Living Room Talk on How to Manage a Crisis: One Month On

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Living Room Talk on How to Manage a Crisis: One Month On

April 23, 2020 @ 12:00 - 13:00

We are working hard to offer you more and more online webinars on angel investing and entrepreneurship, in a series we’re calling “Living Room Talks” – as all of us are staying connected from our living rooms.

Check out the recordings of our previous Living Room Talks on the EBAN Vimeo Channel

How to Manage a Crisis: One Month On
In a follow-up to the first Living Room Talk on how angel investors and startups can deal with the COVID-19 crisis, EBAN President Peter Cowley and EBAN Vice President Emeritus Riku Asikainen will look back on how the situation has developed and update their recommendations as needed. Join this one-hour session to hear their latest advice for entrepreneurs working to keep their businesses afloat and for angels who want to support their portfolio companies in these uncertain times.

23 April at 12:00 – 01:00 PM CEST

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Speaker: Peter Cowley

EBAN President

Peter Cowley, a Cambridge university technology graduate, founded and ran over a dozen businesses in technology and property over the last 39 years. He has built up a portfolio of over 70 angel investments with eight good exits (including more that is 107X and returned all invested cash) and twelve failures. He is the President of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), former chair of the Cambridge Business Angels and was UK Angel of the Year 2014. He has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs and is on the board of nine startups.

In 2011, he founded and has since run Martlet: a Corporate Angel, investing (currently £8M) from the balance sheet of Marshall, a £2.5bn revenue Cambridge engineering company. He is a fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School and on the investment committee of the UK Angel Co-fund. He has also had 16 years’ experience as chair, treasurer and trustee of the boards of seven charities.

With his son, Alan, Peter is sharing his and others’ experience and anecdotes in order to educate angels and entrepreneurs via The Invested Investor which publishes two books and 75+ podcasts. Peter is a public speaker on entrepreneurship and angel investing throughout the world.



Speaker: Riku Asikainen

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.


April 23, 2020
12:00 - 13:00
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