Stockholm, 05 September 2023: Summa Equity (“Summa”) is pleased to welcome Terje Marthinussen as Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”) of Via Summa.
Focused on purpose-driven and thematic investing, Summa’s investment strategy is based on turning challenges into opportunities and accompanying companies in their sustainable growth. As CTO of Via Summa, he will support Summa’s portfolio on tech-related topics and oversee the development of strategic vendor and technology partner relationships.
“The genuine commitment to UN’s SDGs and ability to turn them into an impact-focused investment thesis, greatly influenced my decision to join Summa. It is inspiring to see how the Summa Team has used this foundation to build a PE firm that is both successful and an accelerator for SDGs through its portfolio. I look forward to supporting Summa and the companies in Summa’s portfolio realizing their maximum potentials.”
Terje has been working with tech for several decades, including over 14 years at listed Japanese conglomerate Rakuten, his final position being Group CTO. He also has previous experience working as a developer with Microsoft and VP SRE in Google.
Summa Founder and Managing Partner, Reynir Indahl, comments: “Summa wants to invest in companies achieving continuous sustainable growth whilst outperforming financially. Terje will play a pivotal role in optimizing processes and identifying solutions. We are excited to have Terje on board, as we continue aligning our technology roadmap with our business objectives.”
The Via Summa team is involved throughout the life cycle of every thematic investment as well as supporting the respective boards and management of portfolio companies. Built on three pillars: impact creation, thematic experience and people, Via Summa determines the best routes and frameworks needed to achieve sustainable growth.