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
• Investment & Mentoring
“We are most grateful for to you for sparing your time to participate in the conference and for giving such an interesting and thought-provoking address.”
— Mark Gough – Head of Editorial, Financial Times
“Julie’s book [Welcome to Entrepreneur Country] has changed so much of the way I think about things…thank YOU…..your citation ‘think big, start small, act fast’ on the back of your book is what I’ve realised defines the 30% Club journey – I didn’t appreciate that at the time, but now it all makes sense that’s how things have ‘happened’ with that project, way exceeding other ventures I’ve been involved with.”
— Helena Morrisey, CEO of Newton Asset Management
“For too long, we British have been a bit sniffy about entrepreneurialism, regarding individual capitalism as something rather vulgar. Well, personal enterprise and innovation among small companies is the only dynamic that will propel us into a prosperous future. Whether at First Tuesday, Ariadne Capital or through Entrepreneur Country, Julie Meyer has long been a charismatic champion of entrepreneurialism in Britain. She’s shown us the way through her own endeavours and by broadcasting the achievements of others. Julie knows – Britain’s got entrepreneurial talent. She’s a superstar.”
— Matthew Rock, Co-founder & Communications Director, Caspian Publishing
“On behalf of Crimson, I wanted to thank you so much for your contribution to the Startups Awards – not only as a judge but as an award presenter on the afternoon. All the winners’ interviews show you what your judging decisions meant to the winners. Quite touching! We were delighted that you could take part and hope you enjoyed the afternoon. Looking forward to hopefully involving you in our events in the future.”
— Heather Olhausen – Events Manager, Crimson Business