Founder of Ariadne Capital

Born in the US and living in Paris and London for 25 years, Julie is the founder & CEO of Ariadne Capital, Managing Partner of the Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund, founder of Entrepreneur Country and co-founder of First Tuesday.

She sits on the Board of Directors of INSEAD, Vestergaard Frandsen, Medikidz and Clickslide,  and on the Advisory Boards of Group Silverline and Economia. Julie founded Ariadne Capital in 2000 to create a new model of the financing of entrepreneurship with 60 founding entrepreneurs - “Entrepreneurs Backing Entrepreneurs”. Ariadne has backed explosive growth companies like Skype in 2003, Monitise in 2004, and Zopa in 2005. She asked to be on the Secretary of State’s Entrepreneurs Panel. In 2012, Julie was honoured to receive an honorary MBE, for her ‘services to entrepreneurship’.

“A day in Entrepreneur Country”