SANTA MONICA, USA // Julie Uhrman is the President and Co-Founder of Angel City Football Club (ACFC), Los Angeles' professional women's soccer team that debuted in 2022 in the National Women's Soccer League. Uhrman founded ACFC with Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, and venture capitalist, 776 founder & Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. ACFC is one of the world's only majority female-founded and run professional sports teams. Uhrman has also been named One of the Most Influential People in Sports Business 2022 by the Sports Business Journal, one of the Ten Influencers of 2023 by SportsPro Media, a member of Adweek's 2021 and 2020 Most Powerful Women In Sports, one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, and to the Creative 50 list by Ad Age. In May of 2023, the team was named Sports Team of the Year at the prestigious Sports Business Journal and was the first women's team ever to win the category.
Julie is active in the Los Angeles sports and technology communities. She is a board member of the LA Sports and Entertainment Council, The Rose Bowl Institute, and the LA Sports Council, and an active executive in the LA Chapter of WISE (Women in Sports and Events), where she was recognized as a 2022 Women of Inspiration Honoree. She is also part of the DraftKings' All-Star Network as an Advisor to Drive by DraftKings.
Before ACFC, Uhrman served as the EVP and General Manager of OTT Ventures at Lionsgate, Head of Platform Business Development at Jaunt, a virtual reality content startup, and founder of OUYA, a pioneering Android-based game console.