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about summit

An Experienced, Growth-Focused Partner

Providing investment capital and resources to power the growth of category-leading companies and the people who lead them.

Our History

Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a leading growth-focused alternative investment firm. We aim to back the best — to partner with the very best executives and companies in our target sectors. Whether as a minority or majority shareholder, we strive to provide resources to help drive profitable growth and build lasting value. We have actively innovated our approach for more than forty years, and we believe the results speak for themselves.

Years of Growth Investing
Target Investment Range

Our Team

With more than 225 professionals operating across five offices, Summit is powered by an exceptional team with deep domain expertise in our target sectors: technology, healthcare & life sciences, and growth products & services. Our team includes experienced investors, seasoned executives and knowledgeable operators. We collaborate closely, sharing insights, ideas, and networks; we take mentorship seriously. We aim to be the very best place to work for the very best people in our industry.

Our Guiding Principles

Committed to Growth

We seek to invest in the best growth companies worldwide, to be a valued and trusted partner to the very best executives, and to deliver strong risk adjusted returns to our investors. This focus on growth extends to our people, to our portfolio companies, and to the teams with whom we partner. We are committed to creating a performance-driven environment purpose-built to generate the best ideas, fuel innovation, and power the professional growth of a diverse employee base both within Summit and across our portfolio companies.


We are honest, straightforward, and accountable. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical and moral conduct.


We are satisfied only when we perform at the highest levels of our industry. In order to do so, our firm must be a meritocracy in which each team member contributes to our success.


We value leadership, initiative, creativity, and courage. We ask of others only what we demand of ourselves.


Like the business leaders with whom we partner, we have a passion for entrepreneurship. We behave like owners, take calculated risks, and work for the best interests of the firm, not the individual.

Human Capital Development

Our success is determined by the quality of our people and the strength of our team. We are responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining the most talented individuals in our industry.


We encourage collaboration and camaraderie among our people.We seek to create an environment in which our colleagues can excel, but not at the expense of others at the firm.

Toughness and Tenacity

We believe that there is no substitute for hard work. No one ever out-hustles us.


We have the privilege to serve the investors who entrust us with their capital and the entrepreneurs who select us as their partner.

Responsible Investing

Our approach to responsible investing ("RI")  is focused on three key areas that we believe are critical components of a growth-focused investment approach: effective corporate governance, proactive risk management and a commitment to human capital development. We believe RI practices lead to stronger, more productive growth of our business and portfolio companies. Our RI program is focused on incorporating each of these principles into our investment and operational processes.

Get in Touch

Interested in finding your place at Summit? Reach out to one of our offices.