Mike Risman

Managing Partner


Mike is a founder of Vitruvian Partners. As a Managing Partner, he is responsible for managing the firm with particular focus on the Investment Team and Investor Relations. He is co-Chair of the Investment Committee. His 20 year track record includes numerous successful leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions covering all aspects of Technology and Technology-influenced industries in Europe and the US. His focus includes internet-related investments, application software, systems and underlying component technologies. Mike has sat on more than 20 Boards including a number of listed businesses.


Prior to Vitruvian, Mike spent 10 years at Apax Partners where he was a Global Equity Partner and head of Apax’s Information Technology Investment Team in Europe. Previously, he worked for Cap Gemini as a strategy consultant and Jaguar Cars as an engineer. He has an MA in Engineering (Electrical) from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


  1. Consumer Services
  2. Life Sciences & Healthcare
  3. Technology, Telecoms & Internet


  1. UK & Ireland
  2. Nordic
  3. North America