Le Web and Seesmic founder Loïc Le Meur speaks to Lukasz Gadowski
Loïc Le Meur is a French entrepreneur best known for his startup conference LeWeb. Angel investors, VCs, prominent bloggers and startup entrepreneurs of all stripes come from around the world to attend the conference, held in Paris. LeWeb is now so highly esteemed it has the luxury of not needing any marketing activity at all, relying on word of mouth alone.
In 2005, the conference started with just 250 participants. In the next two years, the number doubled each time and by December 2007 Loïcs’s conference brought in 1,800 participants. This year’s Le Web event happens in Paris between 8 – 9 December and speakers include a host of luminaries and web innovators, among them Sebastien de Halleux (Playfish), Dennis Crowley (Foursquare) and Matt Mullenweg (Automattic/Wordpress) to name just a few.
In this interview with Team Europe Ventures partner Lukasz Gadowski, Loïc talks about his own startup Seesmic, the runaway success of his LeWeb conference and the vibrant community that has grown up around it.
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