Founder & General Partner, FYRFLY Venture Partners; Chair, V Foundation
Julie is a General Partner at FYRFLY Venture Partners a seed stage venture firm focused on companies with “data and intelligence” at the core. With over two decades investing in data-driven technologies, she believes the next 5 to 10 years will provide the most transformative opportunities in history. Her firm is one of the first to adopt the Pledge 1% by establishinbg the FYRFLY Foundation with a portion of their carry to give back to the community. The team also supports their founders in their mission-driven pursuits when and if the desire is there. Julie is the Founder and Chairwoman of The V Foundation Wine Celebration, a charity wine auction which has raised over $90M for cancer research and also serves on The V Foundation’s national board which was founded by the legendary Jim 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.