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Julie Meyer        

Founder & CEO of Entrepeneur Country and Ariadne Capital

Julie Meyer is a world-famous speaker with a wealth of global audiences who have been inspired to innovate, transform and engage with technological evolution after listening to her empowering story and passionate lessons about investing, technology, leadership, economics and the digital age.

Julie is a leading investor and entrepreneur in digital, high-growth, early stage businesses. She has driven many initiatives for creating wealth and growth in the European economy and trusts people's ingenuity to both solve the world's problems and to expand prosperity through corporate digital transformation. To that end, in 1998 Julie founded First Tuesday, the network of entrepreneurs which many credit for igniting the internet generation in Europe.

First Tuesday was sold in July 2000 for $50 million in cash and shares after which Julie founded Ariadne Capital to create a new model for the financing of entrepreneurship in Europe and the UK: that of "Entrepreneurs Backing Entrepreneurs". Bringing together 62 leading entrepreneurs and business builders who became core shareholders, Julie also started an Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund and promoted, worldwide, the model of ‘Ecosystem Economics™’. Julie is a world expert in advising large corporates, family businesses and high net worth investors on how to engage and interact with the vast, global, entrepreneurial networks she helped to amass. She is also the Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Country.

In its first 13 years, Ariadne Capital has backed at least seven explosive growth companies, including Skype, Monitise, BeatThatQuote, Espotting, SpinVox, Zopa and SoundOut. Julie was personally involved with the development of these companies and uses her experience in this evolving market to enthuse, encourage, caution and engage the entrepreneurs and leading businessmen of today. On the basis of this outstanding track record, Julie has been awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) by the British Government for Services to Entrepreneurship.

Moreover, Julie is one of the world’s leading businesswomen (one of INSEAD's Top 50 Alumni, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow, one of TIME Magazine’s Digital 50, WIRED's 100, London's 1000 Most Influential People 2010 & 2011 (Evening Standard) and in the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Europe in the Wall Street Journal, Europe. She speaks worldwide on the nature of leadership in the Feminine Age and is on the board of Directors at Vestergaard Frandsen, INSEAD (her business school) and Medikidz, which educates children about health problems through child-friendly media.

Julie’s first book ‘Welcome to Entrepreneur Country’ was published in June 2012.

Speech Topics

  • Economic Growth
  • Health Tech
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investment
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Digital Strategy

  • Why Ecosystem Economics is the Winning Investment Strategy

  • How Entrepreneurs Backing Entrepreneurs is Transforming the Global Investment Scene
  • What is the Gold Standard in the Financing of Entrepreneurship


Julie Meyer and Entrepreneur Country: A Breakthrough in Big Picture Business, Economics and General Systems Thinking

Julie Meyer is the highly visionary and multi-talented founder of www.entrepreneurcountry.com which is an innovative and exciting global discovery platform for digital companies, providing them with vast networking opportunities and access to crucial top-level industry information.


CEO of Ariadne Capital, and former dotcom entrepreneur, Julie Meyer talks about her route from entrepreneur to investor, and the nature of the entrepreneurial beast

Dinner with Julie Meyer in Entrepreneur Country!

Another successful evening was had at our last Internet Leaders Dinner at the lovely Elysée Restaurant with the even lovelier Julie Meyer.

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