Loïc Le Meur is a serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco. Loïc co-founded the #1 European tech event LeWeb. Each year in Paris, LeWeb brings together in Paris 3,500 entrepreneurs, brands, geeks, investors and press from 76 countries. According to The Economist, “LeWeb is where revolutionaries gather to plot the future”. LeWeb launched in London in addition to Paris and acquired by Reed Exhibitions in 2012.
Previously, Loïc successfully started and sold four companies. Hootsuite acquired his social networking app Seesmic, he also founded one of the first blogging service in Europe, Ublog, acquired by Six Apart now Say Media, a web hosting company Rapidsite France acquired by France Telecom and a web agency B2L acquired by BBDO (Omnicom group).
Loïc is an active business angel and was an early investor in LinkedIn, Evernote and Lending Club, among many others.
Loïc was named one of “Europe’s Tech25″ by the Wall Street Journal as well as one of the “25 most influential people” on the web by Business Week He is featured in The Economist as one of “Europe’s Blooming Entrepreneurs”, and is a “Young Global Leader”by the World Economic Forum where he helps select the next Tech Pioneers and is a regular speaker.
Loïc loves kite-surfing and running. He is proud to have finished the New York Marathon in 3h48 minutes.