Julian Eison is a Managing Partner at NEXT VENTURES, where he invests in healthcare and
consumer wellness, which spans whole personal care at the intersection of innovation and
technology. He’s passionately driven by investing in entrepreneurs who are exposing industry
inefficiencies, omitted or misunderstood historical facts or processes, and closing generational
Through his work he’s led NEXT VENTURES’ investment in: Juno Medical, SteadyMD, Humane,
Vital Biosciences, Mood Health, OK Capsule, Trial Library, Genopets and Terra. Julian is an active
board member of: Juno Medical, SteadyMD, and OK Capsule.
Prior to joining NEXT VENTURES, Julian was founder and CEO of Eison Triple Thread, a
premium consumer brand where he developed FITS, a product recommendation engine that
leveraged customer’s musical preferences to drive product acquisition. Before his time as a
founder, he spent 6 years at Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm with $19 billion in
committed capital, focused on deal diligence and technology.
Julian is an appointed Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where teaches
STRAMGT 356: Startup Garage. In addition, he is an active Kauffman Fellow (Class 27) and a
member of the Black Venture Institute’s inaugural cohort. He helped launch the Valence Funding
Network, an initiative to link Black entrepreneurs to leading venture capitalists in Silicon Valley
and other areas. Julian was an NCAA Division I Track & Field athlete and Big West High Jump
Champion. He has been featured in TechCrunch, Yahoo Finance, WWD, The Guardian, Adweek,
NBC and other publications.
He graduated from the University of California Irvine, where he earned a BS in Sociology. While at
UC Irvine he was an Academic All-American and research scholar.
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