Geraldine Le Meur

Entrepreneur, board Member, and Investor in New York

Geraldine Le Meur

Entrepreneur, board Member, and Investor in New York

I am a French-American entrepreneur turned early-stage investor and mother of three young men, and I founded my first company at the age of 23. Since the early days of the Internet in 1995, I have had a successful career as an entrepreneur in the tech ecosystem.

I have co-founded four successful tech companies in France, including a web agency (where I served as CMO, and Omnicom BBDO acquired it), a web hosting company (where I served as CEO, and France Telecom acquired it), a blogging platform (where I served as COO, and SixApart acquired it), and a startup studio (where I served as COO, and it was self-financed).

I also co-founded and was CEO of LeWeb, which ReedElseiver RELX acquired.

LeWeb was a trailblazer event that brought all of Silicon Valley's key players to Europe for ten years.

In November 2020, I joined FrenchFounders Inc. as a Partner. I am leading the investment practice at FrenchFounders to bring genuine Network Effect to the investment value chain.

The vision and ambition of our investment fund are to provide French-speaking entrepreneurs with a first-stage venture partner who will support them financially while leveraging the network of over 4000 outstanding members. Money is not enough; on top of co-investing, we focus on recruiting, business development, warm introductions, and trust to create value together, supported by a robust French-speaking community worldwide at the scale-up moment of an international expansion. LeFonds' focus is on Seed to Serie A.

I serve on the Skema Business School board and am interested in other board positions in the US.

I am an angel investor and have invested early in over 20 startups, such as LinkedIn, LendingClub, Teads, Evernote, and WP Engine; more recently, Kimai, Dr. EJ, and Animoca Brands.

In 2016, I co-founded The Refiners, a San Francisco-based pre-seed US fund and program devoted to foreign founders. We accomplished our mission with The Refiners Fund, investing and incubating 56 companies, and the investment period ended in 2019.

In 2018, I published"Comme Elles Entreprenez Votre Vie!"; its English version, "Step it up: How French Women Hack Work-Life Balance".

The goal was to demystify female entrepreneurship and help women connect to role models grounded in real life.

After 15 years in San Francisco, I now live in New York.

  • Education
    • Skema Business School - Master, Major in Marketing
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