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Business Angel Spotlight: Julien Zakoian

The former CMO for Meero and Airbnb exec is an impact investor who wants to help B2C startups develop their branding.

Business Angel Julien Zakoian
Business Angel Julien Zakoian

Current gig: COO & Board Member at Indy, which as the name would suggest, is a platform that helps independents with accounting and other administrative tasks that has raised more than €35 million in venture capital.

Number of investments: 6

Size of investments: €20,000 to €50,000

Previously: A graduate of ESSEC, Zakoian has developed a strong reputation as a brand manager and chief marketing officer. He made his first big mark developing the first e-commerce offering for Monoprix before leaving to join Veepee to oversee its New York City office. He then became CMO for Brainly, the Polish edtech startup which moved its HQ to New York. He was briefly chief revenue officer for Luxury Retreats which was acquired by Airbnb where he spent 2 years as Global Head of Growth Marketing and Sales. He then became the North American CEO and CMO for AI photography startup Meero. He moved back to France in 2021.

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