E694: Leade.rs Founder Loic Le Meur on building Europe’s tech with LeWeb, investing in SV powerhouses LinkedIn & Evernote, and now creating a marketplace for the world’s greatest speakers

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Loic Le Meur is a serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He co-founded one of the largest European tech events, LeWeb. Loic is an active business angel and was an early investor in LinkedIn, Evernote and Lending Club, among many others. In this episode, he shares insights around his new startup, Leade.rs, a speakers-events marketplace that enables you to discover the top people doing amazing things in their field right now—the Nobel Prize, the Forbes top 30 under 30,, the Young Global Leaders, LinkedIn Influencers, and TED speakers. Currently, the process to book keynote speakers for events is broken. Most events aim to maximize revenue, but compromise engaging topics. Leade.rs wants to answer questions such as, “Who makes VR?” “Who are best people in VR in Asia?” “In Latin America?”, and connect those speakers with event planners. Join us as Loic shares his vision to create transparent optionality in discovering speakers and the sustainable revenue experiment paired with it.

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