Serial entrepreneur, inside knowledge of digital businesses, web, mobile, cloud services, social media, marketing, crowd sourcing, with his deep roots in startup community and innovation systems in Oulu.
20 years of experience in founding companies and growing businesses, last four years in venture capital, one of the founders of Butterfly Ventures. Participated nearly 100 investment rounds, both as an investor as well as an entrepreneur. Having deep understanding of founder–venture financier co-operation from practical as well as academic perspectives. Most recently, Board Member of Naturvention, Founder and CEO of Tribevine Inc., Founder, CEO and CTO of Helmi Technologies Inc., Founder, CEO and Chairman at Visualway Design Ltd. Was the Board member of Oulu Innovation for four years, as well as, Steering committee member of Global Clusters program, and the Creative Business Management program/University of Oulu, Board member of Media Forum Oulu, and the Chairman of Young Entrepreneurs of Oulu network. Risku is 40 years of age, and he holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Oulu.