Loic Le Meur
Loic Le Meur is a serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco. Loic along with his wife Geraldine, created the #1 European tech event LeWeb. Every December hundreds of Internet Start-ups, Companies, Leaders, Innovators, Venture Capitalists, Journalists, Bloggers come together in Paris: 3,500 participants from 76 countries in December 2011. This past June LeWeb also launched its first ever London event to rave reviews. According to The Economist, "LeWeb is where revolutionaries gather to plot the future". Loic is also the founder of Seesmic a popular app that helps enterprise and individuals manage their internal and external social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Salesforce Chatter. Seesmic allows them to listen to and engage with their online communities more efficiently. Seesmic is available on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone7 and other platforms. Seesmic was sold to Hootsuite in September of 2012. Previously, Loic successfully started and sold three companies. 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). Loic 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. Loic is married with 3 boys and loves kite-surfing and running. He is proud to have finished the New York Marathon in 3h53 minutes.