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Julie Meyer Born Julie Meyer
Residence London Nationality American Occupation Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Investor & business commentator Known for First Tuesday, Ariadne Capital, Dragons' Den (UK)
Julie Meyer is an American-born entrepreneur, investor, business adviser, networking expert, broadcaster and business commentator. She is the founder and Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital and the Managing Partner of Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund (ACE).
Meyer is also one of the two dragons on the BBC’s Dragons' Den online and is a regular columnist for the business paper City A.M. and regularly contributes to The Daily Telegraph’s business pages.
She has won awards including the World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (October 2000) and a place in the Wall Street Journal’s 30 most influential women in Europe. She was also cited as one of INSEAD’s ‘50 alumni who have changed the world’ (2010).
 Early life and education
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 Early career
Meyer spent her early 20’s in Paris from 1988 to 1993 where she taught English. She later worked as a consultant for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 3Com and Hewlett Packard.
 Business ventures
 First Tuesday
In 1998, Meyer started working in London for NewMedia Investors (now Spark Ventures) where she helped advise companies including Lastminute.com, WGSN and Arc Cores to build their teams, raise capital and establish themselves internationally.
In October 1998, together with journalists Nick Denton and John Browning and investment banker Adam Gold, Meyer started organising networking events for new media entrepreneurs and business people on the first Tuesday of every month. It then became known as First Tuesday. Under Meyer's direction, First Tuesday expanded into 17 cities across Europe. The Wall Street Journal (Europe edition) covered the international launch to 17 cities on the 7th of September 1999.
 Ariadne Capital
After Meyer left First Tuesday, she set up Ariadne Capital in August 2000, an investment and advisory firm based on an ‘Entrepreneurs backing Entrepreneurs’ model, providing investment and advisory services to entrepreneurs in the media (broadcasting, publishing, music, gaming, advertising) and the internet (including mobile internet) sectors. Clients that Ariadne backed in the early years include Espotting (now MIVA), Kashya (later sold to EMC) and Skype (later sold to Ebay).
 Entrepreneur Country
Entrepreneur Country (founded by Meyer in 2008) is a network of investors, entrepreneurs, corporate organisations and media partners. The group network congregates bi-annually and also gathers online for information exchange, inspiration and to make connections.
 Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund (ACE)
In September 2009, Meyer announced the first Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund (ACE). She is the managing partner of the fund which will invest in internet and mobile internet companies at the seed stage.
 Media career and other work
 Dragons' Den (online)
In March 2009 Julie Meyer became a dragon on the online version of BBC’s Dragons' Den where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of potential investors known as ‘dragons’. Joining Meyer on the panel is Shaf Rasul, founder of Edinburgh optical storage distributor E-Net Computers and an investor in property and internet companies.
The production shows online video pitches from entrepreneurs and the subsequent interaction between entrepreneurs and panel judges/investors, £50,000 being the maximum amount of money that the judges can individually invest in any one business. The videos are published weekly and audiences can participate by, for example, rating business plans .
 Other media work
Meyer appeared as a business commentator on the BBC (on shows including Newsnight, BBC Breakfast and BBC news online) and CNBC. Also, in addition to her column for City A.M., she has contributed to publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Computing, FT Digital Business and Spectator Business.
 Awards and honours
- INSEAD - 50 Alumni who changed the world
- E&Y – Entrepreneur of the Year (October 2000)
- Wall Street Journal - 30 Most Influential Women in Europe
- World Economic Forum – Global Leader of Tomorrow
- Keynote Speaker at the Women Mean Business Conference and Awards on September 27, 2010
- Was a judge for The Economist Conferences' Innovation Awards 2010
- Julie Meyer was selected to be a member of Vince Cable’s Entrepreneurs’ Forum as part of Global Entrepreneurs’ Week 2010
- Cited as one of the '1000 Most Influential People in London' by the London Evening Standard 2010 
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- ^ "Networking Tools Can put the Customer in charge". Financial Times, Digital Business. http://www.ft.com/technology/digitalbusiness. Retrieved 2006-11-22.
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- ^ "Women's awards date set for late September". Irish Times. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2010/0913/1224278755976.html. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- ^ "Julie Meyer". Economist Conferences – Innovations Summit (Judges). http://www.economistconferences.co.uk/innovation/judges2009. Retrieved 2010.
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- ^ "London's 1000 most influential people 2010: New Media=2010-11-26". London Evening Standard. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard-home/article-23897747-londons-1000-most-influential-people-2010-new-media.do.
 External links
- Ariadne Capital Official website http://www.ariadnecapital.com/
- Cunningham Communications http://www.connectingpointcomm.com/CCI/
- BBC website - Dragons Den: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden/
- City AM website: http://www.cityam.com/ http://www.cityam.com/news-and-analysis/julie-meyer
- Ariadne Capital Founding Investors - http://www.ariadnecapital.com/documents/Ariadne_Founding_Investors.pdf
- BBC News - The dragon’s golden rule - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8052336.stm
- Intellectual Property Office - http://www.ipo.gov.uk/search.htm?words=julie+meyer
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