Loïc Le Meur

Loïc Le Meur

FRANCE

Serial entrepreneur & blogger

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Loïc is a well-known serial French entrepreneur who created and sold 4 Internet startups, also blogger and vlogger. Loic's blog is #1 in France, read by more than 250 000 unique visitors per month, he made hundreds of video podcasts including the only podcast with President Nicolas Sarkozy). Working on his next venture, Loïc is also honorary Chairman at Six Apart, the leading weblog software company and investor in tens of startups such as LinkedIn or Technorati. He also organizes every year one of Europe's largest web event, LeWeb3, that gathered 1300 participants from 37 Countries in 2006. It is a unique event capable of gathering Internet entrepreneurs, visionaries and politicians such as Nobel Prize Winner Shimon Peres. Loic also joined President Sarkozy campaign team during the 2007 elections, advising on the Internet, gathered a network of 1000 bloggers for him and launched the Second Life Sarkozy Island. Loic graduated from the #1 business school in France, HEC.

Loïc served as Executive VP of Six Apart EMEA from 2003 to 2007 and founded and served as CEO for several companies in France, including U-blog, a european blog service in 2003; RapidSite France, the first shared Web hosting company launched in 1997. Rapid Site France was sold to France Telecom and B2L, one of the first Web agencies launched in France in 1996, with clients including Chanel, 20th Century Fox, and Mars, which was sold to BBDO, a leading advertising group. Loïc is also a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He launched the WEF blog in 2004 and has been advising and blogging for the Forum since then.