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JULIUS BACHMANN

Venture Partner

Julius is a startup coach, venture capital advisor, and musician based in Berlin. He supports entrepreneurs around Europe in questions around organisational development, finance, and fundraising. Prior, Julius worked as a venture capital investor and corporate venture consultant in London and Berlin and served as a VC expert to the European Commission on its Horizon 2020 programme. You can also find him playing the guitar on Berlin's stages and recording studios.

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JULIEN TIZOT

Venture Partner

Julien is a Senior Partner and CIO Europe for Forepont Capital Partners, a life science and biotech VC fund. Julien brings 15 years of experience in the financial market, from investments in early-stage tech-driven asset management companies to heading the alternative investment unit for one of the largest French insurance companies (AG2R La Mondiale). He has worked in France, Switzerland and on both coasts of the US, giving him a deep understanding of the cultural differences and how to bridge them. Julien has an MBA from both London and Columbia Business Schools, as well as an MSc in Finance (USA) and an engineering degree in Statistics (France). Julien is a photography and sports fanatic, having played at the NCAA All American Tennis Championship, and now playing golf courses across the world.

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SHU TSUKUI

Venture Partner

Shu Tsukui previously was in charge of structuring financial products at an investment bank. He has expertise in driving corporate innovation for a large FMCG brand and is well versed in the European startup scene, with experience in early-stage company work/research across Europe. He re-entered graduate school to pursue his passion in science, earning a Ph.D. from Kyoto University in Structural Biology, with additional studies at Oxford University. Shu is a sneaker freak - ask him about sneakers and luxury brand strategy, and you'll be able to talk for hours.

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CHRIS KURDZIEL

Venture Partner

Chris is a Director of Product at Vimeo, where he oversees the OTT product suite. He is deeply passionate about building great products, teams, and companies. Prior to their acquisition by Vimeo, Chris worked with the VHX team to launch several video products.  Before that, he managed new product development for Samsung’s NYC R&D lab, and helped build Shelby.tv, which was acquired by Samsung in 2014 to help build the future of TV. When he’s not working with startups or building products, you can find Chris teaching at Cornell Tech, playing a game of DOTA2, or writing riffs on his guitar. Chris lives in New York with his wife and son.

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