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Julie Meyer


Entrepreneur & Investment Speaker

Julie Meyer is a leading investor and entrepreneur in digital, high-growth, early-stage businesses around the world and a keynote speaker on Investment and Entrepreneurship.

Julie Meyer is the Managing Partner of the Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund and the Ecosystem Economics Fund.

She has driven many continent-wide initiatives for creating wealth and growth in the European economy. Julie believes that ‘Individual Capitalism’ is the force of the 21st century. She trusts people’s ingenuity to solve the world’s problems at both the macro and micro levels – and to expand prosperity.

It was in 1998 that Julie founded First Tuesday, a network of entrepreneurs that helped spark the internet generation in Europe. After selling the business for $50million Julie set up
Ariadne Capital to create a new model for the financing of entrepreneurship in Europe and the UK.

Ariadne Capital has been backers to many successful companies including Skype, Zopa, Monitise, and others.

Awarded an MBE by the British Government for Services to Entrepreneurship, Julie has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow, one of the TIME Magazine Digital 50, and one of London’s 1000 Most Influential People 2010 & 2011 (Evening Standard).

She is on the Board of Directors of Vestergaard Frandsen, a for-profit humanitarian development firm, and INSEAD, her former business school, which named her one of their 50 Alumni Who Changed the World.

A published author, her first book ‘Welcome to Entrepreneur Country’ was published in June 2012.


Julie is a popular speaker for conferences and events, and covers such subject as –

• Business Management
• Corporate Growth
• Entrepreneurialism
• Investment & Mentoring



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