Thierry Baujard is the founder of the pan-European investment network Media Deals, which focuses on cross-border investments in the mediatech sector. He is also CEO of peacefulfish, a financing consultancy firm specialized in the creative industries.
Thierry has 20+ years of experience in the communications and entertainment industries. After graduating in Paris he worked in London as a business consultant for entertainment companies and telecom operators, then in France and Germany in business development for Vivendi, and then for ARTE – the Franco-German TV station – in Strasbourg. Thierry then completed an MBA at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and at UCLA in Los Angeles, where he specialized in film financing and e-commerce. In 2012, he graduated from the European Executive Programme of the Ecole National d’Administration (ENA) in France.
For Media Deals, Thierry is in charge of developing the investment network across Europe and managing the network’s Investment Forums, which regularly bring mediatech companies and investors together for pitching sessions. With regard to this, he supports the network’s investors in identifying investment opportunities and in carrying out due diligence with a focus on cross-border transactions and exit strategies.
He was also the project director of Media Deals’ EU project ImMediaTe, which examined financial mechanisms for digital media between five European clusters (Barcelona, Rome, Malta, Paris, and Amsterdam) and is now the director of the new DG Connect project European Investor Gate (EIG). Thierry has also been developing different creative industries funds for the film, music, and video games sectors. He is a regular speaker at conferences and summits on content and technology as well as an expert for the European Commission on regulations for investment in the digital sector.
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As Executive Advisor with more than 25 years of experience in the creative industries, Juliane Schulze, 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 getting ready for investment. As trainer and moderator she holds workshops on access to finance and entrepreneurship at investment and innovation forums, at business training events, as well as at leading business accelerators. She lectured at the Media Business School and teaches at various international audiovisual labs, markets and business summits.
She is a strategic advisor for European funding institutions and development agencies and is a veteran project director of several EU-projects focusing on accelerating creative and digital businesses through innovation programmes. She developed international media positioning strategies for countries and regions e.g. in Asia, across Europe and in the United Arab Emirates.
Juliane chairs EBN’s Creative, Cultural & Digital Special Interest Group and wrote the Technical Note on Creative BICs. She is founder and director of the professional business network for Indian and European content businesses, eurinidiamedia. She is Director of the MEDIA supported investor training programmes ENTER Europe and Member of the Advisory Board of the EU-project InvestHorizon.