Julien Foussard launched into the business world in 2007 at the age of twenty-one, as a serial entrepreneur. I paused my Business studies in France to found my first start up, an online pet shop. Self-taught and very optimistic, I knew from the age of 12 that I wanted to be at the heart of startup creation. Julien Foussard quickly understood that a startup is more than an entity. It’s a project, a state of mind carried by its founder’s beliefs, devoid of constraints, based on innovation, dynamism and information. My ability to self-teach and optimism made me a great candidate for business development. My willingness to alter the status quo and upturn established systems have been the engine that pushed my entrepreneurial drive.
Since 2007, I have continued my journey and launched ten more businesses. I discovered in 2010 the business model of subscription based digital services, which has become my key focus until 2015. From 2016, I have been fully focused on my new company: Oyst.com.
The main ingredients for success of all of my startups are passion and savoir-faire. I believe to be an entrepreneur, one must be a person with a high capacity for problem solving in any circumstance and aspect of business. I also believe it is extremely important to remove the guilt attached to failure and to make it a simple step towards success.
“Don’t overthink. Go to market as quickly as possible”: Regardless of your experience, intelligence, the number of people surrounding you, you cannot foresee everything. The market gives you direction. Avoid seeking perfection: a project is never perfect, it evolves over time. – Julien Foussard