Riku Asikainen is an entrepreneur, angel investor and growth hacker. He started his first company while in high school, and sold it as Finland’s leading internet bookstore fifteen years later. Since then he has been a founder, active investor, and board member in more than 35 companies. Riku has had several nice upswings, ten exits and one IPO, but is still looking for his first billion dollars.
Riku Asikainen was one of the co-founders and chairman of FIBAN (Finnish Business Angel Network) which has been awarded Europe’s best business angel network in 2013 by EBAN. He is a proud co-founder of Startup-foundation, the organization behind both SLUSH, Europe’s biggest tech conference and Startup sauna, a leading incubator program for the region in which Riku currently serves as Head Coach.
Riku Asikainen graduated from Aalto University School of Business (M.Sc, Helsinki) and was nominated as the Alumni of the year 2014.