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Since co-founding britishairways.com in 1994, Julia has led a series of start ups in the digital and environmental sectors, including Engensa, a leading UK domestic solar installer, and Quiet Revolution, a wind turbine business which designed and built turbines for the Olympic Park.

Following a year at eVentures where she acted as Interim MD for the SoftBank/News Corp B2C portfolio, her interest in early stage disruptive companies also led her to invest a combination of her time and money in a portfolio of sustainable businesses, including Loco2, and most recently Trillion Fund, the UK's leading social crowdfunding platform where she is now CEO.

Julia co-founded the UK Crowdfunding Association in 2012, and has successfully campaigned to make finance more democratic and accessible to regular investors, under the banner #wealthisnotaskillset. She is a member of Innovate 50 in the UK, CF 50 in the States, recently completed a two year Non Executive Director role at Move Your Money and is a fellow of the RSA.

  • Will help with
  • Business development
  • Marketing & PR
  • Raising investment
  • Strategy & planning
  • Philanthropic Interests
  • Environment

Testimonials

Common Cause

Common Cause

Aroon Dougan

For Common Cause is a giving and volunteering site where everyone can donate skills, equipment and money to help underserved entrepreneurs build small businesses, livelihoods and financial independence.

Julia was a great match

She understood the needs of the organisation well and was able to give valuable advice about the areas we need help with.

Entocycle

Entocycle

Keiran Whitaker

We turn waste food into organic insect based animal feed for the agriculture and aquaculture industries.

So valuable, I would say it is invaluable

The friendly, helpful and most important 'open' session is invaluable. It let's you ask the silly and stupid questions without felling silly or stupid.

Playlab London

Playlab London

Simon Fox

Playlab London makes and measures social impact.
We are a design and research agency which solves big problems with playful design.

Great session.

Julia is extremely knowledgeable and clearly a talented businessperson. She is also an absolute delight! 

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