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A well-known serial French entrepreneur who has created and sold 4 Internet startups, Loïc also is a blogger and vlogger. His blog is #1 in France, read by more than 250,000 unique visitors per month, and he has posted hundreds of video podcasts including the only podcast with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
After selling his last company, Ublog, to SixApart in 2003, Loic served as Executive VP, EMEA for the company until 2007. He left SixApart in the spring of 2007 to join President Sarkozy’s campaign team advising on the Internet, gathering a network of 1000 bloggers for Sarkozy and launching the Second Life Sarkozy Island.
Loïc is still honorary Chairman at Six Apart, the leading weblog software company and investor in tens of startups such as LinkedIn and Technorati. He also organizes one of Europe’s largest technology events, LeWeb3, that attracted close to 2,000 participants from 30 countries in 2007. This unique conference gathers Internet entrepreneurs, visionaries and politicians to discuss the impact of technology and the Internet on society and has featured renowned speakers lsuch as Nobel Prize Winner Shimon Peres and designer Philippe Starck.
Prior to Ublog, Loïc’s other companies included: RapidSite France, the first shared Web hosting company that launched in 1997 and was sold to France Telecom; and B2L, one of the first Web agencies launched in France in 1996, with clients including Chanel, 20th Century Fox, and Mars, and which was sold to BBDO, a leading advertising group.
A graduate of France’s #1 business school, HEC, Loïc is also a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He launched the WEF blog in 2004 and has been advising and blogging for the Forum since then.