Managing Partner at Fil Rouge Capital
Julien Coustaury is an entrepreneur, investor, and managing partner at Fil Rouge Capital Venture fund.
He has been an entrepreneur since he was 13 and he has more than 25 years of experience across various industries, much of it at the CEO level. He has worked in more than 80 countries across five continents and participated in over $1.7bn of purchase, sale, and financing transactions.
Julien is no stranger to starting things: in his early career he traveled the world building mobile phone networks literally from the ground up, and as his career progressed he ended up building whole mobile phone companies from scratch.
In recent years he shed the corporate world to allow his entrepreneurial spirit to flourish. As part of the founding team of Double Recall, Julien attended the YCombinator S11 class. He then became an active founder of ABC Accelerator in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and of ABC First Growth, the VC arm of ABC. He became a serial investor in early-stage businesses, and with his partners invested in more than 120 early-stage ventures in the CEE region, and serves on the boards of a number of them.
One of his most impressive recent achievements is Fil Rouge Capital’s latest investment fund bringing the total AuM at Fil Rouge Capital to approx E48M. Fil Rouge Capital’s latest fund is based in Croatia and plans to invest in Regional startups until the end of 2023. This investment will definitely help boost the regional startup ecosystem.
Julien Coustaury is one of the most active and important investors and has been instrumental in the VC’s rise to prominence in the CEE region.