Loïc Le Meur

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Loïc Le Meur
Loïc Le Meur at the 2014 LeWeb Conference.jpg
Loïc Le Meur at the 2014 LeWeb Conference
Born (1972-07-14) 14 July 1972 (age 46)
France
Alma materHEC Paris
OccupationEntrepreneur, blogger

Loïc Le Meur (born 14 July 1972) is a French entrepreneur and blogger. He served as Executive Vice President EMEA at software company Six Apart after merging French blogging company Ublog with Six Apart in July 2004.[1] In late 2006 Le Meur became a public backer of French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and joined Sarkozy's campaign team as an advisor on Internet-related topics.[2][3]

Career[edit]

In 1996, Loïc Le Meur founded his first company, interactive agency B2L.[citation needed]

He also founded RapidSite France with his wife [4] a web hosting company for small businesses in France.[5] In 1999, he sold RapidSite to France Télécom where it became part of Wanadoo.[6]

In 2000, he founded application service provider Tekora.[5]

In 2003, he got involved with French weblog hosting company Ublog which he purchased from its founder, fellow Breton Stéphane Le Solliec in October 2003.[7] He then grew Ublog and merged the company with Six Apart where he became Executive Vice President in 2004.[8] He held his role as EVP EMEA until March 2007 when he handed his job over to long-time business partner Olivier Creiche. Le Meur remains Honorary Chair of Six Apart Europe.[9]

Blogging & LeWeb[edit]

In 2004 Le Meur became part of the team behind the official World Economic Forum blog.[10]

Since 2004, he co-founded and organized a conference focused on blogging and the web world with Géraldine Le Meur, his wife until recently.[11] In December 2006, he managed to get Shimon Peres, Nicolas Sarkozy, and French politician François Bayrou on stage at LeWeb '03.[12] More than 2,600 people from 60 different countries came in 2010.[13] About 3200 came for the 2014 session '14 [14]

Seesmic[edit]

In 2007, Le Meur moved to San Francisco to launch a new startup named Seesmic.[15]

Seesmic was initially focused on the creation of an online community of video bloggers. Following the 2008 economic crisis Seesmic's became a social media client company. In January 2010, Seesmic acquired Ping.fm [16] and allowed its users to update simultaneously more than 50 different social media statuses. In February 2011, Seesmic received funding from Salesforce.com and Softbank, bringing total funding to $16 million.[17] In September 2012, Seesmic was acquired by HootSuite[18][19]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Blogs pour les pros by Loïc Le Meur and Laurence Beauvais, Dunod ISBN 2-10-049395-7, November 2005
  • La révolution podcast by Loïc Le Meur and Laurence Beauvais, Dunod ISBN 2-10-050059-7, September 2006.

On social media[edit]

  • On December 11, 2016, Le Meur shared his concern about Tesla Motors drivers using charging slots as parking space on Twitter. Elon Musk immediately took action and fixed the issue within 6 days.[20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas Kolakowski (2011-09-07). "July 14, 2004 eWeek - Six Apart Hires New CEO, Nets European Bloggers". Eweek.com. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  2. ^ Nicolas Sarkozy's Campaign Team Archived 2007-04-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "January 15, 2007, Guardian Unlimited - For France's bloggers, c'est la guerre". Blogs.guardian.co.uk. 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  4. ^ "Entretien avec Geraldine Fleurence (Rapidsite)". Idf.net. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  5. ^ a b "April 15, 2005 01.net - Interview with Loïc Le Meur". 01net.com. 2012-01-01. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  6. ^ "December 22, 1999 internetnews.com - France Telecom Acquires RapidSite France". Internetnews.com. 1999-12-22. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  7. ^ "November 25, 2003 Le Journal du Net - Ublog, l'aventure blog de Loïc Le Meur" (in French). Journaldunet.com. 2003-11-25. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  8. ^ "July 15, 2004 internetnews.com - Six Apart Blogs in Europe". Internetnews.com. 2004-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  9. ^ "March 27, 2007 Loic Le Meur Weblog - After Six Apart, what should I do?". Loiclemeur.com. 2007-03-27. Archived from the original on 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  10. ^ "Forumblog.org". Forumblog.org. 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  11. ^ "Loïc Le Meur: Entrepreneur. Angel investor. Expatriate". TechRepublic. 2015-02-15. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  12. ^ "The end of blogger conferences Loic Le Meur". Loiclemeur.com. 2006-12-17. Archived from the original on 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  13. ^ "Participants LeWeb'10 | LeWeb'10". 2010.leweb.net. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  14. ^ "LeWeb scoopnest". scoopnest. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  15. ^ "Loic Le Meur Moves To Silicon Valley To Start Video Content Company". TechCrunch. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  16. ^ Seesmic acquires Ping.fm at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2010-07-13)
  17. ^ "Seesmic Gets $4 Million in Funding from Salesforce.com - Kara Swisher - News - AllThingsD". Kara.allthingsd.com. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  18. ^ Sarah Mitroff   (1967-01-26). "As Twitter Tightens Its Grip, HootSuite Buys Seesmic". Wired.com. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  19. ^ "http://maxime.sh/2012/09/seesmic-hootsuite-rachat/" (in French). Translate.google.fr. Retrieved 2014-07-22. External link in |title= (help)
  20. ^ http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/it-took-just-one-tweet-and-6-days-later-for-elon-musk-to-end-the-most-common-problem-tesla-drivers-face-268353.html
  21. ^ http://www.businessinsider.de/ein-nutzer-twitterte-elon-musk-eine-beschwerde-tesla-behebt-das-problem-in-nur-fuenf-tagen-2016-12

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