Having been too often sleep-deprived and woken up at unearthly hours, Julia’s goal is to make people happier with better sleep as the CEO of lark technologies. A serial entrepreneur, she has focused on growing early-stage startups in the consumer products and cleantech space. Prior to lark, she was National Sustainability Chair for global startup incubator Clean Tech Open, where she launched a National Sustainability Program to help hundreds of cleantech startups all over America. She also ran international marketing in China for consumer products startup D.light Design.
She received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees at Stanford University and completed half of a Master of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management (a dropout, but they were nice enough to include her as a case study and speaker). She was an entrepreneur in residence at Stanford’s StartX incubator, and, In 2011, she was named Top Woman Entrepreneur Under 40 by Marie Claire Magazine.