As a mother of a big family my children are the center of my world. I’m there in the morning to take them to school, and I’m there in the evening to tuck them up in bed. I’ve stood freezing on the sidelines of countless rugby matches, and sat in the audience at endless dance recitals. I taught my children how to ride a bike, how to swim; I help them with homework. I know my story as a full-time parent and a busy working mum is no different to the stories of thousands of other women out there.
Meet The Founder
Julie was born in 1978 in Taarbaek, Denmark, the middle child of three sisters.
She began her career as an intern at Morgan Stanley in 1998, and after one month was hired; Julie worked in the Private Clients division from 1998-1999, where she gained the financial foundations that have aided her in her entrepreneurial success.
In 2000, she launched Vitaviva, a Danish health supplements online company, still operating today, giving her vital commercial experience for her next venture; Gumball 3000 Group which she co-founded with Maximillion Cooper.
Julie was the co-founder of the Gumball 3000 Group from 2001 – 2010 operating five companies under the Gumball 3000 name, including Apparel, Films, Licensing, Events, and Music. The Gumball 3000 name has developed into a global lifestyle brand valued in 2006 at £120 million GBP.
Julie is married to private equity Hedge-fund Owner Mark Brangstrup Watts, as well as being a full-time mother of seven, a keen skier and a lover of motor-sports.
Alongside her business and career ventures, Julie also graduated with a BA in Psychology and Business in 2002.