Richard Rikoski
Democracy Investments
Speaker at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2024

Richard Rikoski, PhD, is the Chief Economist and co-founder of Democracy Investments, an asset management firm developing investment strategies to advance democracy globally. Dr. Rikoski is also a leading data scientist with more than 25 years of experience developing probabilistic algorithms.  He is the CEO and Chief Scientist of Hadal, a marine robotics company, which he co-founded in 2009.  Dr. Rikoski currently holds 30 issued US patents. Rick received a PhD in Marine Robotics and an S.M. in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.