MEMBER SPOTLIGHT, JULIEN MEYER
Julien Meyer, Managing Director NorthStar Venture Partners
Julien Meyer is not just a valuable to the Venture X community, but his company, NorthStar Venture Partners, is a valuable business for our Downtown Orlando location as well. Many different types of professionals make their way to Venture X, and businesses like Julien’s that are in their early stages find that our welcoming atmosphere, flexible services, and collaborative spaces can really help them boost their growth. Read on to learn a little bit more about Julien and his business. If it reminds you at all of your own career, maybe you should look into working from a Venture X co-working space yourself.
About NorthStar Venture Partners
Julien’s business is in its early stages. A venture capital/private equity group, they focus on improving the ways entrepreneurs interface with investors. For instance, they have a division that works to invest in and buy out early-stage companies, as well as an advisory division that helps entrepreneurs with tasks like pitch decks and M&A transactions.
In Julien’s own words: “I’m a career entrepreneur and after my last technology venture, I realized that there are plenty of holes in the venture capital community that need to be fixed... Our goal is to make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital, buy other businesses and sell their current venture.”
The Best Parts of the Job
The best part of NorthStar Venture Partners to Julien is that they’re able to work with entrepreneurs who are on the brink of burning out. He explains: “Many entrepreneurs today are faced with dealing with a “startup culture” that is rather toxic and full of egomaniacs… We love helping these entrepreneurs successfully navigate financing or sales transactions and seeing fresh life breathed into their spirit.”
Incidentally, that’s something that Julien has in common with Venture X. We’re also passionate about helping entrepreneurs network and develop a strong culture of their own. In Julien’s case, he understands exactly what is at stake when a startup fails.
Julien wants to help startups succeed because he’s experienced failure himself:
“Shutting a company down, losing investor money and having to fire some of your best friends is a terrible experience; something I wouldn’t wish even on my worst enemy. I thank God all the time for the good friends and family who were there to support me through those times. Most of my “friends” disappeared when the money disappeared so I believe that all entrepreneurs really need to build a strong support system and network of real friends, family and other entrepreneurs who can support you during those times.”
How Venture X Fits In
Venture X is a valuable part of NorthStar Venture Partners because of the collaborative environment, caring staff, and useful services help keep their workflow right on track.
Julien attests: “Venture X is awesome! It has the perfect balance of a modern co-working space married with a professional setting. We feel proud to bring people to our office and always get compliments on the space. Furthermore, the staff treats us like family and we feel a real sense of community coming into the office every day!”
Do these services sound like they’d be useful in your business? Whether you’re a freelancer, part of a startup, or run a large corporate team, Venture X has gorgeous facilities with high-end amenities that make it a pleasure to come to work. We take real pride in being a small part of companies like NorthStar Venture Partners, and we’re thrilled that we’ve played a small part in Julien’s rise in the business world. Contact us today to schedule a tour at a Venture X location near you!
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