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WR Hambrecht+Co was founded by William Hambrecht, who previously founded investment bank Hambrecht & Quist that went public in 1996 and was acquired by Chase Manhattan in 1999. For more than 50 years Hambrecht has specialized in identifying early disruptive companies and helping them grow.

Through more than a decade of collaboration with Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen, WR Hambrecht+Co's investment strategy is based on a disciplined application of Christensen's "Disruption Theory."

Ongoing refinement of this approach resulted in the Market Exaptation Simulation Engine ('MESE®'), an advanced computing and big data platform that has continued to evolve for more than a decade. MESE® provides unique insights into private markets with an ability to pinpoint early disruptive companies around the globe. 

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