situations with imperfect information, whilst going deep on understanding the technology that was critical to his team’s success. Greg leverages this background and core skill set for his work as an investor.

As a Venture Lead, Gregory focuses on early stage, frontier technology in the US and Europe. As a member of the frontier technology team, he invests in companies that are not only set to reshape entire industries but unlock the next frontier of technological breakthroughs.

Outside of work, you can find Gregory surfing, log canoe sailing, reading, playing all kinds of music, and hanging on his family’s Maryland farm.