Géraldine Le Meur

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Géraldine Le Meur
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Le Meur
BornMay 1972
OccupationInnovator and business executive
Spouse(s)Loïc Le Meur1993-2012

Géraldine Le Meur (born May 1972) is a French innovator and business executive.[1] She studied at Skema Business School, graduated in 1995.[2] In 2004, together with her former husband Loïc Le Meur, she founded LeWeb (initially called LesBlog) which developed into a popular series of Paris-based conferences for digital innovators and entrepreneurs.[3][4] She is currently CEO of the French company Business Space which in April 2015 reacquired LeWeb.

Now based in New-York after having lived 13 years in San Francisco, Le Meur has held senior positions in several companies she and her husband founded. In 1997, she co-founded and was CEO for RapidSite France (later sold to France Telecom) and she went on to manage the early blogging initiative Ublog which was merged with Six Apart in 2004 while she was its marketing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (2003–07). More recently, she was the CEO of LeWeb before it was bought by Reed Exhibitions in 2012.[4] In April 2015, Géraldine and Loïc Le Meur reacquired LeWeb through their Paris-based firm Business Space as Reed Exhibitions believed the market for exhibitions in the sector was becoming saturated.[5][6]

She is now the head of the LeFonds by French Founders. She is also the Co-founder of The Refiners.

She published in Oct 2018, "Comme Elles entreprenez votre vie!", translated in english "Step it up" about women entrepreneurship and real life role models.

Knight of the French Legion of Honor ,mother of three boys, Géraldine Le Meur lives now in New York.[7]


  1. ^ "Présentation de Geraldine LE MEUR" (in French). Dirigeant. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. ^ "What an entrepreneur needs to know before moving to Silicon Valley". www.skema.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  3. ^ "Loïc Le Meur: Entrepreneur. Angel investor. Expatriate". TechRepublic. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Geraldine Le Meur". Inspiring fifty. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  5. ^ Perelstein, Laszlo (9 April 2015). "Les Le Meur remettent la main sur LeWeb, trois ans après l'avoir vendu". La Tribune (in French). Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Founders Buy Back LeWeb" (PDF). Reed Midem. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  7. ^ Leveau, Clémence (13 November 2014). "La vie en clics de Géraldine Le Meur, reine du Web entre Paris et San Francisco". Elle (in French). Retrieved 15 September 2015.