Helping People, Profit and Planet exist in harmony.

Una Terra was born in 2021 out of a common desire: to make the world a more sustainable place.

Una Terra was born in 2021 out of a common desire: to make the world a more sustainable place.

Our founding partners wanted to find a way for People, Profit and Planet to exist together in harmony – and through their unrivalled experience knew the only way to deliver on this goal was to find and help grow proven sustainable technologies.

Since our inception, and using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a blueprint for our investment strategy, we’ve been helping to create the next generation of industry-leading ESG businesses dedicated to solving the world’s toughest challenges.

FOCUSED STRATEGY+ PASSIONATE PEOPLE + SMART CAPITAL

UNA TERRA VENTURE STUDIO

THE UNA TERRA DIFFERENCE

We’re not afraid to admit we’re brutally commercial. When it comes to the Una Terra Venture Studio, we combine focused strategy with passionate people and smart capital. The result? No green wishing, just green impact.

Using our combined and extensive experience, we work closely with start-ups giving them hands-on support to actively help them scale-up.

MEET THE TEAM

With an unparalleled track-record managing multi-billion dollar portfolios, our expert team is made up of active investors and experienced growth operators – scaling up EU sustainable technologies > 3x MOIC.


OUR FOUNDING PARTNERS

Luca A Zerbini

Luca A. Zerbini

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

STRATEGY | GROWTH | INVESTMENTS

Top Executive at Fortune 100 high-tech corps like HP, HON and AMCR ($10B+ portfolio) and CEO in high-growth PE-backed companies with up to $1.2B sales such as Florida Tile and Fedrigoni.

Board Member in 10+ growth companies ($100 to 500M).

Built Corporate Venturing at Amcor; track record of 20+ VC investments scaling up ESG start-ups with Peak Point VC.

Based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Chiara Covone

Chiara Covone

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

INNOVATION | COACHING | GROWTH

Senior Executive at FTSE100 and Fortune 100 like Philip Morris, Mondelez International and DS Smith ($20B+ portfolio) with strong track record accelerating industry adoption of new technologies, like solving supply chain inefficiencies for the likes of Amazon ($300M+), Nestle and Unilever.

Executive Coach working globally with entrepreneurs and corporate clients including Accenture, Google, Novartis, BP, Lego and Avanade.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Costas Papikonomou

Costas Papikonomou

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

ENTREPRENEURSHIP | INNOVATION | GROWTH

Costas co-founded, grew and sold Happen Group, a global innovation agency acquired by Accenture in 2019, and has launched hundreds of successful consumer FCCG products to market for the likes of Barilla, Reckitt-Benckiser, Barilla, Arla, etc.

He’s also an Amnesty International Innovation Board member and acclaimed author who demystifies innovation reality.

Based in Den Haag, The Netherlands.

OUR TRUSTED PARTNERS

We work with a trusted team of advisors, who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their specialist areas, as well as their far-reaching networks.

MichaelOne BW

Michael Faulkner

Fund Management, Partner, Corporate Services - One Group

Marta Ra BW

Dr. Marta Ra

Women in Sustainable Finance, TedX Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Member of Forbes Business Council

Stephan HCM BW

Stephan Hostettler

Remuneration & Compensation Expert, Governance, Compliance & Risk - HCM International

Marcela Navarro

Marcela Navarro

System change, Sustainability, Financial Services Project X

Fabrice BW

Fabrice Lebecq

C-Suite & boards trusted Advisor, Industrial Practice, Supply Chain & Operation - H&S

Christian

Christian Niedermeier

Asset Management, Operational Excellence, Corporate Governance

Ilaria Russo

Ilaria Russo

Funding – Julius Baer, Oxford

Thorsten Eiglmeier

Thorsten Eiglmeier

Asset Management, ONE, Swiss Alpha, St.Gallen

Lindsay Patrick

Lindsay Patrick

ESG, Royal Bank Canada, Merryl Lynch, Wharto

DavidPascual BW

David M. Pascual

Partner at Studio Investments, Growth Equity and Early Stage. Investor, LP

Kelly

Kelly Millar

Branding Specialist,
PR & Media
KM Transformational Branding

GET IN TOUCH

If you’re looking for more information on investing with Una Terra VC or would like to speak to us about your ESG business, fill out the form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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