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Managing Partner at Peakview Capital
Erik Lassila is Managing Partner of Peakview Capital, heading US investments and operations.
Erik has been a venture capitalist and fund of funds manager for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining Peakview Capital, he invested in early and growth stage technology companies based in Silicon Valley with VC firms Mayfield Fund, Charter Ventures and Clearstone Venture Partners. He was a general partner in funds totaling $540 million of committed capital with personal IRR above 30%.
Erik then lived and invested in China for 6 years where he co-founded the USD investment practice for Share Capital Partners, a growth capital firm based in Shenzhen. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese. Prior to his venture career, Erik held operating roles with Texas Instruments and Motorola and earned a BS Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Erik’s long-term experience and relationships in Silicon Valley VC combined with his understanding of China’s language and business culture provide a unique perspective for cross-border investment management.