Julie Meyer keynote speaker

Julie Meyer

Author, Digital Tech Investor, Entrepreneur and founder of Ariadne Capital an Investment firm.


Julie Meyer is an author, a Digital Technology Investor, Entrepreneur and founder of her Investment firm Ariadne Capital. She is an leading investor and entrepreneur digital, high growth, early stage businesses around the world, with a particular focus on European entrepreneurship.


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About Julie Meyer


Julie Meyer is the author of "Welcome to Entrepreneur Country", a Digital Tech Investor, Entrepreneur and an Online Dragon for the BBC's Dragon's Den.

She is also the founder and CEO of her Investment firm Ariadne Capital, founder and Managing Partner of the Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund (ACE) and co-founder of First Tuesday. Her investment firm, Ariadne Capital is a perfect example of her investment philosophy: that of Entrepreneurs backing Entrepreneurs. The 62 founding shareholders are all entrepreneurs and successful business men and women in their own right.

Julie is a leading authority on how the entrepreneurship and digital business models are transforming the world in which we live and has presented to worldwide audiences on matters affecting Board Rooms and Economies. She is an leading investor and entrepreneur in the digital and high growth business areas for early stage businesses around the world and has a particular focus on European entrepreneurship.

As an entrepreneur who has worked alongside some of the world's biggest technology success stories she believes that entrepreneurship and business growth are vital to the future of UK and Europe. She has taken part in government advisory panels and as an American, has been awarded an honorary MBE.

Speaking Style

As a speaker Julie is engaging, enlightening, memorable, educational, thought provoking and at times bitingly funny. Her ability to frame the narrative brings the message through in a way that enables audiences to fully grasp the underlying story. She speaks on a wide range of subjects including The Digital Transformation of Larger Enterprises, Digital Identity Management, Feminine Leadership, Corporate Innovation, Technology, Investment/Funding and Venture Capital.

Julie was referred to by Forbes Magazine saying “The co-founder of FirstTuesday is bringing the spirit of American venture capitalism to Europe's new breed of Internet start-ups”.

She has worked closely with many of the biggest technology entrepreneurs over the past fifteen years and has written the book - Welcome to Entrepreneur Country about how society is re-organising itself. It became a Top 20 Business Book at WHSmith UK and has helped launch an online community of entrepreneurs, investors and corporate partners of the same name to promote entrepreneurship and independent business growth.

In 2011, she was asked to be on the Secretary of State's Entrepreneurs Panel and the Secretary of Health's Innovation Panel. In 2012, Julie was honoured to receive an honorary MBE, for her services to entrepreneurship.

She has launched a successful journalistic career as one of the dragons on the BBCs Dragons' Den online and makes regular media appearances. She is a columnist for the business paper City A.M. and a contributor to The Daily Telegraphs business pages.

Julie has won awards including; The Wall Street Journals 30 Most Influential Women in Europe, the World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow, Ernst & Youngs Entrepreneur of the Year 2000 and INSEADs 50 alumni who changed the world. She was cited as one of the '1000 Most Influential People in London' by the London Evening Standard 2010 and again in 2011 and named one of Computer Weekly's top 50 Most Influential People in UK IT in 2011.

Speaking Topics


  • Women in Business
  • Building Europe.net
  • Corporate Development Roadmaps for the next 5 years
  • Corporate Venturing and Innovation
  • Europe's Growth Story
  • European Market Entry Strategy

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Books By Julie Meyer


Welcome to Entrepreneur Country (2012)

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