Riku Asikainen

Seasoned entrepreneur with strong emphasize on growth investments on small and medium-sized companies.

  • Founder and Managing Partner of Evli Growth Partners
  • Serial entrepreneur and angel investor
  • Founder and investor in nearly 50 companies, 10 of which have been successfully sold
  • EBAN Vice President of the Board, FiBAN Co-Founder, Startup Sauna Accelerator Head Coach, Slush Co-Founder

Being one of the first e-commerce entrepreneurs in Europe, Riku’s entrepreneurial career started already in 1988. Having sold his first company in Finland and second in France, he became one of the first professional angel investors in Finland. In the meantime, Riku has actively participated in building the startup ecosystem of the region through angel networks and Startup Sauna Accelerator.

With 30 years and almost 50 companies of experience, Riku is the go-to guy to help your beautiful company to grow.

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