Juliane Schulze is Senior Partner at strategic financing consultancy peacefulfish and member of the board of Media Deals, a pan-European investor network being constituted of business angels and early-stage venture capital funds focusing on creative industries and digital media. In 2020, Juliane initiated the initiative create.sustain.invest, aiming at building an ecosystem for creative industry startups offering sustainability solutions and for equity investors interested in responsible innovation. Before she co-founded VRNext which brought together the worlds of XR Content, Technology, Distribution and Finance.
As Executive Advisor with 30 years of experience in the creative industries, Juliane holds an extensive cross-industrial knowledge, specialising in financing and business consulting of technology driven entrepreneurs in the creative industries. As coach and mentor, she supports SMEs in business planning and in investment readiness.
Juliane is guest lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin, Director of Investors Lab Berlin, and chairs EBN’S ‘Cultural, Creative and Digital Special Interest Group’. She is Fellow at the Competence Center Cultural and Creative Industries of the Federal Republic of Germany, Board member of European Women’s Audiovisual Network(EWA) and currently manages for peacefulfish and Media Deals two EU projects focusing on sustainability, Green Screen (Interreg Europe) and CAST (Cosme). She is a frequent speaker, moderator and lecturer at various international festivals and labs, conferences and business summits like Arts+ at the Frankfurt Book Fair, ArtLab Milano, Deutsche Welle Academy, EFM Horizon, Laval Virtual, Sonar +D, re:publica, and many others.