Julie has spent over 20 years in technology industry as both an investor and operator. She is the Founder of two venture firms in the seed stage arena achieving top percentile returns.
Julie has a strong background in investments in SaaS, internet infrastructure and digital media. Julie’s network into the sports, media and technology worlds have proven real accelerators for entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders of her initiatives. Julie has led and syndicated investment rounds for start-ups, helped drive corner stone business development deals and was instrumental in attracting key talent for the fund’s portfolio companies.
Julie was the founder of Constantin Partners, also a seed stage investment fund. She was also the Director of the Internet Initiative for PFI, a telecommunications start-up which built fiber optic networks in 14 cities. Julie is on the board of several of the fund’s portfolio companies such as Tango Card, Pley, Kanjoya, Alpine Replay, Feed.fm and an advisor to MassRelevance (Spreadfast), OrderGroove, Onor and SALT.
Julie is the Founder and Chair of The V Foundation Wine Celebration, a charity wine auction which has raised almost $70M for cancer research. Julie also serves on the national board of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, an organization that was started by Jimmy Valvano and ESPN in 1993.
Julie holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management also from The Wharton School.