Julien is an Operating Partner for Idinvest, a global player in technology investment with offices in Paris, Frankfurt, Shanghai and a presence in Singapore. Idinvest manages approximately €3 Bn in equity investment in technology and has become the largest venture capital firm in continental EU since 2017. Idinvest’s total Assets under Management (AuM) stands at €9 Bn with additional activities in private debt and funds of funds.
In 2018, Idinvest joined forces with Eurazeo to create a European private equity champion and better serve its global corporates clients (EDF, Total, Cisco, Edison, Peugeot etc..) in investing in key technologies worldwide ( US, EU, China, Israel, Asean).
Julien deploys Smart City Fund I in China and Asean region which is focused on the betterment of cities, notably in Asia, through new mobility services and energy technologies, digitalization of industry and real estate, and deeptech (AI, cybersecurity, robotics). The fund was set up in 2016 with fifteen partners, including five Fortune 500 companies (Total, EDF, Allianz, Peugeot, Michelin), two large Singaporean corporates and one sovereign fund (BpiFrance).
Prior to joining Idinvest in 2011, Julien was based in China where he developed and acquired wind, hydro and thermal power projects for EDF Group. Julien holds degrees from La Sorbonne University, Beijing University, ESCP Europe Business School and the French School of Oriental Studies. He is a fluent Mandarin, English, French and Spanish speaker and has working capacity in Japanese.