Loïc Le Meur

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Loïc Le Meur
Le Meur at the 2014 LeWeb Conference
Born (1972-07-14) 14 July 1972 (age 51)
Alma materHEC Paris
Occupation(s)Entrepreneur, 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]


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]

In 2015, he founded leade.rs, a platform for keynote speakers.[citation needed] In 2019, leade.rs was acquired by Animoca. Le Meur joined Animoca as a venture partner to assist in growth and expansion opportunities.[10]

Blogging and LeWeb[edit]

In 2004 Le Meur became part of the team behind the official World Economic Forum blog.[11]

Since 2004, Le Meur has organized a conference focused on blogging and the web world with Géraldine Le Meur, his wife until recently.[12] In December 2006, he managed to get Shimon Peres, Nicolas Sarkozy, and French politician François Bayrou on stage at LeWeb '03.[13] More than 2,600 people from 60 different countries attended in 2010.[14] Approximately 3200 attended in 2014.[15]


In 2007, Le Meur moved to San Francisco to launch a new startup named Seesmic.[16]

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 [17] 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.[18] In September 2012, Seesmic was acquired by HootSuite.[19][20]


  • 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.[21][22]


  1. ^ Nicholas Kolakowski (2011-09-07). "July 14, 2004 eWeek - Six Apart Hires New CEO, Nets European Bloggers". Eweek.com. Retrieved 2014-07-22.[permanent dead link]
  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. ^ "Animoca Brands to acquire tech industry networking and event platform Leade.rs". Proactiveinvestors UK. 2019-05-05. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  11. ^ "Forumblog.org". Forumblog.org. 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  12. ^ "Loïc Le Meur: Entrepreneur. Angel investor. Expatriate". TechRepublic. 2015-02-15. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Participants LeWeb'10 | LeWeb'10". 2010.leweb.net. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  15. ^ "LeWeb scoopnest". scoopnest. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  16. ^ "Loic Le Meur Moves To Silicon Valley To Start Video Content Company". TechCrunch. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  17. ^ "Seesmic acquires Ping.fm". Archived from the original on 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-04-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  18. ^ Swisher, Kara (2011-02-01). "Seesmic Gets $4 Million in Funding from Salesforce.com". Kara.allthingsd.com. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  19. ^ Sarah Mitroff (1967-01-26). "As Twitter Tightens Its Grip, HootSuite Buys Seesmic". Wired.com. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  20. ^ "Voici le prix d'achat de Seesmic par HootSuite". Maxime VALETTE (in French). 10 September 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  21. ^ "One Tweet & 6 Days - That's All It Took Elon Musk to End Tesla Drivers' Most Common Problem". 28 December 2016.
  22. ^ "Ein Nutzer twitterte Elon Musk eine Beschwerde — Tesla behebt das Problem in nur fünf Tagen - Business Insider Deutschland". www.businessinsider.de. Archived from the original on 2016-12-26.

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