Birger Steen


As a Partner at Summa Equity, I work with the investment team to pursue investments that solve global challenges. My primary focus is with our Technology-enabled Transformation team, where I drive deal sourcing efforts and portfolio company oversight and value creation.

My current portfolio company engagements are as Board Chair at Pagero, where we are building an open, global and data-centric network to radically improve how transactions flow between the world’s 150 million companies, and Myneva, which is building a pan-European SaaS-based care technology platform with the aim of improving the quality and availability of elderly, social, disabled and youth care as our societies deal with accelerating demographic change.

I am passionate about Summa and our portfolio companies’ opportunity to create superior returns in both financial and social terms. I am particularly optimistic about how more intelligent use of existing technology in companies across virtually all sectors can help make positive and negative externalities visible and allow investors, consumers, and regulators to value truly good businesses appropriately.

Before joining Summa Equity in September 2019, I spent 25+ years in leadership roles in TMT companies across Europe and the US. In addition to my work at Summa, I serve on the boards of Nordic Semiconductor ASA (chair), Nordea Bank Abp (chair of Board Operations and Sustainability Committee), and PragmatIC Semiconductor. I studied computer science at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Russian language at the Defense School of Intelligence and Security, and finance at INSEAD.