Consumer & Retail /

2020 turnover


No. of employees


Acquisition date

June 2021


Fund V

Totême was founded in 2014 by Elin Kling and Karl Lindman. From the studio in Stockholm, the label creates ready-to-wear, shoes, bags and accessories. Totême explores the appeal of a modern uniform through distinct design cues, meticulous craftsmanship and methodic repetition. Pieces are subtly refined and tweaked over time for a well-curated wardrobe that transcends trends and has a significant share of recurring styles across seasons. Totême employs a digital-first and direct-to-consumer business model which is mixed with selected online retailers, department stores. With a strong emphasis on local context and the physical space, the label completes their digital presence with a growing number of physical Totême stores.

Why we believe in Totême:

  • Totême has built a strong brand equity globally in the affordable luxury segment and has the potential to become an established global luxury fashion house
  • Totême is a digital native brand with a majority of sales online, of which a significant share direct-to-consumer
  • Significant growth opportunities from geographic expansion and entry into adjacent products


Johanna Andersson


Elin Kling

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Karl Lindman

Co-Founder and Brand Director

Investment Advisory Team

Stefan Linder

Jens Browaldh

Karl Svenningsson